Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities

Keio University

This course dealt with the importance of sharing the value of cultural properties, and methods of preserving and utilizing them. Specifically, the course introduced the problem of sharing the value of cultural properties at universities, using the Ex-Noguchi Room as a case study. By learning about restoration and preservation of the Ex-Noguchi Room and guidelines for its use, the course also promoted how to use cultural properties at universities while striking a balance with preservation.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Yohko Watanabe

Keio University Art Center Professor/Curator

Keio University

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explore the cultural properties in Keio University Mita campus in Tokyo.
  • Discuss how to preserve the cultural properties in universities.
  • Reflect on how to make good use of the cultural properties in universities and around us.
  • Reference a practical guideline for using cultural properties.
  • Explain the background and history of the Ex- Noguchi Room.
  • Summarise and demonstrate the regulations for using the Ex-Noguchi Room.
  • Develop the skill and knowledge to deal with cultural properties, especially those relating to architecture.

Syllabus

This course will introduce the cultural properties at Keio University’s Mita Campus in Tokyo and trace the background of the creation of ‘Noguchi Room,’ which was a common room designed through a collaboration between the sculptor lsamu Noguchi (1904-88) and the architect Yoshiro Taniguchi (1904-79).

This course will draw attention to the particularities of cultural properties in universities through the example of the partial relocation of Noguchi Room (now we call it ‘Ex-Noguchi Room’ after the relocation), an incident that resulted from a lack of concern of cultural properties on campus.

This course will provide an opportunity to reflect on how to preserve the cultural properties in a university, showing the actual example of Ex-Noguchi Room, such as the conservation efforts being by university staff and conservators.

This course will serve as a practical guideline for using cultural properties. It would be useful for those who hope to utilize the resources in universities and strike a balance between utilization and preservation.

Issued on 11th September 2021

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Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities

Keio University