The Strong National Museum of Play and the Center for Games Studies and Art Research at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, are collaborating to study and preserve video games, and their first exhibit will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
According to a press release from The Strong, the NES exhibit, Playing with Power: 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System, will "explore the history of the console's development and introduction, showcase artifacts from The Strong's world-renowned collections, feature never-before-seen interviews with the NES hardware developer Masayuki Uemura, and include playable games, such as Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt."
Beyond the first exhibit, the partnership will include intern, faculty, staff and student exchanges as well as conferences and "cultural programs."
The 8-bit NES was released in 1983 in Japan as the Nintendo Family Computer and 1985 in U.S. and the following year in Europe.
In February, The Strong unveiled the World Video Game Hall of Fame, an organization to recognize influential video games throughout the history of the medium. The building is located in Rochester, New York.