International Museum Day Symposium in Kyoto
On May 17, the day before the International Museum Day, ICOM-Japan will organize an international symposium, “Internationalization of Japanese Museums,” from 1:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Kyoto National Museum.
The symposium assembles leaders of major museum associations in Japan, to discuss the outlook toward hosting of the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto in 2019, and the challenges met by Japanese museums toward internationalization.
At the end of January 2015, ICOM-Japan submitted a bidding paper to the ICOM Headquarters for holding the General Conference in 2019. Now, Japanese colleagues/museum professionals are working hard and looking forward to sharing issues and participating in the ICOM community as much as possible.
Date and Time: May 17, 2015 / 13:30～17:30
Venue: Auditorium of the Kyoto National Museum, Japan
Organizers: Japanese National Committee for ICOM (ICOM-Japan), Japan Association of Museums, Kyoto National Museum, International Committee for University Museums and Collections (ICOM-UMAC)
Theme: Towards the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto, 2019
Language: English and Japanese (Simultaneous translation will be provided)
・Opening Remarks (13:30-13:40): Tamotsu AOKI (Chair, ICOM-Japan)
・Keynote Address (13:40-14:10): Makoto NAGAO (Honorary Professor, University of
・Report on the activities for hosting the ICOM General Conference in Kyoto, 2019 (14:10-14:30): Yuji KURIHARA (Committee Member, ICOM-Japan)
・Keynote Address: “Changes and Development of Korean Museums after the ICOM General Conference in Seoul” (Tentative) (14:30-15:20): Kidong BAE (Chair, ICOM-Korea)
・Keynote Address: “Activities of ICOM-UMAC” (Tentative) (15:30-16:20): Hugues DREYSSÉ (Chair, ICOM-UMAC)
・Panel Discussion (16:25-17:55)
Panelists: Kidong BAE (Chair, ICOM-Korea), Hugues DREYSSÉ (Chair, ICOM-UMAC), Akiko FUKAI (Director and Chief Curator, Kyoto Costume Institute), Yoshiyuki HOSOMI (Director, Hosomi Museum)
Coordinator: Masayuki HANDA (Vice Chair, ICOM-Japan)
・Closing Remarks (17:55-18:00): Johei SASAKI (Executive Director, Kyoto National Museum)
Contact Information: Secretariat, ICOM-Japan (Phone: 03-3591-7190 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)