Bulletin of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo publishes research results of the materials stored at UMUT and/or fieldwork reports related to the UMUT research scope as a monograph. All submissions, either from internal or external contributors, are peer-reviewed and published in English in principle. When published in Japanese, only occasionally thus far, the volume is required to contain a lengthy English abstract to allow non-Japanese readers an overview of the work’s significance. All volumes are available on an open access basis.
Material Reports of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo are designated as official catalogs to document UMUT’s collections. The supposed readers are researchers and students. Many of the volumes are published bilingually in Japanese and English, and are available on the internet database as well (UMDB). These are supported by the continuous curatorial work of the UMUT staff and collaborators, including volunteers and students.
This is another series of peer-reviewed research monographs comparable with the bulletins, withthe same publication policy as that of the latter. However, UMUT Monographs are published in a larger hard-bound format in association with external publishing houses. So far, research reports dealing with archeological and ethnographic field investigations have been published in this series.
UMUT holds more than 10 large and small exhibitions each year. Large exhibitions are usually accompanied by the publication of a monographic guide. While many of the publications are available only in Japanese, Japanese-English bilingual ones have been increasing in recent years. As in the other publication series, Exhibition Catalogues are also on sale at the university’s boutique and publication houses.
UMUT publishes three issues of its newsletter, called Ouroboros, each year to provide the latest updates on its activities and development to Japanese readers, including members of the UMUT Volunteering Society.