The World through Touch: Creating a Museum Everyone Can Enjoy
- Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
- Wilson Hall, 1-121 - view map
Lecture by Kojiro HiroseVisiting Scholar, University of ChicagoAssociate Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Osaka, JapanAssociate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
In March 2012, the area of "Touch the World: Widen Your Perspective" was set up in the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The space, located in the Information Zone where lots of visitors drop in, is not large, but visitors are allowed to take time to enjoy the touch of various ethnic materials from various parts of the world there. Dr. Hirose, who has ample experiences organizing thematic exhibitions on "tactile culture" for the museum, now advocates of the extent and the depth of "touching" from this permanent exhibition area. In this lecture, Dr. Hirose will explain "tactile learning," which is the fundamental concept of "Touch the World" together with his own experience as a blind anthropologist.
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