UMAC TOKYO SEMINAR
University Museums as Cultural Commons:
Interdisciplinary research and education in museums
Keio University Art Center
Tokyo, 9-10 September 2019
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 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.
See Call for Papers below.
Preliminary Programme ( PDF)
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)
Call for papers
- Read the CfP here
- All proposals should be submitted before 31 March 2019 to Yu Homma/Kayoko Ichikawa: email@example.com
- Use of the abstract template is obligatory.
- Registration for Tokyo seminar is separated from UMAC 2019 Conference in Kyoto (1-7 September 2019). Details are to be announced.
- If you are attending the UMAC 2019 Conference in Kyoto, please note that travel Kyoto-Tokyo and accommodation in Tokyo not included in the conference fee.
- The participation to the seminar is not limited to ICOM members. We welcome presenters and audience from university museums, collections and related fields.
- Conference language: English (no simultaneous translation will be provided)
1-15-45, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8345, Japan
firstname.lastname@example.org (Yu Homma)