ICOM Kyoto 2019

25ème Conférence générale

1-7 Septembre, 2019

Sessions plénières

 

2 Sep. (Mon.)

Curating Sustainable Futures Through Museums

Time: 11:45-13:15
Venue: ICC Kyoto Main Hall
Simultaneous Interpretation: EN, FR, ES, JP

Museums constitute an existing and wide network in all regions of the world. As they constitute a wide network in all regions of the world, museums are ideally situated to play a central role in helping achieve the UN’s Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through their engagement in initiatives directed to long-term environmental protection, to social justice and to equitable economic issues and exchanges, they can form a critical mass of actors that have the potential to support multiple co-benefits for societies, the environment and the economy.

Increasingly contemporary museums of all genres are working individually and in collaboration to help create better futures across all scales from the local, national and to the global. To achieve a more sustainable planet they are drawing on their unique collections, are working with local and global communities and all manner of partners, to foster community engagement and education that explores, imagines, frames and proactively generates sustainable futures. Within the new UN 2030 Agenda museums are and have to potential to act as information resources, as communicators, as educators, as facilitators, as activists and advocates, and as users of natural resources to achieve these aims.

Considering the various local and global aspects of sustainability, this session will explore different paths and innovative strategies that museums are following and can follow to support society to meet unprecedented challenges. So much has been achieved, and so much more can be achieved, as museums are at the nexus between tradition, innovation and communities to nurture sustainable futures. All museums have a part to play, and through working together we can maximise our collective impact and benefit. This panel will encourage all participants to consider how they can get involved in creating this shared story of positive transformation.

Morien Rees

Moderator

Morien Rees

Chair, ICOM Working Group on Sustainability
Museum Development Advisor, Varanger Museum

Moderator

Morien Rees

Chair, ICOM Working Group on Sustainability
Museum Development Advisor, Varanger Museum

Morien Rees is a Museum Development Advisor at Varanger Museum (Norway). He studied architecture at the University of Wales and art history at the University of Oslo. He practised architecture until 1994. Since 1994 he has worked in the museum sector. At present, he is employed in Varanger Museum on the Norway’s arctic coast. He is chair of ICOM’s Working Group on Sustainability.

Mamoru Mohri

Introduction Speech

Mamoru Mohri

Chief Executive Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Introduction Speech

Mamoru Mohri

Chief Executive Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Dr. Mamoru Mohri was the first Japanese astronaut on Space Shuttle, as well as the first CEO of Miraikan serving as a liaison between researchers and society. His new style in science communication creates Japan Cool in the science centre world including live TV “Space Classroom” and the first solar eclipse TV broadcast from Antarctica. He also dove 6,500m into the deep sea. He enjoys an everlasting challenge to explore the unknown. Dr. Mohri hosted for Science Center World Summit 2017 as the Chair and established the "Tokyo Protocol” to contribute to achieving the UN’s SDGs.

Sarah Sutton

Speaker

Sarah Sutton

Principal, Sustainable Museums
Executive Committee Member, We Are Still In

Speaker

Sarah Sutton

Principal, Sustainable Museums
Executive Committee Member, We Are Still In

As a consultant, Ms. Sutton, LEED-AP, works with staff and leadership of cultural organizations as they develop sustainable solutions and foster climate action. As a member of the Executive Committee for We Are Still In, and as its Cultural Institutions Sector Lead, she strengthens the American sector’s support of the Paris Agreement. She is co-chair of the AASLH Task Force on Environment & Climate, and a board member of the AAM Environment & Climate Network. She is a co-author of The Green Museum and author of Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites & Museums. She is a 2019 Salzburg Global Fellow.

Bonita Bennett

Speaker

Bonita Bennett

Director, District Six Museum

Speaker

Bonita Bennett

Director, District Six Museum

Bonita Bennett was appointed as director of the District Six Museum in 2008. Her professional training is as an educator with strong anti-apartheid activist roots and she completed both her under- and post-graduate degrees at the University of Cape Town. Her Masters dissertation focused on narratives of people who were forcibly removed from various areas in the Western Cape under Apartheid. She is currently registered as a doctoral student at the University of Pretoria.
Both her parents are from District Six, and she grew up in a township on the Cape Flats with other families who were displaced. The District Six Museum provides a wonderful platform from which to confront the legacies of Apartheid displacement, and to also raise awareness about the indivisibility of human rights.

