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October 18, 2011

Our Exhibition Taken up in the Media

The Exhibition organized by the Kidachi Office, “Preserving and Passing Down Modern Times: Organizing and Utilizing the Yūzen Design Materials Owned by the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University,” has been taken up in the following Media.

The Kyoto Shimbun: October 17th, 2011 morning edition, “The Charm of Japanese Designs, Nishijin and Yūzen, The Modern Beauty, An Exhibition at Ritsumeikan University, Restoration of Designs since the Meiji Period”

KBS Kyoto: “Kyoto Shimbun Headline News,” aired from 11:55, October 17th, 2011

We thank these media for introducing our exhibition.

We look forward to meeting many visitors there.

October 17, 2011

On the Upcoming Exhibition "Preserving and Passing Down Modern Times: Organizing and Utilizing the Yūzen Design Materials Owned by the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University"

This exhibition will introduce the cataloging process of the Yūzen materials and the work method involved as well as the utilization of modern materials conducted to date by the Kidachi Office with the participation of students.

We look forward to meeting many visitors at the exhibition.

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■ Date & Time: October 17th (Mon) –28th (Fri), 2011, Admission Free, 9:30-17:00 *Closed on Sat. & Sun.

■ Location: The Exhibition Room in the 1st Floor at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University (Kinugasa Campus)

■ Sponsors: The Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures (a Global COE Program under the sponsorship of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology at Ritsumeikan University) and the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University

■ Co-Sponsors: Graduate School of Conservation and Restoration for Cultural Properties Studies at Kibi International University and Seminar C of the Kyoto Study Program in the College of Letters at Ritsumeikan University

■ Organizer: The Kidachi Office in the Kyoto Culture Group; Manager: Masako Yamamoto (Postdoctoral Fellow at this center)

■ Cooperative Organizers: Eiji Suzuki (Professor in the Graduate School of Conservation and Restoration for Cultural Properties Studies at Kibi International University) and Hiroe Hojioka (Atelier Suzuki)

*Please also refer to http://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/GCOE/info/2011/10/post- 71.html

 

【Related Events】

Related Workshop: “Organizing and Utilizing a Vast Amount of Modern Materials”

[Date & Time] October 20th (Thu) 18:00-20:00

[Location] Multipurpose Room at the Art Research Center

[Participation] Free [Prior Application] Unnecessary

 

Contents: 

On the cataloging process at this university and the methods of preserving and utilizing (a vast amount of) modern materials

 Masaaki Kidachi (Moderator): Greetings
 

Masako Yamamoto “On the Yūzen Design Materials Owned by the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University”

 

Hiroe Hojioka (Atelier Suzuki) “On Constructing a Preservation System for the Yūzen Design Materials Owned by the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University (Demonstration)”

 

Eiji Suzuki (Professor in the Graduate School of Conservation and Restoration for Cultural Properties Studies at Kibi International University) “Deliberations on Methods for the Preservation and Restoration of a Vast Amount of Modern and Contemporary Materials” (provisional title)

 

September 25, 2011

Summer 2011 Practical Training for Curator Course


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The Kidachi Office conducted the Summer 2011 Practical Training for Curator Course. In the training, the Yūzen Materials owned by this university were organized. 

The training consisted of two terms, in each of which about twelve students, primarily of the College of Letters, participated. The cataloging and research results of this training will be reflected in our future research activities. The cataloging process currently conducted by the Kidachi Office will be presented in the upcoming exhibition. For details, please refer to the blog of this center as well as the publications of this center and of the Art Research Center.

→Exhibition “Preserving and Passing Down Modern Times: Organizing and Utilizing the Yūzen Design Materials Owned by the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University”

http://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/GCOE/info/2011/10/post-71.html

 

May 26, 2011

Conducting Interviews at Washino Dye-Works

 

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On May 14th, we conducted interviews at Washino Dye-Works as part of a preliminary research for creating a digital archive of Yūzen materials at the Art Research Center at this university. 

Students from Seminar C of the Kyoto Study Program in the College of Letters also participated in the interviews. We heard details about the dyeing process as well as the current situation of the industry, while actually viewing the work areas and the elaborate tools in the factory. We were also able to interview an artisan who used to work at the company and heard about how works had been done at the factory during the Showa period.

We would like to thank all of our interviewees for their time and help.

May 14, 2011

Starting the Process of Cataloging Materials for This Fiscal Year

 

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We started the process of cataloging Yūzen designs and trial prints that are owned by this university for fiscal year 2011. In this fiscal year, we plan to have students from Seminar C of the Kyoto Study Program in the College of Letters conduct cataloging and research of those materials. In addition, we are scheduled to have two intensive cataloging operations, the summer museum practice and the winter intensive cataloging operations, as in fiscal year 2010. We will be performing the processes including numbering the materials, preparation before photo shooting such as repair work, and photo shooting with digital cameras, in order.

The results of these cataloging and research processes will be reflected in our future research activities.

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