ICOM Kyoto 2019 has planned a variety of social events for participants to fully enjoy all that Kyoto has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you!
-Event locations and details may be subject to change depending on the weather.
-All events will provide beverages and snacks.
Date & Time: 18:30～20:30 Monday, 2 September 2019
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center
To celebrate the opening of the ICOM Kyoto 2019 Conference, join us for a party in the beautiful Japanese Gardens of the Kyoto International Conference Center. This is your first chance to get to know museum professionals from across the globe who have gathered in Kyoto for this exciting week of events. There will be delicious foods that celebrate the beauty of Kyoto’s local ingredients, and a special appearance by geisha - known in Kyoto as geiko and maiko – who will perform a traditional dance.
Social Event at Nijo-jo Castle
Social Event in Kitayama Area
Social Event in Okazaki Area
Date & Time: 19:15～21:00 Saturday, September 7 2019
Venue: Kyoto National Museum
At a very special event to celebrate ICOM Kyoto 2019, Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures you’ll see treasures housed in the exquisite contemporary architecture of the museum’s Heisei Chishinkan Wing. In addition, you’ll have special access to the Important Cultural Property Meiji Kotokan Hall, the historic red-brick hall of the former Imperial Museum of Kyoto – an important symbol of Japanese museum history.
The event will include live performances and delicious food and drink, in our final celebration of Japanese food and entertainment culture. Let’s look back over the exciting week we’ve enjoyed – and look forward to our shared future!