Yacy-Aya Froner

Speaker

Yacy-Aya Froner

Professor, School of Fine Arts, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Speaker

Yacy-Aya Froner

Professor, School of Fine Arts, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Yacy-Ara Froner holds a degree in History from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (1988), a Master's in Social History (1994) and a Ph.D. in Economic History (2001), with emphasis on cultural heritage, by USP. She was trained in restoration by CECOR (1992) and in conservation by GCI (1995). She is currently a professor at the School of Fine Arts, at the undergraduate courses in Visual Arts and Conservation-Restoration, and lecturing at the Graduate Program in Arts. She also coordinates the Graduate Program in Built Environment and Sustainable Heritage of the Faculty of Architecture of Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Cecilia Lam

Speaker

Cecilia Lam

Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speaker

Cecilia Lam

Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Cecilia Lam is the Founding Director of the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change and the Director of the Campus Planning and Sustainability Office at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. With a portfolio including strategic planning and sustainability in higher education, she also oversees the program operations of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong) and serves as a member of the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium.

Henry McGhie

Discussant

Henry McGhie

Founder, Curating Tomorrow

Discussant

Henry McGhie

Founder, Curating Tomorrow

Henry McGhie has had a lifelong passion for nature, and has a background as a bird ecologist. He worked at Manchester Museum, part of the University, from 2000–2019, as a curator and head of the Museum’s curatorial team. He oversaw the development of award-winning galleries and special exhibitions linked to environmental sustainability and climate change. He has helped broker partnerships between researchers, museums and policy workers, both in the UK and internationally, and is a member of the international Sustainability Working Group established by ICOM (International Council of Museums) in 2018. Henry is interested in finding ways to accelerate museums’ contributions to nature conservation, climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals, and working with people and organisations who want to go farther, faster together towards a world where people and nature flourish together.

 

 

3 Sep. (Tue.)

The Museum Definition-The Backbone of ICOM

Time: 10:30-12:00
Venue: ICC Kyoto Main Hall
Simultaneous Interpretation: EN, FR, ES, JP

Over recent decades, museums have adjusted, transformed, and re-invented their purpose, policies and practices, to the point where the ICOM museum definition no longer seems to reflect our challenges and manifold visions and responsibilities.

In January 2019 ICOM, through its Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Standing Committee (MDPP), thus invited members and other interested parties to create and submit proposals for a new, more contemporary definition. This alternative definition, selected by the ICOM Executive Board, will be presented for decision at an Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on 7 September 2019, as part of the General Conference.

Behind the proposal for a new definition lies a couple of years of intensive analysis of the histories and paradigms, which have shaped museums, and of societal trends, which are currently impacting on museums.

The diverse futures of museums will take form amidst global concerns and conflicts over climate change and the destruction of nature, over displacement and migration, over wars, inequality and de-colonization. Museums may be simultaneously queried and strengthened by community quests for participation and by new social movements of resistance, of empowerment and agency.

But while in the past an opposition has often been voiced between the social purposes and the collection-based museum functions, between community involvement and the role of expert, museums today actively strive to fulfill their social, societal and democratic purposes exactly through their unique and particular museum functions, methods and expertise.

This plenum will include:

  • A presentation of the overall need for a change in the museum definition and of the visions and potentials for a new definition by Jette Sandahl, Chair of the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee (MDPP)
  • A discussion of epistemologies, world views and sustainability between W. Richard West Jr., President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West and Nirmal Kishnani, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Editor in Chief of FuturArc Magazine
  • A discussion of power, geopolitics and decolonization between Prof. George Okello Abungu, Emeritus Director General, National Museums of Kenya, former Professor Heritage Studies, University of Mauritius and Shose Kessi, Associate Professor and Acting Dean, Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town
  • A discussion of communities and participation, empowerment and agency between Margaret Anderson, Director, Old Treasury Building, Melbourne and Lauran Bonilla-Merchav, Professor, University of Costa Rica, Chair ICOM Costa Rica
  • An opportunity for questions and answers
Jette Sandahl

Moderator and Speaker

Jette Sandahl

Chair of the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee (MDPP)

Moderator and Speaker

Jette Sandahl

Chair of the Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee (MDPP)

Jette Sandahl was the founding director of the pioneering Museum of World Cultures in Sweden and the Women’s Museum of Denmark. She served as Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the National Museum of Denmark, and as Director Experience at National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Most recently, she was director of the Museum of Copenhagen. She attended the Getty Museum Management Institute and has held a number of elected and appointed posts in the national and international museum world. She currently chairs the European Museum Forum as well as the ICOM standing committee Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials. Spanning her background in psychology and her museum career is a commitment to the formation of new paradigms and platforms for empowerment, cultural participation and social justice. She publishes within the board museological field.

W. Richard West Jr.

Speaker

W. Richard West Jr.

President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West

Speaker

W. Richard West Jr.

President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West

W. Richard West, Jr. serves as President and CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and is Director Emeritus and Founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. He is a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and a member of the Southern Cheyenne Society of Peace Chiefs. West currently is a member of the Board of Directors of ICOM US and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, and previously served on the Boards of the Ford Foundation, Stanford University, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. He also was Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums (1998-2000) and Vice-President of the International Council of Museums (2007-2010).

Nirmal Kishnani

Speaker

Nirmal Kishnani

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Editor in Chief, FuturArc Magazine

Speaker

Nirmal Kishnani

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Editor in Chief, FuturArc Magazine

Dr. Nirmal Kishnani is an educator and practitioner in the field of sustainable design. He is Editor–in–Chief of the FuturArc magazine and resident jury chair of two Asia-based Green design competitions. He teaches at the National University of Singapore where he is the Programme Director of a Master’s programme in Sustainable Design and helped develop a net-zero energy building. His book – Greening Asia: Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture – is considered a milestone publication on the subject of Green buildings in Asia.

George Okello Abungu

Speaker

George Okello Abungu

Emeritus Director General, National Museums of Kenya
Former Professor Heritage Studies, University of Mauritius

Speaker

George Okello Abungu

Emeritus Director General, National Museums of Kenya
Former Professor Heritage Studies, University of Mauritius

George H.O. Abungu is a Cambridge-trained archaeologist and former director-general of the National Museums of Kenya. He is CEO of Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art from the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA). He is also a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts des Lettres) of the Republic of France for his outstanding contribution to Heritage at local and global levels as well as the first African recipient of the World Heritage Fund Award for his contribution to capacity building in the field of heritage in Africa. George has researched, published and taught in the disciplines of archaeology, heritage management, and museology, culture and development. He is former Vice-President of ICOM, was Kenya's representative to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, and vice president of its bureau. He is founding associate professor of the M.A. in heritage management at the University of Mauritius and a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Shose Kessi

Speaker

Shose Kessi

Associate Professor and Acting Dean, Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town

Speaker

Shose Kessi

Associate Professor and Acting Dean, Humanities Faculty, University of Cape Town

Shose Kessi is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Deputy Dean for Transformation in the Humanities Faculty at the University of Cape Town. She is also co-director of the Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa. Her research centers on political psychology and institutional change, exploring issues of identity, such as race, class, and gender, and how these impact on people’s participation in transformation efforts. A key focus is the development of Photovoice methodology as a participatory action research tool that can raise consciousness and mobilize community groups into social action.

Margaret Anderson

Speaker

Margaret Anderson

Director, Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

Speaker

Margaret Anderson

Director, Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

Margaret Anderson is a senior public historian and museum administrator who currently manages the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. In a long career, she held senior museum positions in Western Australia and South Australia and in the 1980s was Foundation Director of the Migration Museum. She pioneered discussions in Australia encouraging museums to partner with community groups.
Margaret is a feminist historian with research interests in women’s history and material history. She is especially interested in debates about conflicted views of the past and the capacity of museums to present ‘difficult histories’. In the MDPP, she chairs the Working Group exploring Cultural Democracies and Participatory Practices.

Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

Speaker

Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

Professor, University of Costa Rica
Chair ICOM Costa Rica

Speaker

Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

Professor, University of Costa Rica
Chair ICOM Costa Rica

Lauran Bonilla-Merchav received her Ph.D in Art History from City University of New York, the Graduate Center. She is currently serving her second term as Chair of ICOM Costa Rica and is the treasurer of ICOM LAC Regional Alliance. Besides being a member of ICOM’s Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials (MDPP) Standing Committee, she is on the Steering Committee of the EU-LAC Museums project, an initiative funded by the European Union that studies community museums and fosters bi-regional interaction and learning. Bonilla-Merchav teaches Art History and Museology courses at the University of Costa Rica.

 

 

4 Sep. (Wed.)

Be Prepared, Respond Effectively, and Preserve Cultural Heritage: Museums in Times of Disaster

Time: 9:00-10:15
Venue: ICC Kyoto Main Hall
Simultaneous Interpretation: EN, FR, ES, JP

In the event of a large-scale disaster, museums must react in an effective, conscious, and rapid way to save lives and their collections. Disaster planning is an important element in professionalization of our field, a legal responsibility, and conforms to the ICOM Code of Ethics. Museums need to create effective disaster plans that include measures for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Museum directors need to obtain support from boards and ministries to ensure enough resources for staff to develop, practice, and carry out these important tasks.

