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The Museum of Osaka University Special Exhibition #8 -- Machikaneyama Shonen Project

2015-4-30 (Thu) - 2015-7-11 (Sat)

  An exhibit featuring memory sank into people and buildings in a community is now being held at Museum of Osaka University.

  Machikaneyama and its surrounding area has prospered along with the development of schools and the community in concert with each other since the time when Naniwa High School was built under the old school system prior to WWII. Handai Ishibashi Residence was built there as housing for OU faculty and staff. (Building #1 was completed in 1958.) The half-a-century-old dilapidated apartment building was closed in 2014. Before demolishing the empty building, under the theme of the memory of the university and community, The Museum of Osaka University carried out the Handai Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project.

  This time, the Handai Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project featuring the collection of memories of people who lived there was rearranged for this exhibition, which is composed of the guide and imaginary character, Machikaneyama Shonen, and the installation by DATE Nobuaki, an artist who was involved in the above-mentioned project.

  We invite all of you to see this unique exhibition at the university museum. In addition, a variety of related events will also be held in Toyonaka City during the exhibition period.

  The Handai Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project was held from July 2014 through November 2014 at The Museum of Osaka University. Prior to the closure and demolition of the Osaka University Ishibashi Residence on the Toyonaka campus, the event was held at the residence under the theme of memory of the community and the university, an advocate of the motto "Live Locally, Grow Globally." The events consisted of installations and performances by artists and students, which included building renovation, creation of sound works, interviews with former residents, and video creation.

  Furthermore, on December 9, 2014, the Handai Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project, a talk show for sharing the outcome of the project with the public, was held at Osaka Central Public Hall.
To view the event, click here.

Period: Thursday, April 30, 2015 ~ Saturday, July 11,  2015
Closed: Sundays and national holidays
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
There is no entrance fee.
Venue: Machikaneyama Hall, Museum of Osaka University, 1-20 Machikaneyama-cho Toyonaka 560-0043
Tel: 06-6850-6284


Room #1 -- Archival materials, photos, and movies regarding the Handai Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project held in 2014 are on display.

Room #2 -- A life-sized paper craft of the Handai Ishibashi Residence, a scale model based on a sketch drawn by DATE Nobuaki, an artist whose father was a faculty member at Osaka University when he was a child.

Room #3 -- An installation using visual devices made by ANDO Hidoyuki (Associate Professor Graduate School of Information Science), which enjoyed a good reputation in the Osaka University Ishibashi Residence Farewell Project.

Room #4 -- An installation using sound works collecting interviews at the Handai Ishibashi Residence, made by UTSUNOMIYA Yasushi (Lecturer, Osaka University of Arts.)

Sponsored by: The Museum of Osaka University
In cooperation with: Toyonaka City; Toyonaka City Board of Education; University Museum Collaboration Steering Committee; Inamori Foundation Endowed Chair, Osaka School of International Public Policy; Graduate Schools of Engineering and Information Science; University Museum Council; Kita Osaka Musesum Network; Osaka University of Arts; Ukulele Plan; Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

Date: 2015-4-30 (Thu) - 2015-7-11 (Sat)
Venue: Machikaneyama Shugakukan, Museum of Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Museum of Osaka University

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