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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Saturday, November 3, 2012
《International Workshop》Living with Asian Textiles

Anthropological Studies of MaterialityThe Anthropological study of Humans and Textiles


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  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m.
  • Venue: Auditorium of the National Museum of Ethnology
  • Language: Japanese / English  (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Hosted by the National Museum of Ethnology
  • Open to the public
  • Registration by email: <cloth@idc.minpaku.ac.jp>, or
    Regular mail to:
    Asian Textile Secretariat, National Museum of Ethnology
    10-1 Senri Expo-Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511
 

Program

10:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m, Saturday, .November 3, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Welcome Speech: Ken'ichi Sudo (Director-General, National Museum of Ethnology)
10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Opening Remarks: Teruo Sekimoto (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. “MIGOROMO today: A union of body and cloth in monsoon Asia” Toshihiro Imai (President, Eurasia Creative Japan) 
*Ayami Nakatani of Okayama University will be with Mr. Imai for questions and discussion
11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. “In search of textiles in Asia” Hiroko Iwatate (Director, Iwatate Folk Textile Museum)
12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.  “Threads of Life: Traditional textiles in contemporary Indonesia” William Ingram and Jean Howe (Co-Founders of Threads of Life, and Co-Directors of Bebali Foundation)
1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. “Threads of connection : Cross-cultural exchange between Javanese and Indigenous Australian batik artists” James Bennett (Curator of Asian art, Art Gallery of South Australia)
2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Coffee Break
2:50 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. “The clothes of long vegetable fibers that the Japanese have been wearing”Shin’ichiro Yoshida (Director, Asafu Institute)
3:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Comment 1: Sachiko Kubota (Kobe University)
3:55 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Comment 2: To be announced
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Discussion
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Closing remarks: Teruo Sekimoto (National Museum of Ethnology)