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A Delegation from Tokyo University of the Arts Visit Bezalel



A delegation from Tokyo University of the Arts which included: Prof. Toyomi Hoshina, Mr, Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts and Director of Graduate School of Fine Arts; Prof. Masahiko Nagahama, Mr, Design Department; Assoc. Prof. Meo Saito, Mrs, Painting Department;
Assoc. Prof. Shinichi Hara, Mr, Sculpture Department; Mr. Osamu Katori, Mr, Accounting Subsection; Mr. Akihiro Okayama, International administrative staff, visited the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design between the 29-30 November 2015.
During their visit they toured the Bezalel Academy's facilities both in Tel Aviv (M.F.A. Program) and the main building in Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.
They met with the President of the Academy, Prof. Adi Stern; the Vice President for International Affairs, Ms. Liv Sperber, and the Heads of the following departments: Head of the History and Theory Department, Dr. Ori Bartal; Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mr. Eli Petel; Head of the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, Nicola Trezzi; Head of the Industrial Design Department, Mr. Haim Parnas and Head of the Ceramic and Glass Department, Mr. Eran Ehrlich.
The meetings and tours of the Bezalel Academy resulted in the strengthening of the relationship between both institutions. Many joint opportunities were presented during the meetings. The first will be a delegation from Bezalel which will include students and lecturers who will fly to Tokyo University of the Arts in January 2016 during their End of Year Show to kick start the joint ventures. The visit to Bezalel was an important step in building and strengthening the relationship between Tokyo University of the Arts and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem.
Attached please find some pictures from the exciting visit.