But in today’s world, where the very definition of a museum includes preserving and sharing collections with the community, these measures are still not enough. Museums must become advocates for cultural heritage protection in disaster situations; encouraging integration of cultural heritage into local and national disaster plans; calling for plans to protect cultural property (and cultural heritage workers) in the event of armed conflict; and even helping their communities find hope, identity, and meaning during post-disaster recovery.

Our panelists today each have expertise and experience in responding to disasters impacting museums and communities, training museum staff and other disaster “First Aiders”, advocating for the protection of heritage in times of armed conflict, and integrating heritage into international, national, and local response mechanisms. We hope their stories will engage and empower ICOM members not only to build on and improve their own disaster plans, but to investigate ways to become better advocates for museums and their communities facing disaster situations.

Corine Wegener

Moderator

Corine Wegener

Chair, Disaster Risk Management Committee (DRMC)
Director, Smithsonian Cultural rescue initiative

Moderator

Corine Wegener

Chair, Disaster Risk Management Committee (DRMC)
Director, Smithsonian Cultural rescue initiative

Corine Wegener is Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, an outreach program dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in disasters in the U.S. and internationally. An art historian, she was formerly associate curator of American and European Decorative Arts at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. A retired U.S. Army Reserve Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer, Wegener continues to work with the military on training for protection of cultural property in armed conflict. She is founding past president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, chair of ICOM’s Disaster Risk Management Committee, and a member of ICOM US.

Yuichi Ono

Speaker

Yuichi Ono

Professor, Tohoku University

Speaker

Yuichi Ono

Professor, Tohoku University

PhD in Geography (Climatology and Windrelated Hazard), Kent State University, US. 2002-03, with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). He contributed to developing the disaster risk reduction programme. Between 2003 and 2009, with UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), he worked on an early warning system and helped manage the ISDR Scientific and Technical Committee. Yuichi Ono is the former Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Section, ESCAP, providing a regional platform for cooperation and policymaking for disaster risk reduction, with particular attention to developing countries and vulnerable social groups. Currently, Professor and Assistant Director at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Yuichi Ono is a visiting Professor at Water Resources Research Center at Disaster Prevention and Research Institute of Kyoto University and Director of the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics (GCDS) at IRIDeS, Tohoku University.
He is the founder and CEO of the World Bosai Forum Secretariat and Director of the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics.

Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez

Speaker

Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez

Executive Director, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

Speaker

Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez

Executive Director, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

Alejandra Peña is a certified Architect from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has Art History Master’s Degree. Her experience in the field of museums starts in 1992 as Head of the Museographic Departmen of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, later she worked as Associate Curator for the Museo de Arte Moderno, then as Deputy Director at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes where later she also held the position of Director. In 2001 she was appointed Deputy Director General of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) in Mexico. She was Executive Assistant to the General Director of INBA, then Director of Cultural Promotion for the Directorate General of Educational and Cultural Collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2009 to 2012, she held the position of Deputy Director General of Artistic Heritage for INBA. Since 2013 she is the Executive Director of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.
Alejandra Peña has been a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors since 2014 and part of the ICOM-US Board since 2018.

Aparna TANDON

Speaker

Aparna TANDON

Project Manager, ICCROM

Speaker

Aparna TANDON

Project Manager, ICCROM

Aparna Tandon specialises in crisis response and disaster risk management for cultural heritage. She has 25 years of post-qualification work experience in cultural heritage conservation and has conducted professional training for the conservation of cultural heritage in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America.
As a Project Manager at ICCROM, she is coordinating its international capacity development programme on First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage (FAR) Additionally, she leads the SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) programme aimed at safeguarding endangered audio-visual heritage. In the past, she has contributed to the planning and implementation of Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management, a collaborative training initiative of ICCROM.

Renata	Vieira da Motta

Speaker

Renata Vieira da Motta

Chair, ICOM Brazil

Speaker

Renata Vieira da Motta

Chair, ICOM Brazil

Researcher (Ph. D.) in museum studies, with a focus on cultural aspects of public policy and management of art museums.
She worked as a researcher for various cultural and art institutions in Brazil before being appointed Director of the Instituto Sergio Motta (ISM) Director of the State System of Museums of Sao Paulo (SISEM-SP) and Director of the Museological Heritage Preservation Unit (UPPM) at the Sao Paulo State Secretariat of Culture.
Since 2017, she is an Advisor of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), in the area of museums and collections. Established at the Rector's Office, she provides support for the five main museums of USP. Besides that, she takes part of the working group “Museu Paulista 2022” dedicated to the full renovation of Museu Paulista's historical building.
She was nominated ICOM Brazil’s Chair for the period from 2018 to 2021."

