Yamagata Normal School, a predecessor of the current Faculty of Education,

Art and Science of Yamagata University, began offering a room for collectiing,

preserving and exhibiting local museum materials in the 1930s.

In 1952, following the passing of the Museum Act, this room was designated as a

emuseum-equivalent institutionf by the Ministry of Education and launched as the

Yamagata University Local Museum. In 1978, the museum was renamed the

Museum of Yamagata University due to its expanding collecction.

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