Beyond the Bamboo Canvas:

Innovative Instruction for a Globalized Classroom


           Plenary Speakers

J. Keith Wilson

Allan Goodman is the sixth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit organization in the field of international educational exchange and development training. Dr. Goodman has served as a consultant to Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the United States Information Agency, and IBM. 


J. Keith Wilson is the Associate Director and Curator of Ancient Chinese Art at the Freer-Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.  A Research Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies at Tokyo University and  a Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he was later appointed curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art then at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He joined the Freer-Sackler in 2006. 

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Watch Keith Wilson speak at Beyond the Bamboo Canvas (video)




      Master Artisan

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Hiroshi Murase, Suzusan Company

Hiroshi Murase is the General Manager of Suzusan Co., Ltd. / Shibori Artisan. Hiroshi Murase began by designing and producing not only Japanese traditional Yukata fabrics, but also textiles for fashion and interiors using the Shibori technique in Arimatsu. In 2008, his eldest son, Hiroyuki Murase, launched the “Suzusan” label in Dusseldorf, Germany. Now the Suzusan label is sold at selected high-end boutiques in 23 countries.

Talk Title
How a declined Japanese tradition became a luxury brand: Suzusan, its tradition and innovative branding

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