General Information

Date [DAY 1] Friday, September 9th 13:00 – 18:00
[DAY 2] Saturday, September 10th 10:00 – 17:00
Venue Lecture Hall (2Fl., Japan Gallery),
National Museum of Nature and Science 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718, Japan
Access information
Free of charge except entrance fee for the museum;
General and university students:620 yen
High-school students and younger/aged 65 or over:Free of charge
Contact International Symposium Secretariat
Center for Museum Cooperation,
Promotion of External Affairs
National Museum of Nature and Science
Tel: +81-(3) 3822 - 0111 Fax: +81-(3) 5814 - 9898

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*The program will be updated. Please check the latest program on this website.

Sept. 9 (Fri.) 13:00-19:00
Promoting Collaborative Communications In and Around Museums

Time Table
13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks and Introduction
13:10-13:50 Keynote Lectures
Supporting Learning In and Outside the Museum: Understanding Visitors’ Experiences and Communication for Long-term Impact
Dr. David Anderson(The University of British Columbia)
14:00-15:05 ReportⅠ
Profile for the Brand-New Permanent Exhibitions in Global Gallery, National Museum of Nature and Science
Dr. Toshiaki Kuramochi (National Museum of Nature and Science)
Touch and Talk Wagon - NMNS Volunteers who Grow with Visitors
Koichiro Harada (National Museum of Nature and Science)
“ComPaSS” Learning through Parent-Child Communication: Our Challenge to Make New Exhibition for Preschool Visitors
Satomi Kamijima (National Museum of Nature and Science)
15:05-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 ReportⅡ
Renovation of Permanent Exhibition from Visitors’ Perspectives
Dr. Keiji Matsuoka (Toyohashi Museum of Natural History)
Sowing a Seed of Thought: Challenge of the Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka
Dr. Koichi Shibukawa (Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka)
16:15-16:45 Topic
Pollution Museum as a Place of Learning for the Area: Birth of Yokkaichi Pollution and Environmental Museum for Future Awareness
Yui Kaminaga (Yokkaichi University)
16:45-17:00 Break
17:00-18:00 Panel Discussion
Exhibition and Education Activity in Knowledge-Circulating Society
Chair : Seiya Ikemoto (National Museum of Nature and Science)
Panelists: David Anderson, Toshiaki Kuramochi, Koichiro Harada, Satomi Kamijima, Keiji Matsuoka, Koichi Shibukawa, Yui Kaminaga
18:00-19:00 Inspect the Exhibition (Self-Guided Tour)

Sept. 10 (Sat.) 10:00-17:00
Shared Value Created through Museums and Their Audiences

Time Table
10:00-10:20 Opening Remarks and Introduction
10:20-11:40 Keynote LectureⅠand Ⅱ(40 min. each)
Assessing the Impact of Museums
Jeffrey Rudolph (California Science Center)
Life-long Learning System in European Museums - Precedent of OSR
Hannu Salmi (Helsinki University)
11:40-12:50 Lunch Break
12:50-13:10 ReportⅠ
Interactive Database System of Learning Program - (PCALi)
Koichi Homma (Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University)
13:10-13:30 ReportⅡ
Achievements and Challenges of PCALi
Reiji Takayasu (Chiba City Museum of Science)
13:30-14:00 Topic
Enhancing Science Literacy of Visitors
Nia Dianti (Taman Pintar Science Park)
14:00-14:40 Poster Session
Case Study of Partner Institutions in Each Areas; Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai, Kyushu and Indonesia
14:40-15:00 Break
15:00-16:40 Panel Discussion
The Museum Literacy in Knowledge-Circulating Society
Chair: Misako Mishima (The Kyushu University Museum)
Panelist: Jeffrey Rudolph, Hannu Salmi, Nia Dianti, Gen Bando (Asahikawa City Asahiyama Zoo), Mika Kitamura (Lake Biwa Museum),Yuji Sakuma (PCALi user),Hideto Okuyama (Asahikawa City),Yoshikazu Ogawa (National Museum of Nature and Science)
16:40-17:00 Closing
Yoshikazu Ogawa (National Museum of Nature and Science)