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EVENT INFORMATION (OPEN LECTURES)

Open lectures are usually held three times a year in the entrance hall. Speakers are university professors and specialists who deal with subjects related to the museum's exhibitions and its activities. Admission is free, all are welcome to attend. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, we are currently holding our public programs online.

Upcoming Events
September 20, 2022
Yuasa Museum Lunchtime Talk
Lecturer: Dr. Yuji Shimizu
October 1, 2022
116th Open Lecture
Lecturer: Dr. Taeko Tada

Yuasa Museum Lunchtime Talk

This will be the Museum's fourth Lunchtime Talk.
We will be inviting professors to share their stories on ICU.

Title
"ICU—My Story"
Guest Speaker
Dr. Yuji Shimizu, Professor, International Christian University
Host
Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
Date/Time
September 20 (Tue), 2022, 12:30–13:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Meeting
Lecture will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.

Poster of the Yuasa Museum Lunchtime Talk


116th Open Lecture
Title
"The Amazing World of Plants"
Lecturer
Dr. Taeko Tada, Plant Ecologist/Part‐time Lecturer at ICU
Moderator
Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
Date/Time
October 1 (Sat), 2022, 14:00–15:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Webinar
This event will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.

Poster of the special exhibition related to the 116th open lecture

Poster of 116th Open Lecture

PAST EVENTS

115th Open Lecture
Title
"Museum Conservation for Sustainable Museum Activities"
Lecturer
Dr. Chie Sano, Honorary Researcher, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Moderator
Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
Date/Time
May 21 (Sat), 2022, 14:00–15:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Webinar
This event will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.
5/21 Registration Form

Poster of 115th Open Lecture

Poster of the special exhibition related to the 115th open lecture


Yuasa Museum Lunchtime Talk

This will be the Museum's third Lunchtime Talk.
We will be inviting professors to share their stories on ICU.

Title
"ICU—My Story"
Guest Speaker
Dr. Mari Tsujita, Associate Professor, International Christian University
Host
Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
Date/Time
April 26 (Tue), 2022, 12:30–13:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Meeting
Lecture will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.
4/26 Registration Form

Poster of the Yuasa Museum Lunchtime Talk


114th Open Lecture
Title
"Touring Strange Worlds: the Sugoroku Games Created in Bakumatsu Japan"
Lecturer
Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
Guest Moderator
>Dr. Chie Sano, Honorary Researcher, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Date/Time
January 29 (Sat), 2022, 14:00–15:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Webinar
This event will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.
1/29 Registration Form

Poster of 114th Open Lecture


Taizansō Online Event

Date/Time
November 6 (Sat), 2021, 14:00–16:00
Place
Online via ZOOM Webinar
Program
14:00–14:30
Virtual Taizansō Tour by Taizansō Project (student group at ICU)
14:40–16:00
  • Keynote Lecture
  • Lecturer: Dr. Akira Matsuda (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
  • Moderator: Dr. Robert Eskildsen (Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University)
This event will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.
11/6 Registration Form

Poster of the Taizansō Online Event


ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum Fall Online Program “Getting to Know Our Campus”

Date/Time
[Part 1] October 16 (Sat), 2021, 14:00–15:00
[Part 2] October 16 (Sat), 2021, 15:15–17:30
Place
Online via ZOOM Webinar
This event will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required.
10/16 Registration Form
  • [Announcement by the university on the selection of 5 buildings on the ICU campus as "Architecture of the Modern Movement in Japan 2020" by DOCOMOMO Japan (in Japanese)]

  • Might be of your interest: 96th Special Exhibition, History of ICU through Its Buildings (ICU's 60th Anniversary Exhibition in Cooperation with the ICU Archives Special Collections)
  • [POSTER]
    DETAILS
    [Part 1]
    ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum 113th Open Lecture
    Date/Time
    October 16 (Sat), 2021, 14:00–15:00
    Title
    “History of ICU as seen from Its Campus and Buildings”
    Lecturer
    Dr. Yu Kishi (Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, ICU/
    Visiting Researcher, Institute of Human Sciences, Toyo University)
    Moderator
    Dr. Robert Eskildsen (Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University)
    [Part2]
    Lectures Commemorating the Registration of Campus Buildings at ICU as Architecture of the Modern Movement in Japan
    Date/Time
    October 16 (Sat), 2021, 15:15–17:30
    Program
    15:15–15:20
    Address by Dr. Shoichiro Iwakiri, President of ICU
    15:20–16:40
    Lectures by:
    Dr. Taisuke Yamazaki (Professor, Deputy Director of Tokyo Tech Museum and Archives, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Prof. Masahisa Kato (Chair of Habitation Research Studio, Director of DOCOMOMO Japan)
    16:50–17:20
    Virtual tour of the buildings by Prof. Eiichiro Kabashima (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University) and Dr. Yu Kishi
    [Part 2] was organized by the ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the ICU Administrative Affairs Group.

    Title
    "ICU—My Story"
    Guest Speaker
    Dr. Naoki Onishi, Professor Emeritus, International Christian University
    Host
    Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
    Date/Time
    September 28 (Tue), 2021, 12:15–13:00
    Place
    Online via ZOOM Meeting
    Lecture will be in Japanese. Free, but registration is required. [POSTER]

    • 112th Open Lecture
    • Title: "Archaeology at the International Christian University"
    • Lecturer: Prof. Toru Hayashi, Part-time Lecturer, International Christian University
    • Moderator: Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
    • Date/Time: May 29 (Sat), 2021, 14:00–15:30
    • Place: Online via ZOOM Webinar
    • [POSTER]
    • Lecture will be in Japanese.
    • Free, but registration is required.
    • [Our webinar recording now available on ICU OpenCourseWare!]

    • 111th Open Lecture
    • Title: "Depictions of Disease in the Late Edo Period"
    • Lecturer:  Dr. M. William Steele, Professor Emeritus, International Christian University
    • Date/Time:  January 30 (Sat), 2021, 14:00–15:30
    • Place:  Online via ZOOM Webinar
    • Lecture will be in Japanese.
    • Free, but registration is required.
    • [Our webinar recording now available on ICU OpenCourseWare!]

    • 110th Open Lecture
    • Title: "Collecting Japanese Art in the US—Its Development in the 20th Century"
    • Lecturer:  Dr. Yukiko Shirahara, Visiting Professor, International Christian University
    • Date/Time:  October 31 (Sat), 2020, 14:00 – 15:30
    • Place:  Online via ZOOM Webinar
    • Lecture will be in Japanese.
    • Free, but registration is required.
    • Related to the 115th Special Exhibition, "Exploring Hidden ICU Collections" [Gallery Tour Video in English]

    • 109th Open Lecture
    • Title: "Memories of Ritual Prayer on Miyako Island” Live Talk Session"
    • Panelists:
      Dr. Sachiyo Fujita-Round, Visiting Associate Professor, International Christian University
      Dr. Robert Eskildsen, Director of the Yuasa Museum, Professor, International Christian University
    • Date:June 13 (Sat), 2020 14:00–14:45
    • Location: Online via ZOOM Webinar
    • Talk will be in Japanese.
    • Admission Free, but registration is required.
    • [Our webinar recording now available on YouTube]

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