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ICDAD Individual Sessions

2-3 September 2019

The Future of Tradition in the Arts,East and West

Monday 2 September

Venue: ICC Kyoto Room 662

ICDAD Sessions 14:30-16:00 (90 min)

Session I. Cross Cultural Influences in Decorative Arts 14:30 –15:25 (55 min)

Moderator: Melissa RINNE (Specialist, Kyoto National Museum, and ICDAD Board)

(Including explanation of ICDAD schedule and logistics)

MEYER, Joachim Christian Crosses and Islamic Amulet Containers. Curator, The David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.

RINÇON, Laurella Cross-cultural international influences on the creation, collection and presentation of art: "Curating Creolizations: An Ocean of Adornment in Swahili design. National Curator for African collections and Creoles cultures, French Ministry of Culture; Museum expert for UNESCO, France.

MELIKOVA, Shirin The Land of the Rising Sun and the Land of Fire: Intersections Points. Director, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum and President, ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee, Azerbaijan.

Session II. Japonisme and Chinoiserie in European Interiors 15:25–16:00 (45 min)

Moderator: Maria José TAVARES (Furniture Curator, National Palace of Ajuda, Portugal, and ICDAD Secretary)

LOZAR Štamcar, Maja Two Case Studies: The Perception of Japanese Art in Baroque as Well as Art Deco Interior Design in Slovenia. Senior curator of glass, ceramics and fine arts collection, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Slovenia.

KRUTISCH, Petra Lacca povera furniture of the 18th century. A distinctive western transmutation of Asian lacquerware. Curator of Furniture Collection, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany.

VAN DER WALL, Frauke East Asian influence on European Ceramics and other objects, with examples of the collections in the Museum für Franken in Würzburg. Curator of collections of decorative arts and the cabinet of prints and drawings, Museum für Franken in Würzburg, Germany.

ICOM COFFEE BREAK (16:00-16:30)

ICDAD Sessions and ICDAD General Assembly 16:30-18:00 (90 min)

Session III. The Future of Tradition 16:30–17:25 (55 min.)

Moderator: Kai LOBJAKAS (Director, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, and ICDAD Board)

MAEZAKI Shinya and YAMAMOTO Masako Introducing Kyoto’s Decorative Art Traditions to the World: Possibilities and Challenges as Experienced through the Production of Google Arts & Culture Made in Japan Associate Professor, Kyoto Women’s University; Part Time Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

MA Min How the Future of Museums Affect Arts and Crafts Industry and Traditional Cultural Heritage. Associate Curatorial Research Fellow & Independent Curator, National Museum of China, Beijing, China.

TRAN, Cong Minh A Vietnamese Traditional Decorative Art Using Shell on Wooden Materials: Threats and Opportunities in Preserving and Developing Historical Values of Items in Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam. Vice Director, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam.

DURSTON, Diane (delivered by co-curator MATSUYAMA Sachiko), SHOKUNIN: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future. Curator Emerita, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR, USA.

Session IV. ICDAD General Assembly 17:25–18:00 (35 min.)


Tuesday 3 September

Venue: ***Inamori Memorial Hall Room 202***

(Note: The Inamori Memorial Hall is not in the ICC Kyoto. Take subway one stop to Kitayama Station. Allow 30 min. travel time from the ICC Kyoto.)

ICDAD Sessions 13:30-16:00 (150 min)

Session V. East Asian Ceramics Around the World (13:30–14:35, 65 min.)

Moderator: Rosita NENNO (Freelance curator and researcher, and ICDAD Board)

HUANG Lan-yin Tradition, Imitation and Interaction: Pattern and Transformation of Yongle (1403-1424) and Xuande (1426-1435) Blue-and-white Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty. Curator, National Palace Museum, Taiwan.

NAGAHISA Tomoko “Aie-Oranda Utsushi”: Japanese Blue-and-White with Western-like Landscape Painting―An Example of Merged “Western” Vision in Pre-modern Sinocentric Japanese Culture. Curator / Manager of Curatorial Division, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan.

KOS, Mateja East-Asian ceramics collection at the National Museum of Slovenia. Senior curator of glass, ceramics and fine arts collection, National Museum of Slovenia, and Professor, History of Applied Art and Museology, Maribor University, Slovenia.

