UMAC Tokyo Seminar/University Museums as Cultural Commons: Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Museums
A University encompasses diverse cultures. Research and education in various disciplines generate autonomous collections which reflect unique cultural backgrounds of each academic field.
A university museum is a place where these collections meet. Practices in museums — exhibitions, conservation, research, learning and so on — further reveal the cultural backgrounds of collections. Museums also gather and connect the members of communities surrounding the university ― students, faculties, researchers, alumni/ae, visitors, get them together through the discussion on collections.
In this two-day seminar, we will explore the power of university museums which trigger the interchanges of people and knowledge from different cultures, through a keynote panel, paper presentations and poster sessions. We also offer visits to university museums and collections in Tokyo.
Please visit UMAC Tokyo Seminar’s website for further details.
9-10 September 2019
Keio University Mita Campus, North Research Building and East Research Building
Open to anyone. Require pre-registration.
Registration fee: 6,000 JPY
UMAC Tokyo Seminar Office: Homma, Ichikawa
03-5427-1621 (c/o Keio University Art Center)
Please register via Peatix website by 18 August (JPT).
Organised by: Keio University Art Center and Keio Museum Commons
Supported by: UMAC
Monday, 9 September
9.30-11.30 Keynote panel
Yohko Watanabe (Keio University Art Center)
Andrew Simpson (UMAC/Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Australia)
Judy Willcocks (Central Saint Martins, London University of the Arts, UK)
11.30-13.00 Lunch Break
13.00-14.30 Poster Session
14.30-15.30 Panel ‘What we think about Keio Museum Commons’
Members of the Keio Museum Commons Preparation Office
15.30-17.00 Afternoon panel
Tuesday, 10 September
10.00-11.30 Morning panel
13.00 Visits to University Museums in Tokyo (to be announced)