• Cancelled

Movie Club

  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Workshop
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel the program scheduled on Friday, March 20.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. We will announce on this website when the program re-opens. (02/27/2020)

Become a MuseumTuber – post online videos of strange and interesting things you discover at Ueno Park’s museums!

A five-session program with filmmaker Yasuhiro Moriuchi as instructor. Using Ueno Park as a base, participants go out to the museums, encountering artworks, people, and wonderful things, and then communicate the appeal of the museums in video form. Together with “Art Communicators,” participants will hone their ability to look at things with a creative eye.

Seeking MuseumTubers!

“MuseumTuber” means YouTubers specializing in museums who convey to the world the appeal of Ueno Park and museums in online posts.
For this Movie Club project, we are seeking members willing to undertake project activities for a year. Members will be selected on the basis of their application documents.
You don’t need to have experience making videos or going to museums. Professionals including filmmakers, curators and university professors provide solid support and guidance. Through visits to Ueno Park over the course of one year, we want you to post lots of encounters such as your favorite works, seasonal scenery, museum workers and more! We look forward to receiving your applications!
*Completed videos will be posted on websites including iUeno and YouTube.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Saturday, October 5, 2019, Saturday, November 2, 2019, Sunday, December 15, 2019, Friday, March 20 (public holiday), 2020.
10:00 – 16:30 (scheduled)

Activity venue
Facilities inside Ueno Park including Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo University of the Arts

– Elementary school fourth graders to high school third graders and their parents/guardians
– People able to attend all 5 sessions over a year
– People interest in museums and Ueno Park and motivated about the project
*Children of junior high school age or over may attend alone
*Parents and guardians may not attend alone

Number of applicants
About 15
*Free participation for children. Parents and guardians may have to pay admission fees/charges at each facility.

How to apply
To apply for this program, you need to submit application documents. Please print two application documents (PDF), fill in the required information by hand, and send it to the following address. Applicants will be selected on the basis of the documents submitted. All applicants will be notified of selection results within one week of the application deadline date.

Email applications
*Please attach images of documents as either PDF or JPEG files
*The subject line should read “Movie Club application”

Postal applications
“Movie Club Application”Desk, Museum Start iUeno Operating Team, Project Room, 2nd Floor, Intercommunication Building, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 8-36 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
*Simplified registered mail (to arrive no later than Wednesday, July 10

Application period
Wednesday June 5 – Wednesday July 10, 2019


Yasuhiro Moriuchi


Museum Start iUeno (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum & Tokyo University of the Arts)
TEL: 03-3823-6921 (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum office)


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and others



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts
Co-organized by
The Ueno Royal Museum, Ueno Zoological Gardens, The National Museum of Nature and Science, International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library/ The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan