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Lecture “The Enlightenment in Objects – My Collection of Mirabilia”

September 4, 2019

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Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) October 19, 2019 14:00 — 15:30
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Intermediatheque 2F Lecture Theatre [ACADEMIA]
[Address] KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Access] JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station (Marunouchi South Exit). Nijubashimae Station (Exit 4) on the Chiyoda Line (about 2 minutes on foot).
Capacity 48 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method No advance registration required
The number of seats is limited to 48. Your understanding is appreciated.
Contact +81 3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)
[Title] The Enlightenment in Objects – My Collection of Mirabilia
[Lecturer] George Loudon
[Date] Saturday, October 19 2019 14:00–15:30(Doors open at 13:30)
[Venue] Intermediatheque 2F Lecture Theatre [ACADEMIA]
[Admission] Free (no reservation required)
The number of seats is limited to 48. Your understanding is appreciated.
[Language] English (with Japanese interpretation)
[Organizer] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo

In relation to the special exhibition “The Enlightenment in Objects – Mr. Loudon's Collection of Mirabilia,” we will hold a lecture.
This lecture will provide a richly illustrated and detailed presentation of the Loudon collection by its owner, starting with 19th-century glass specimens, which were the starting point of George Loudon’s collection of scientific educational heritage. George Loudon’s research work in many museums and university collections will also be featured. This work resulted in well-received special exhibitions at the Manchester Museum and the Whitechapel Gallery.
George Loudon’s principles of collecting, using the heritage from the past fading away from our epoch in order to discover new aesthetic values, is an innovative approach to a problem museums have to deal with today.

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