Trystan Hawkins and Damian Hebron, two specialists in the relationship between medical care and art, will visit Japan from the UK, one of the leaders in healthcare art, and will speak at international symposia held in Tokyo and Nagoya. The UK has much in common with Japan: the population is rapidly aging and reducing medical expenditure is a major issue. Against this background, a range of art has been introduced to UK hospitals and welfare facilities, and study and research to demonstrate its effectiveness are also moving ahead. These symposia will provide the opportunity to exchange information on the history of art management, actual examples from hospitals, and the latest national policies and systems, with the aims of raising awareness about the necessity and usefulness of art in the medical and social welfare environment and of building a firm foundation for the development of personnel and the establishment of organizational structures.
Saturday 12 October 2019, 13.00-17.00
Nagoya City University Hospital
Monday 14 October 2019, 13.00-17.00
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo <Registration closed>