Jékely Zsombor The Budapest Drawing of the Fonthill Vase. Director of Collections, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

FURIHATA Junko Conservation Science and Explorations of Cultural Exchange. Senior Curator of Conservation Science, Kyoto National Museum, Japan.


BREAK (14:30–14:45)

Session VI. Tradition and Innovation in Japanese Tea Ceramics (14:45–15:30, 45 min.)

Moderator: Shinya MAEZAKI (Associate Professor, Kyoto Women’s University)

MASKE, Andrew Enhancing the Experience of Small Art Objects in Museums. Associate Professor of Art History, University of Kentucky, USA.

DEGAWA, Tetsuro The Reception of Song Dynasty Tenmoku Tea Bowls as Tea Utensils in Japan. Director, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan.

SCHLEY, Harrison Back to the Source: Revivalism in the Ceramics Workshops of Eiraku Zengorō and Mori Yūsetsu. Ph.D. candidate (Japanese art history and history of the Edo period), University of Pennsylvania, USA.

SANG Seung Yeon Reimagining Nonomura Ninsei as “Artist-Potter”: The Saikokai and the Rise of Ceramic Appreciation in Taishō Japan. Kyujanggak Visiting Scholar, Seoul National University, Korea.

Session VII. Innovative Methods of Presenting Asian Art (15:30–16:00, 30 min.)

Moderator: Mary LEWINE (Research Fellow, Nara National Museum)

KANER, Simon Presenting Asian art and archaeology collections in a comparative perspective. Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, UK.

LAI Chih-I The Timeless Three Kingdoms Legend: Displaying the Future of Traditional Themes in Arts. Assistant Curator, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

OBIEN, Rodney Zi Chuan: The Ekphrastic Perfection of Calligraphy, Poetry, and Art. College Archivist/Associate Professor, Keene State College


ICOM COFFEE BREAK (16:00-16:30)

ICDAD Sessions 16:30-18:00 (90 min)

Session VIII. Japonisme (16:30–17:05, 35 min.)

Moderator: Annamarie SANDECKI (Archivist, Tiffany’s & Co. and ICDAD Board)

HATA, Tomoko The Influence of Japanese Decorative Art Works on Western countries in the 19th century. Chief Curator, decorative arts specialist, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan.

TAVARES, Maria José Gifts, Inheritance, and Acquisitions: Japan and Japonisme in the Royal Palace of Ajuda. Furniture Curator, National Palace of Ajuda, Portugal, and ICDAD Board Member

FORRAY-CARLIER, Anne French or Japanese lacquer? Chief curator in charge of 17th–18th c. European decorative art. Musée des Arts décoratifs, France.


Session IX. Tradition and Innovation in Textiles and Design (17:05– 18:00, 55 min.)

Moderator: Helena Koenigsmarková (Director, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, and ICDAD Chair)

RINNE, Melissa Tradition and Innovation in Historical Kyoto Textiles Preserved in Western Museums. Specialist, Kyoto National Museum, and ICDAD Board Member

FULLER, Stephanie Weaving the contemporary and the traditional. Director, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, UK.

ISLAM, Md. Serajul Portrayal of Bengal Culture in Nakshi Kantha Collections of Bangladesh National Museum. Deputy Keeper, Department of Ethnography and Decorative Art, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh.

OYAMA, Yuzuruha Kimono: Fashioning Identities Senior Curator of Asian Textiles and Costume History, Tokyo National Museum, Japan.

MUELLER, Laura J. Refashioning Beauty: Nature and Its Power to Infuse History with Contemporary Relevance. Curator of Art, Portland Japanese Garden, USA


ICDAD, ICFA, GLASS Joint Sessions

The Future of Tradition in the Arts, East and West

4 September

Venue: ICC Room 665 level 6

13:30-16:00 (150 min)

Session I. The Future of Tradition in the Arts, East and West (45 min.)

Introduction (5)

BRADBURNE, James, and KOENIGSMARKOVA, Helena Museums of Craft and the Craft of Museums: Learning from the Past to re-invent the Future. Director, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italy; Director, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (UPB), Czech Republic.

VON DER SCHULENBURG, Stephan 亞歐堂 Meet Asian Art. Curator of the Asian Collection, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

BUCKLAND, Rosina Displaying Japan in Canada in/for the 21st century. Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Session II. Presentation of Asian Art in Western Museums (1) (35 min.)

Introduction (5)

KIM, Min-Jung Working in the Exotic West: A Case Study at MAAS. Curator of Asian of Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences at the (MAAS, also known as Powerhouse Museum), Sydney, Australia.

KURTOVIC Ileana Perspectives on curating Asian art in different European museums. Assistant Curator, Typhlological Museum, Croatia.

SAKAMOTO Shouji Japanese and Chinese Paper in Rembrandt Etchings. Researcher, Ryukoku University, Japan / Visiting Researcher, Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation, France.

(10-minute break)

Session III. Cross-Cultural Influences of Japanese Art (55 min.)

Introduction (5)

TSUCHIDA Ruriko Fusion of East-West Culture in the Vase with Floral Poem Design by Emile Gallé. Curator in Chief, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

LARA, Regina, and ALMEIDA, Teresa Brazil and Japan merge into pottery culture, Brazil and Portugal

AOKI Kanae Japonisme as Cross-cultural Impact: German Woodblock Prints and Japanese 'Creative Prints' Movement. Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan.

NAGASHIMA, Meiko An Exotic Three-Centuries-Old Mirror: Traditions of Archival Practice and Cross-Cultural Curiosity in Japan. Senior Curator of Lacquer, Department of Decorative and Applied Arts, Kyoto National Museum, Japan.

16:30-18:00 (90 min)

Session IV. Tradition and Innovation in the Arts and in Museum Presentations (45 min.)

Introduction (5)

KRAUS, Eva Aesthetic Signatures and Display Strategies Director, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg (Germany)

BINCSIK, Monika Revisiting the concept of kōgei and integrating contemporary Japanese decorative arts into The Metropolitan Museum’s collections. Diane and Arthur Abbey Assistant Curator for Japanese Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

LIEFKES, Reino Ewin and Gretel Eisch, Radical responses to local traditions: the beginnings of Studio Glass in Europe. Senior Curator and Head of Ceramics and Glass, V&A Museum, London, UK.

Session V. Presentation of Asian Art in Western Musuems (2) (45 min.)

Introduction (5)

ERICANI, Giuliana Japan in the Italian collections from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. A museological opportunity, Italy

REINEKE, Anika New Neighbors: Eastern and western folding screens in the collections of the National Museums of Berlin. Research fellow, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany.

HAUSCHKE, Sven East meets West: Shige Fujishiro's 'Hanami' - a glass installation from 2013 Director, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany

LIN, Annie Ting-An Exploring the Role of Chinese Objects in an Ethnographic Narrative: an analysis on the permanent exhibition of Museo Delle Culture di Milano (MUDEC). Recent MA Graduate, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Final Comments

Offsite Visits on 5 September

On 5 September, each of the three International Committees will host individual tours and site visits curated especially for its members. ICDAD is planning a program of Kyoto museum and other site visits for this day to introduce its members to the rich decorative art traditions in Japan’s ancient capital and cultural center. Due to visitor limits at some sites, we may divide into smaller groups. Details about these visits will be posted in the ICDAD session room at the ICC Kyoto during the conference, with sign-up on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For information about planned offsite visits of ICFA (http://network.icom.museum/icfa), and GLASS (http://network.icom.museum/glass), please refer to their websites.

The Living Arts of Kyoto

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8:45 am–6:30 pm, 5 September 2019

This tour curated especially for ICDAD members focuses on living decorative arts and design traditions of in the ancient capital of Kyoto, with a focus on the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries.

The group will meet near the Kyoto International Conference Center and first travel together by bus to the Kitayama hills on the north side of the city to visit the workshops and textile museum of the historical Kawashima Selkon Textile Co. Since its founding in 1889, it has produced numerous luxury woven textiles, including fabrics for the imperial family and for Japan’s World Expositions. In its workshops, you will see the largest tapestry weaving loom in Japan. The museum will have on view special exhibitions on such topics as World Expos and Kawashima Textiles and Our Relationship with the Imperial Household: Imperial Visits and Accession.

The Kitayama is also home to Kyoto’s forestry industry. We will next visit Shokodo, one of a small number of companies in Japan specializing in temple and shrine carpentry, using exacting, time-honored woodworking techniques. Understanding these techniques can open one’s eyes to the myriad features of Japanese temple architecture.

