2018.12.15 - 2019.02.24UNIVERSITAS－A SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION OF KYOTO
Heap up! Shake up! The treasure chest from universities! Collections of university museums have played an integral part in academic research and education. These objects are comprised of cultural and natural objects collected in the field trips or teaching aids and assignments used in classrooms, which eventually became part of the museum collections after serving their purposes. In 2011, fourteen university museums with respective features and characteristics in Kyoto Prefecture formed the University Museum Association of Kyoto. The organization has enabled separately developed institutions to merge and connect as a network, collaboratively explore Kyoto’s cultural history and context, and facilitate a dialogue between this time-honored city and the globe. This exhibition is co-organized by the Museum of National Taipei University of Education and the University Museum Association of Kyoto. Adopting three major themes, which are “Hall of Knowledge,” “Life in Kyoto” and “Exotic Exploration,” the exhibition features more than two hundred exhibits and unfolds the cultural history of ancient Kyoto as well as its richly diversified development in the fields of academic research and education. Moreover, the program “MoNTUE EXCHANGE” connects the exhibition space and time in hopes of transforming the exhibition-viewing experience by leading the audience to “explore,” “discover,” “reflect” and “express” for forming multiple connections between themselves and the exhibits. Through visualizing the history of studying Kyoto’s cultural relics and the approach of enlivening learning and growth through “MoNTUE EXCHANGE,” “history,” “knowledge,” “aesthetic experience” and “social dialogue” will interact and react in UNIVERSITAS and continue to accumulate and proliferate, creating into a vibrant and abundant treasure chest with unlimited possibility.