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Exhibitions and Curation

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ORGANIZATION: Ezen Foundation

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Ezen Foundation is committed to creating engaging, educational experiences for the wider community. This is partly done through curating and holding exhibitions.

Our current exhibition, Kimono: The making of a Cultural Icon, chronicles the history of the kimono through woodblock prints, vintage posters, antique photography and physical installations from vintage kimono sellers and Japanese-Italian haute couture fashion designer (@deadlotuscouture), Nange Magro who is the artistic director of Ezen Foundation.

The role will include guiding visitors through the exhibition and either answer any questions they may have or direct these to staff with the relevant specialist knowledge. By observing the replies and answers given by the staff, you will gradually develop your knowledge to be able to respond to visitors independently as you further your own understanding of the exhibits.

There are computer terminals as well as wifi in the exhibition area, so for those who wish to simply volunteer as a guide for our exhibition may work on your college/university work or other commitments while guests are not visiting.

When we have changes of exhibitions, there is also the opportunity to learn the process of artwork selection, curating the display, and the intricacies involved in the entire process from conception to installation.

This job is for those who are interested in the museum and events world, and getting a feel for what events management could be like and the logistics that go into pulling together an event. It involves forward thinking and planning and a good dash of creativity. This volunteer position will give you plenty of practical experience to add to your CV.

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About Ezen Foundation

Location:

23 Camden Psge, London, Greater London N1 8EA, GB

Mission Statement

Ezen is here as a stepping stone for those wishing to deepen their love and understanding of Japanese art, and integrate it into their everyday. The Ezen Foundation aims to facilitate cross-cultural exchange and education between Japan and the UK. Based in the historic antiques market in Islington, London, the Ezen foundation brings traditional Japanese art and practice into the modern space with accessibility and engagement in mind.

Description

Ezen Foundation is a cultural arts NPO focused on Japanese art history and research with the aim of making art accessible to the community at large. We have a selection of volunteering roles ranging from events coordination, database and research, art digitisation, and social media. We aim to give our volunteers the flexibility and confidence to reach their own targets and gain experience for their future goals.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

23 Camden PassageAngelLondon, London N1 8EAUnited Kingdom

(51.53493,-0.10392)
 

SKILLS

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Customer Service
  • Curating
  • Merchandising
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-10 Hours per Week
  • CV and Cover letter to info@ezenfoundation.org. Uniform is smart office attire.

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