The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Monday, December 7 ~Tuesday, December 8, 2009
《International Symposium》The Future of Anthropology and Ethnological Museum


First Day: "The Future of Anthropology"
December 7th 2009, 10:30-17:00 at Siran Kaikan of Kyoto University


Suehara Tatsuro, Professor, Kyoto University

10:30-11:30 Key Note Speech:
● Maurice Godelier, Professeur, EHESS, France
 "In Today's World Anthropology is More Important than Ever"
13:00-15:00 Presentations: ● Sekine Yasumasa, Professor, Japan Women's University
 "Toward an Anthropology of the Street: Street Phenomena in the Era of Reflexive Modernization"
● Kasuga Naoki, Professor, Osaka University
 "Toward the Science of Human-Nature"
● Takezawa Shoichiro, Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
 "Anthropology, Museum and Seeing: Reconsidering the Representation"
15:30-17:00 Discussion
18:00-20:00 Party

Second Day: "The Future of the Ethnological Museum"
December 8th 2009, 13:00-17:30 at National Museum of Ethnology

13:00-15:30 Presentations:
● Maurice Godelier, Professor, EHESS, France
 "My Experience at the Quai-Branly Museum"
● Boris Wastiau, Director, Muse'e d'Ethnographie of Geneva
 "Museographic Multivocality: Diversity and Complementarity in Exhibition Programming at the New Museum of Ethnography in Geneva".
● Paul Faber, Senior Curator, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
 "Exhibiting Africa: Perspectives of the Tropenmuseum"
● Yoshida Kenj, Professor, National Museum of ethnology
 "Ethnographic Exhibitions Today 2009"
15:45-17:00 Discussion