One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America. Part of our appeal is the everpresent relationship of the old to the new, and our convenient location in the heart of downtown Halifax’s waterfront district. Behind the Victorian facades of our main campus and the Academy Building – both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – students
Arts & Crafts
Zhejiang Museum of Art is located on Nanshan Road, adjacent to West Lake. Zhejiang Museum is a landmark building project included in the province, a total investment of 420 million yuan, from the Cultural Department of Zhejiang Province. The museum started to be built in May 2005 and officially opened in August 2009. Zhejiang Museum emphasis on "contemporary" art, but also take into account the historical, based in Zhejiang. It opens for academic purposes, focusing on art collections and exhibitions reflect the course of development of Zhejiang Province.
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum was established by a well-known craftsman and scholar Soetsu Yanagi(柳宗悅) in 1936. He was known as the William Morris of the East who found aesthetic in everyday ordinary and handmade utilitarian objects. His book "The unknown craftsman" is a good start to understanding Japanese Craft Philosophy. It is also worthy to visit this warm and cozy museum if you want to know more about Japanese crafts. It will take 1-2 hours for touring.
The Shaanxi History Museum was set up and opened to the public in 1991. It was first modernized museum in China and the "Education Base of Patriotism." The museum has about than 375,000 objects /sets are collected in Shaanxi including the bronzes of the Shang & Zhou dynasties, the pottery figures of successive dynasties, the gold & silver wares of Tang dynasty and the mural paintings of the Tang dynasty with distinguishing features. The 18 pieces of the national treasures and the 1907 pieces of the first-grade relics are in visitors' good grace.
The Jingdezhen Ancient Folk Museum/Jingdezhen Minyao Museum is located in the famous Hutian Ancient Kiln Factory Site, a cultural relic protects a section. Under it, there is a rich cultural deposit of porcelain manufacturing history from Wudai Dynasty to Ming Dynasty (907-1644 AD), which covers an area of more than 400 thousands square meters. It clearly reflects the important changes in the history of porcelain arts and crafts of this 700 years and the complete process of porcelain manufacturing in ancient times in China.
The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (VAC) is a branch of the APO. It provides well-equipped studios for trained artists practising in the fields of sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, facilitating them in their artistic creation in holding different kinds of visual arts activities. Currently, VAC runs nine studios, a lecture theatre, an exhibition gallery and a multipurpose room, open for hire to artists and art groups.
You can't miss out this antique market for treasure hunting. It opens 6 a.m. early in the morning until noon on every Monday and Tuesday ONLY. There are old magazines, pottery books, jewellery, local ceramics...etc. and all sort of interesting oldies. Don't forget to bargain!!!
Miho Museum, 10 minutes driven from the Shigaraki Cultural Ceramics Park. It was a wonderful visit and a unique design of a museum. Besides, they have a very nice dining room when serving handmade noodles.
300 Momodani; Tashiro Shigaraki Koka; Shiga 529-1814, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)748-82-3411
Fax: +81 (0)748-82-3414