UK-Japan Museum Education Exchange Programme
Cultural institutions are facing new opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. The environment that surrounds museums and galleries is changing rapidly globally; the population is aging, digital technology is driving innovation resulting in changes to both the means of expression used by artists, and the relationships between arts institutions and their audiences.
To facilitate international dialogue around the role of museums and cultural institutions in the 21st century, the British Council will bring Japanese museum educators to the UK on a week long programme of visits and meetings with key UK museums and galleries in April 2014.
The programme will introduce the rich and diverse learning programmes of UK art institutions which aim to engage young and senior audiences, start new cross-art form and cross-sector collaborations and use digital media in innovative ways. The programme aims to create an opportunity for Japanese and UK museum educators to discuss the common issues they face, and exchange ideas to seek new solutions and approaches for learning at museums, as well as building a new network to explore possibilities for future collaborations between Japan and the UK.
Date: 23 April - 1 May 2014
Cities to visit: London, Manchester, Liverpool
Organiser: British Council
Mr. Eise Shiraki, Educator, Public programs, Mori Art Museum
Mr Yasunori Goh, Chief of Educational Programs Section, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Ms. Miki Tsukada, Curator, Setagaya Art Museum
Ms. Mio Nagayama, Curator The Museum of Art, Kochi
Ms. Sawako Inaniwa, Chief for Education and Public Programme Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Ms Kasumi Yamaki, Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Ms Kie Hanzawa, Curator, Tokyo Station Gallery
Ms. Kumiko Kibi, Educator 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
(Alphabetical order of organisations names)
Organisations to visit
Whitworth Art Gallery