Come to the beautiful ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto, for an UMAC meeting and tour

of Kyoto’s university museums on May 18, 2015.
You are also invited to an international symposium the previous day at the Kyoto
National Museum on the topic of Internationalization of Japanese Museums.”

UMAC Kyoto Meeting & Tour
Kyoto has been called the “city of universities.” There are about 40 universities in and
around Kyoto. About thirty percent of these institutions of higher learning have
museums. The collections of these museums, comprising such genres as historical
documents and art, are not only used for research and education but have also been
exhibited and published. However, these activities are not well known to the people of
the community.
Museums belonging to universities in Kyoto work together through the University
Museum Association of Kyoto, founded in 2011. This network includes 15 of the 14 city,
national, and private university museums, covering a variety of comprehensive, history,
culture, arts and crafts, education and religions.
Join us on the UMAC Kyoto Meeting & Tour!

Date and Time: May 18, 2015 / 10:00–18:00
Organizers: International Committee for University Museums and Collections
(ICOM-UMAC), Japanese National Committee for ICOM (ICOM-Japan),
University Museum Association of Kyoto, Japan Association of Museums
Schedule:
10:00
Kyoto Station, Hachijō Exit
(transfer by chartered bus)
10:30~12:30 Kyoto Institute of Technology
Workshop organized by the University Museum Association of Kyoto
Tour of the Museum and Archives, Kyoto Institute of Technology
(transfer by chartered bus)
12:45~13:45 Kyoto University (Lunch)
13:50~14:50 Tour of the Kyoto University Museum
(transfer by chartered bus)
15:20~16:20 Tour of the Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University
(transfer by chartered bus)
16:45~17:45 Backyard Tour of the Ryūkoku Museum, Ryūkoku University
(transfer by chartered bus)
18:00
Kyoto Station Hachijō Exit

Participation is free (excluding transportation expenses to and from Kyoto,
accommodations). Advance registration is required.
Please register with Museum of International Cultures of KUFS
umc@kufs.ac.jp

Museum and Archives, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Kyoto University Museum

Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University

Ryūkoku Museum, Ryūkoku University

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)

Schedule:
・Opening Remarks (13:30-13:40): Tamotsu AOKI (Chair, ICOM-Japan)
・Keynote Address (13:40-14:10): Makoto NAGAO (Honorary Professor, University of
Kyoto)
・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)
Break (15:20-15:30)
・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:
icom@j-muse.or.jp)

Kyoto National Museum