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Gallery Tours by Students Taking Museum Practice Course

Update: January 27, 2020

ICU students, who are studying in the Curatorial Training Program and had taken part in the display and installation of the exhibits for the "Exploring Hidden ICU Collections" special exhibition being held at the ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum from Jan. 7 (Tue.) to Mar. 13 (Fri.), are currently giving gallery tours to visitors.。

On the first day of the gallery tour on Jan. 22 (Wed.), the tours were conducted in English by Ms. Shinano Angevine (1st year student, Master's Course 5-year Program) and Ms. Midori Tanaka (4th year student).

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The ingenious ways in which Ms. Angevine conveyed the information by showing maps and related documents at times was effective. "I am reminded once again that what we learn in the curatorial training is related to various fields such as from the perspective of anthropology or that of history. I would like to deepen my learning further regarding the relationship between museums and society," she said after the tour.

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Gallery tour schedule

「Twenty- to thirty-minute long gallery tours will be conducted by ICU students, who are taking the Museum Practice Course, on the following days. We are looking forward to your participation.

  • Jan. 29 (Wed.): at 11:30 and 14:00
  • Feb. 5 (Wed.): at 11:30, 14:00, and 15:30
  • Feb. 12 (Wed.): at 11:30, 14:00, and 15:30
  • Feb. 19 (Wed.): at 14:00 and 15:30

A curator is a specialist in a museum or similar institution who is engaged in collection, storage, and display of materials and carries out related scientific researches.

Courses under the program start from the second year and students who have successfully completed the required courses including practical training will be awarded, at the time of graduation, a certificate for completing the Curatorial Training Program and gain the qualification of curator.

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