7. Art Communication Programs
The Museum is more than a place for displaying artworks. It undertakes various programs designed to deepen art appreciation, make art viewing a compelling “experience,” and provide a vigorous environment for the growth of the art community. The Museum undertakes 7 programs to this end.
(1) School Programs
In conjunction with schools, the Museum holds art appreciation programs for small children and elementary school students, and workshops for educators. The Museum also offers career experience opportunities to junior high school students.
(2) Family Programs
The museum holds workshops for families.
(3) Programs for Adults
The Museum offers lectures, music concerts, and workshops to deepen understanding of its exhibitions. Architecture tours of the Museum and nearby buildings are also held.
(4) Art Communication Lab
The Museum undertakes research activities, such as holding forums and engaging in archiving projects related to art communication.
(5) Access Programs
The Museum undertakes programs to help people better utilize its facilities, such as special art viewing opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Museum offers internships in order to foster young human resources.
(7) Community Programs
As a community-linked project, the Museum is working with traditional crafts makers and designers to develop new tradition-based products (TOKYO CRAFTS & DESIGN). Then, through its TOBI Gateway Project, undertaken with Tokyo University of the Arts, the Museum is fostering “Art communicators (“Tobira”).” The project is linked with programs (1)-(6) above in the endeavor to foster the art community, as set forth in its mission statement.