保科豊巳美術学部長のベツァルエル美術デザインアカデミー(イスラエル)への訪問Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Toyomi Hoshina visited Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel

December 17, 2015











A delegation from Tokyo University of the Arts(TUA) headed by Dean Hoshina visited Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design during the trip to Israel between November 26th and December 1st, 2015.

This trip was arranged to see the actual situation of art education in Israel and to visit Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, one of the affiliated institutions of TUA, to further a collaborative relationship.

TUA was selected as one of the universities in Japan to receive the government grants under the “Re-Inventing Japan Project”, in which the institutions are expected to establish stronger relationships with foreign institutions.

TUA believes collaborations with art institutions in the Middle East, which has developed its unique artistic expressions by absorbing diverse cultural aspects throughout history, are ideal for its students to become internationally competitive artists, and the relationship with Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design will play an even more important role.

After a two-day field work including the visit to the Tel Aviv campus, the delegation visited the main campus of the academy located in Jerusalem on the last day of the trip, and received a warm welcome by the President of the Academy, Professor Adi Stern and many other faculty members. After a discussion on a project by the representatives of both institutions, a campus tour was offered.

report045-01An image of the new Jerusalem campus under construction.

President Adi Stern was greatly interested in the proposal by TUA, and promised to contribute to the project as much as he can. As the first invitation program with the Academy under the Re-Inventing Japan Project, a group of professors and students headed by the President is expected to visit Tokyo in late January, 2016, concurrently with the 64th Graduation Works Exhibitions of TUA, to implement international exchange activities with students and faculty members of TUA through a series of special lectures and students’ work reviews by guests.

There is no doubt that the ties between the two institutions will be strengthen further through various proposed activities, such as student exchanges and collaborative exhibitions.

report045-02A master’s student talking about the lifestyle and learning environment in Israel

report045-03Prof. Hoshina, listening to the explanation about Academy’s educational method