International Symposium “Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan Dialogue towards the Enhancement of Cultural Diversity”

Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno Campus

poster for International Symposium “Immigration Museum: Australia-Japan Dialogue towards the Enhancement of Cultural Diversity”

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The Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia has been dynamically engaging with formal and informal education and community activities to enhance cultural diversity in society through artistic installations and interactive visual programs, as well as historical exhibitions on the theme of migration. A similar concern has been developing in Japan where many actors, such as the Immigration Museum Tokyo Pilot Program, have organized artistic projects. This symposium aims to advance dialogue between Japan and Australia to collaboratively promote cultural diversity in society.

Venue: Lecture Room 5-109, Department of Music, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts

*No booking required.
*Simultaneous English and Japanese interpretation will be provided.
*This program is presented as part of The Art Management Human Resource Development Program in the Age of Globalization: &Geidai: International Series.

Linda Sproul (Museums Victoria, Melbourne), Jan Molloy (Immigration Museum, Melbourne), Maggie Watson (Immigration Museum, Melbourne), Alice Pung (Immigration Museum, Melbourne), L-FRESH The LION (Hip Hop artist), Mariko Murata (Kansai University), Junichi Norota (MULPA), Shigeaki Iwai (Akita University of Art/Director of the Pilot Project for the Immigration Museum Tokyo)
Koichi Iwabuchi (Media and Cultural Studies and Director of Monash Asia Institute, Monash University), Sumiko Kumakura (Tokyo University of the Arts)

14:00-14:30 Introduction: Welcome by Sumiko Kamakura & Introduction to the Project by Koichi Iwabuchi
14:30-15:45 Session 1: Immigration Museum in Melbourne: Its History, Activities and Challenges
16:00-17:05 Session 2: Museum and Artistic Projects to Promote Cultural Diversity in Japan: IMM Tokyo Pilot Project and MULPA
17:05-18:00 Session 3: Towards Future Collaborations



October 15, 2017 from 13:00 to 18:00



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