After that, we will drive to the Miyako Messe hall in the Okazaki district to view demonstrations by artists from 40 different Kyoto traditional craft industries (including metalwork, printmaking, fan making, bamboo art, mask carving, cloisonné, paper making, and more), as well as Japanese tea preparation. This event is being organized especially for ICOM.

For lunch, we go to the scenic Nanzenji Junsei, with architecture dating back to the Edo period (1615–1868), surrounded by Japanese gardens. There we will have the famous Kyoto cuisine of Yudofu (simmered tofu served in a soy-flavored broth and served with a variety of delicacies).

After lunch, we head to the Higashiyama district in the eastern hills of Kyoto. There we will split into groups and alternate our visits. One group will go first to the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, featuring 19th and 20th century decorative arts including cloisonné, metalwork, lacquer, ceramics, et al. Another group will go to Kawai Kanjiro’s House, the traditional Kyoto home of the famous Mingei (Folk Art) potter (1890–1966), complete with kilns and original furnishings.

Those interested in seeing a variety of Kyoto ware ceramics will enjoy the Gallery of the Kyoto Ceramic Art Association (Kyoto Tojiki Kaikan), where works by contemporary Kyoto potters are available for viewing or purchase.

At the end of the day, we will gather together to relax at a reception in the Yumiji Café of the historical Goryukaku residence, built in 1923 and located near Kiyomizu-dera temple. The café, which retains its original fixtures and furnishings, also exhibits some of the owner’s collection of works by the fabled artist akehisa Yumeji (1884 –1934).

At the end of the day, the bus will drive participants to Okazaki for the evening ICOM social event.


3,500 yen (includes lunch, reception, bus, and entrance to all museums and sites) must be paid in cash to ICDAD Board Member Rosita Nenno at the ICDAD Sessions on 2, 3, and 4 September. Registration is first come first serve; priority will be given to ICDAD members. Registration will end when the tour fills up. To register your name in advance, you may email Rosita at rositanenno@gmail.com.


Due to the bus capacity, the tour is limited to 50 people plus staff.


  1. This day will include a lot of walking, including stairs, so please wear comfortable shoes. A number of locations on the tours are not wheelchair accessible.
  2. You will be required to take off your shoes in order to enter some of the sites we visit. Please wear socks or bring socks with you to wear indoors.
  3. In general, photography is not allowed inside Japanese museums. Please do not take photos inside the sites unless we tell you otherwise.
  4. Please do not be late! We will follow the schedule times closely, as is customary in Japan.

Thursday, 5 September 2019


Gather at Kokusaikaikan subway station on the Karasuma Line.
(Look for ICDAD staff underground and outside the exits.)
Please arrive early to find the bus and hear logistics explanations before departure.


Visit Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd. and the Kawashima Textile Museum
(Divide into two groups, alternating between the workshops and the museum.)
Museum special exhibitions:

  • The Splendid Beauty of the Former Togu Gosho (State Guest House, Akasaka Palace)
  • Our Relationship with the Imperial Household: Imperial Visit and Accession
  • Japan and the Chrysanthemum
  • Special Exhibit in Commemoration of ICOM Kyoto 2019: Battle of Minatogawa Tapestry
  • World Expos and Kawashima Textiles


Visit Shokodo Temple and Shrine Carpenters. Watch demonstration of traditional carpentry techniques.


Leave Shokodo (bus).


Arrive at Miyako Messe. See demonstrations by artists from 40 Kyoto traditional craft industries.


Leave Miyako Messe (bus).


Arrive at Nanzenji Junsei for lunch of Yudofu (simmered tofu and side dishes).


Leave Nanzenji Junsei.


Arrive in Higashiyama district. Divide into groups to visit Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, Kawai Kanjiro’s House, and Kyoto Ceramics Association.


Reception at Yumeji Café, Goryukaku


Bus leaves Kyotoshi Kiyomizuzaka Tourist Parking Lot to drive to Okazaki.


ICOM Social Event begins in Okazaki (National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, etc.)


This tour was organized with the generous cooperation of Design Week Kyoto. Special thanks to Executive Committee members Isao Kitabayashi and Chika Iwaguchi.

Bus transportation was provided by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Reception was funded through a grant from the Kyoto Ceramic Art Association (Kyoto Tojiki Kaikan).

Excursions on 6 September

ICDAD is not planning special excursions for this day, so please sign up for excursions through the general ICOM Kyoto 2019 website http://icom-kyoto-2019.org/excursion.html.