 

 

Asian Art Museums and Collections in the World

Time: 11:00-12:15
Venue: ICC Kyoto Main Hall
Simultaneous Interpretation: EN, FR, ES, JP

In recent years, ICOM’s sphere of influence and activities have greatly expanded in Asia. ICOM Kyoto 2019 is the third general conference in held in an East Asia following those in Seoul in 2004 and Shanghai in 2010. Together with this expansion, ICOM’s membership has grown to include more individuals working in Japan, China, and Korea and, accordingly, more members from museums and collections of Asian art in East Asia and around the world.

At the same time, contemporary museum goers do not need to travel to East Asia to see Asian art. Whether exported through historical trade routes or by contemporary collectors, Asian art works can be found in museums around the world. Though many art works from East Asia, such as lacquers or scroll paintings on fragile silk or paper, have specialized handling and conservation requirements and deep cultural background, there are few established means for museums housing such collections to gain or share expertise with their international colleagues.

In the realm of Japanese art, some potential answers to these problems have been set forth by a binational Art Dialogue Committee of CULCON (The United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange. Since 2011, this committee has discussed how to foster young curators and scholars and how to enhance professional development of Japanese and Asian art curators through networking. This has led to the implementation of programs such as the Tokyo National Museum’s Curatorial Exchange Program for Japanese Art Specialists, held every year since 2014. At the 28th CULCON in June 2018, the committee formally proposed that ICOM Kyoto 2019 could provide important opportunities for the arts community to engage a new generation of Japanese culture enthusiasts into this dialogue.

This plenary sessions offers a chance to consider how international networking and other endeavors can help foster better presentation and understanding of East Asian art in museums around the world.

Yukio Lippit

Moderator

Yukio Lippit

Professor of History of Art and Architecture East Asian Art Program, Harvard University

Moderator

Yukio Lippit

Professor of History of Art and Architecture East Asian Art Program, Harvard University

Yukio Lippit is Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and former Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study. He is a specialist in Japanese painting, and has curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Freer Gallery of Art, and the Japan Society of New York.

Masatomo Kawai

Speaker

Masatomo Kawai

Director, Chiba City Museum of Art

Speaker

Masatomo Kawai

Director, Chiba City Museum of Art

Born in Tokyo in 1941, Professor Kawai did his doctoral coursework in the Graduate School of Letters at Keio University. In 1969 he joined the faculty at Keio as a teaching assistant, eventually becoming professor in 1988. Since 2007, he has been professor emeritus at Keio University. In 2012, he also became director of the Chiba City Museum of Art.

Anne Nishimura Morse

Speaker

Anne Nishimura Morse

Member, US CULCON Senior Curator, William & Helen Pounds, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Speaker

Anne Nishimura Morse

Member, US CULCON Senior Curator, William & Helen Pounds, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anne Nishimura Morse is the William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she most recently organized the exhibitions In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11 (2015) and Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics (2017). In Japan she has also presented Japanese Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Tokyo National Museum, 2012), and Double Impact: The Art of Meiji Japan (Tokyo University of the Arts, 2015). She currently serves as the co-chair for the Arts Dialogue Committee of the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON).

Christoph Lind

Speaker

Christoph Lind

Chair, ICOM-ICFA
Director, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum

Speaker

Christoph Lind

Chair, ICOM-ICFA
Director, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum

M.A. in Art History, Sinology, Japanology, Ph.D. in Art History, curator at Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin, secretary of ICOM Germany in 2003, Head of Exhibition Department of Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany; since 2015 director Fine Arts and Cultural History at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany. Exhibition projects (choice): German Colonial History in Qingdao, China; Prussian coronation 1701; Lu Chuntao. Painting; China Architecture: 100 Projects; The Arts of Baroque, Belle Époque, Fine Arts for Prince Electors.

Kim Min-Jung

Speaker

Kim Min-Jung

Curator, Asian Decorative Art and Design, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Speaker

Kim Min-Jung

Curator, Asian Decorative Art and Design, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Min-Jung Kim is a curator of Asian Arts and Design at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS, also known as Powerhouse Museum) in Sydney, Australia. Kim was born and educated in South Korea and has lived in Australia. She attained Master of Arts in Curatorial and Museum Studies from the University of Sydney and has worked at MAAS for the last 12 years. Kim has published and lectured widely on Korean textiles, ceramics and metalworks, Japanese fashion, Chinese belt toggles and curatorial studies. Selective exhibitions she curated include 'Rapt in colour' (1998), 'Earth, Spirit and Fire' (2000), 'Sprit of Jang-in' (2010),' Japanese folds' (2015) and 'Reflections of Asia' (2018).