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NPO Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
Learn about the role of museums in promoting education and the present tense of interactive appreciation!
Hints for connecting people with diverse cultural backgrounds
\ New course release of the popular online art course “TOTAL ARTS STUDIES (TAS) Premier” /
“TAS Premier” is an online learning program where you can learn how to adapt to difficult times, such as insight and understanding, by taking up important and essential events around us and through creative thinking in art.
In the TAS Premier “Children, Hearts, and Worlds Seen through Art” course, a new series, “Series 4: Art Museums and Art Learning to Nurture a Way of Life” will be released.
Our guest will be Ms. Maiko Sato, who has gained experience as an art educator at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito and is conducting research on museum education, mainly in the Netherlands. Some museums and art spaces function as learning tools that softly connect diverse communities while utilizing not only the appreciation of works but also the idea of art. In recent years, not only museums, but under the word “inclusive,” it is required to welcome and spend time together with people with various communities and cultural backgrounds and characteristics.
Why don’t you learn hints for connecting diverse people from the role of museum educators and the present tense of interactive appreciation? Released on October 31, 2022 “Series 4: Art museums and art learning that fosters a way of life”
Overview and sample video here – https://tas-premier.a-i-t.net/dearMe4 Click here for the official website and application URL-
What you can learn through 6 sessions
Basic concepts of educators in museums
Examples and Possibilities of Unique Educational Dissemination Measures at Museums in Japan and Overseas
Examples of collaboration through art with children, people with disabilities, and diverse people
Recommended people for this series
Those who want to understand “inclusiveness” and learn in preparation for the opportunity to put it into practice
People who have opportunities to interact with children, people who want to learn with children
People who work in education, welfare, etc.
People who are interested in the profession of an art museum educator People who work at museums, libraries, children’s centers, etc. [Image 1
[Guest] Maiko Sato (art educator)
Photo: Asako Suzuki
Worked as a curator at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito before becoming a freelancer.
When I was a high school student, I encountered contemporary art and was saved by the work and the artist’s way of thinking. there is In 2021, he was a trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ overseas training program for emerging artists. Conducts research on
educational programs at museums in the Netherlands.
Currently serializing in the magazine house creative magazine “Kokoko” about the life and art seen in the Netherlands.
[Instructor] Naoko Horiuchi (AIT Curator / dear Me Director) Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Contemporary Art Theory. Since 2008, as a curator, he has been involved in the planning of residency programs, exhibitions, symposiums, and corporate programs in Japan and overseas, as well as planning lectures, workshops, and symposiums through the ideas of art and welfare. Director of dear Me, an art learning project started by AIT in 2016, where diverse children, young people, and adults think together.
Course sample video
“Overview and role of museums in promoting education” (2:15 seconds)
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rt6NOZLqXA]
Contents: 1 series (total of 6) online lecture videos
90 days from the date of application * Access is possible as many times as you like. You can study in a comfortable environment and when you want.
*Love Supreme Plan is 120 days
Benefits: Unlimited participation in the following events
・Priority/discount participation in AIT-sponsored/co-sponsored events (invitations to exchange events with instructors, etc.)
Price: Please choose from 3 types
Basic | Basic 3,300 yen (tax included)
Assist | Assist 1,650 yen (tax included) (discount plan for those who are currently unable to participate due to financial reasons) Love Supreme | Love Supreme 5,500 yen (tax included) (Donation plan to support assists. As a thank you, the viewing period has been extended to 120 days.)
A non-profit organization established in 2001 by six curators and an art manager with the aim of creating a platform for anyone interested in contemporary art to learn, interact, and think (incorporated in 2002). In addition to being involved in consulting and planning art programs based on the social needs of advanced companies, AIT dispatches and invites more than 150 artists and researchers in total to provide a place for international exchange to share knowledge and experience. Created through collaboration with numerous overseas cultural institutions and foundations.
●People who recommend TAS
・Office workers involved in marketing, development, CSR, public relations, etc. who want to use art thinking in their work
・Professionals who want to incorporate the idea of art into the field of medicine, welfare, and education
・People who want to contribute to society through art
・Everyone who acquires an art education and tries to flexibly overcome the rough seas of the 2020s
●TAS premier course now open to the public
Art Experience in the Age of Collapse Course (Instructor: Roger McDonald) Series 1: What Art Can Do in Times of Crisis and Collapse
Series 2: Art and Appreciation Experience Machine Born from Cosmic Consciousness https://tas-premier.a-i-t.net/ArtinCosmic
Series 3: Creating a different future
Series 4: An art space that encourages rebirth and joy in the world https://tas-premier.a-i-t.net/Spaces
“Children, Hearts, and Worlds Seen through Art” Course (Instructor: Naoko Horiuchi)
Series 1: Learning and Mind with Diverse People
Series 2: Discovering children through art
Series 3: Play and Creativity: The Power of Art in Children’s Education https://tas-premier.a-i-t.net/dearMe3
Series 4: Art museums and art learning that nurture a way of life https://tas-premier.a-i-t.net/dearMe4
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