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Kansai University
Faculty of Sociology
Job title
PhD, Interdisciplinary Information Studies

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Lecturer, Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Letters, Dept of Social and Media Studies

Published Papers

Multiculturalism and Museums of the 21st Century: Cultural Challenges in Japan and the U.K.
The journal of the Museological Society of Japan   43(2) 1-27   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Media Bricolage on 'Reading' : Creating an art installation 'Analog Electronic Book'
MIYATA Masako, KEHARA Hiroki, MURATA,Mariko, TANIGAWA Ryuichi
Bulletin of Aichi Shukutoku University. Faculty of Media Theories and Production   第6号    Mar 2016
Exhibiting Popular Culture: Focusing on sports, manga comics, and popular music museums in Japan
Bulletin of the Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University   第47巻2号(2) 19-43   Mar 2016
‘Politics’ of Site and Display: The Korean Comics Exhibition ‘Flowers that Never Wilt’ at the Angouleme International Comics Festival
第46巻 第1号    Oct 2014
Development of Manga Reading Behavior Scale and Manga Image Scale
Takafumi Wakita;Mariko Murata;Chie Yamanaka;Yu Ito;Ryuichi Tanigawa;
Bulletin of the Faculty of Sociology   第44巻第2号、pp.75-99    Mar 2013
Visitor Survey at the Hiroshima City Manga Library: What It Means to Deal with Manga in Libraries
Yu Ito;Mariko Murata;Chie Yamanaka;Ryuichi Tanigawa;
Journal of Kyoto Seika University   第41号、pp.112-127    Sep 2012
What Do People Do in Manga Museums?: Rethinking 'Manga Environment' through Visitor Behavior
Chie Yamanaka;Yu Ito;Mariko Murata;Ryuichi Tanigawa;
Manga Studies   第17号、pp.76-85    Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Visitor Survey ath the Kyoto International Manga Museum: Considering Museums and Popular Culture
Mariko Murata;Chie Yamanaka;Ryuichi Tanigawa;Yu Ito;;
Journal of Kyoto Seika University   第37号、pp.77-92    Sep 2010
The Expansion of Museum Image in Postmodern Japan
MURATA, Mariko;
Bulletin of the Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University   第41巻 第1号    Oct 2009
The Establishment of Modern Museums in Japan
Journal of Kyoto Seika University   第35号    Jan 2009
The Collecting ‘Gaze’: from ‘the cabinet of curiosites’ to the Quai Branly Museum
MURATA, Mariko;
Journal of Kyoto Seika University   第34号    Mar 2008
Considering Museum Objects
MURATA, Mariko;
Journal of Kyoto Seika University   第33号    Sep 2007
Ethnography of the Hospital-reach Project: Creating cross-cultural communication among institutions
MURATA, Mariko;
Journal of Information Studies, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo   第69号    Mar 2005   [Refereed]
Reconceptualizing Museum Communication: A Call for Media Studies
MURATA, Mariko;
The Bulletin of the Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies   第66号    2004   [Refereed]
Museums and Media Literacy: A Developmental Study at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The Bulletin of the Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies, The University of Tokyo   第65号    Mar 2003
A Brief History of Visitor Studies and its Issues: Offering an essential perspective for effective museum communication in Japan
MURATA, Mariko;
Bulletin of Japan Museum Management Academy   第7号    Mar 2003   [Refereed]


Towards Conceptualizing the “Museums of Cities” in Osaka
CAMOC Museum of Cities Review   April 2019 14-17   Apr 2019   [Invited]

Books etc

The Museum as Ideology: Media Studies on Objects and Spaces
Jimbun Shoin   Dec 2014   
Popular Culture Museum: Collecting, Sharing and Consuming Cultures
Saeko Ishita;Mariko Murata ;Chie Yamanaka; (Part:Joint Editor)
Minerva Shobo   2013   
Media Literacy Workshops: Learning, Playing and Designing a New Information Society
MIZUKOSHI, Shin;MELL Project on Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo;MURATA, Mariko; (Part:Contributor)
University of Tokyo Press   2009   
'Narratives' in the museum –Beyond the discourse on ‘Art’
MURATA, Mariko;
Bijutsu Forum 21/ Daigo Shobo   2006   

Research Grants & Projects

media studies on museums
(not selected)
Museums and Popular Culture
(not selected)
Media Literacy
(not selected)