慶應義塾大学アート・センター Keio University Art Center

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.

日時

9-10 September 2019

場所

Keio University Art Center

対象

Require registration

お問い合わせ

Keio University Art Center

日時

9-10 September 2019

場所

Keio University Art Center

対象

Require registration

お問い合わせ

Keio University Art Center

主催・共催など

Keio University Art Center
Supported by: UMAC


Preliminary Programme
 

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

17.30 Reception

 

Tuesday, 10 September

10.00-11.30 Morning panel

11.30 Closing/Lunch

13.00 Visits to University Museums in Tokyo (to be announced)

 


Call for Proposals

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We welcome proposals that address new practices, models or strategies to:

  • Connect a wide range of collections and cultural activities on campus run by different research centers, departments, archives and libraries
  • Encourage communications between faculties, students, staff, visitors and locals
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and/or education through the display or educational programmes
  • Collaborate with museums, collections and people outside the university
  • Develop digital tools for interdisciplinary research and education
  • Design spaces to provoke interactions between collections and people
  • Make research collections and archives accessible to wider audiences
  • Engage alumni/ae through activities around collections including donation

Proposals can be submitted to one of the session types below:

Standard Sessions
10-15 min oral papers followed by in-depth discussion
Papers should deal with substantial research within the seminar’s theme; report the development of significant new arguments, methodologies or results; and present rigorous theoretical, speculative or critical discussion.

Poster Session
5-min oral presentations
Descriptions of projects, activities, collections and museums are welcome. Unlike other conferences where the role of the poster is downplayed, we stress the importance of posters by subjecting them to the same rigorous peer-review as other proposals and by offering a dedicated chaired Poster Session.


Submissions and deadline:

  • Conference language: English (no simultaneous translation will be provided)
  • Template for abstract submission (oral and poster papers)
  • All proposals should be submitted by 31 March 2019 to Yu Homma/Kayoko Ichikawa:
  • Proposals template
  • Accept/reject notification : 25 April 2019