International Symposium

Our international symposia, held annually since 2014 and open to the public, consist of presentations and panel discussions by some of the world’s foremost curators of Japanese art. At the fourth symposium, “Reinventing Japanese Art through Museum Experiences,” we explored the questions of what museums have accomplished so far, are able to do now, and should pursue in the future to allow visitors to think beyond stereotyped images of Japanese art while broadening their perspectives and deepening their understanding of it.

  • International Symposium
    Reinventing Japanese Art through Museum Experiences
  • Date: Friday, 12 January‐Saturday, 13 January 2018
  • Venue: Auditorium, Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum

12th January

Chairperson : Mr. Toshihiko Suekane (Tokyo National Museum, Japan)

13th January

Chairperson : Mr. Atsushi Imai (Tokyo National Museum)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Hideaki Kunigo (Tokyo National Museum, Japan)

  • Dr. Rosina Buckland
    National Museum of Scotland
  • Dr. Andreas Marks
    Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Prof. Ryo Furuta
    The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Dr. Daan Kok
    National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden