Above: The 10th Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH2019) opened with a great plenary line up on the theme of “Reimagining the Future”. Renowned curator Dr Yutaka Mino (above left), Director of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, was the first keynote and spoke of encouraging aesthetic sensitivity in the young by creating exciting and open museum spaces. He was followed by the world’s leading expert of the Great Wall of China, and its most prominent international protector, William Lindsay OBE (above centre) speaking on preserving the past to preserve the future by documenting this great cultural heritage site. Former Dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Professor Brad Hamm (above right) spoke of the extraordinary role of big technology companies in global and local communities, media and journalism, the economy and the daily lives of adults and children.
Above: Filipino documentary photographer Ezra Acayan (above left), Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, takes questions from the audience during an interview moderated by Professor Hamm. Launched in 2015, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is an international photography competition that seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. Heather Croall (above right), Director and CEO of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, spoke on how a Fringe festival can offer cultural transformation to a city as a way of “reclaiming the future”. The Adelaide Fringe is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest annual arts festival and the second-largest Fringe in the world after Edinburgh.
The 11th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2020) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from May 25 to May 27, 2020.
ACAH2019 Conference Programme