New director appointed
We are pleased to announce the appointment of architect Aoki Jun as director of the Kyoto City Museum of Art (the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art), effective April 1, 2019. Aoki has been deeply involved in the Museum renewal project since its earliest design stage.
Looking ahead to the next 100 years, our aim is for this building to be a center of culture and arts in Japan that will attract visitors from the world over. We are dedicated to putting into practice the intentions and philosophy of the renovation design that renewed facilities while respecting the importance of the historical structure and its collection. In this way, we intend to realize the Museum’s potential to its fullest.
As new director, Aoki Jun will be working to broadly promote the activities and reputation of the Museum in Japan and abroad.
Architect. Born in 1956 in Yokohama. Completed the University of Tokyo Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering. After working at Arata Isozaki & Associates, he established his own practice, Jun Aoki & Associates, in 1991. Representative works include: “Mamihara Bridge” (Kumamoto Landscape Award), “S” (Yoshioka Award), “Fukushima Lagoon Museum” (Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award), “Louis Vuitton Omotesando” (BCS Award), “Aomori Museum of Art,” “Omiyamae Gymnasium,” and “Miyoshi City Hall, Kiriri.” Aoki’s activities traverse various genres, including design in a broad range of architecture categories such as public buildings, commercial buildings, and private houses, as well as creation of art installations. He was awarded the Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize in 2005.