Lecture Series “Perspectives on the Exhibition ‘Birds in Paradise’,” The Mechanism of Coloration – Bird Plumage and Gemstones

January 26, 2023


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) March 11, 2023 16:00 — 18:00
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Intermediatheque
[Address] KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
[Access] JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.
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
First-come, first-served basis.
Contact +81-47-316-2772 / From Japan: 050-5541-8600 (NTT Hello Dial Service)
[Venue] Intermediatheque 2F Lecture Theatre [ACADEMIA]
[Admission] Free (no reservation required) The number of seats is limited to 48. Your understanding is appreciated. 
[Organizers] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo + L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

A series of lectures is being held to coincide with the Intermediatheque 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Birds in Paradise”. The highlights of the exhibition, as well as various perspectives on birds ranging from Art to Science will be explained by specialists from various disciplines, from Natural History to the history of jewelry.
Intermediatheque 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Birds in Paradise” Webpage

Saturday, 11 March 2023, 16:00-18:00
The Mechanism of Coloration – Bird Plumage and Gemstones
Speakers: Hajime Matsubara (Project Associate Professor, UMUT) + Elena-Caroline Boneti (Gemologist and Teacher at L’ÉCOLE)
 * Due to unforeseen circumstances, the speakers have changed.
Contents: The mechanism of coloration in bird plumage, and how to express it on gemstones: specialists from both fields share their insights.
Language: Japanese and English (with interpretation)

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