The mission of the IMC Association is to improve the expertise of mokuhanga professionals (water based woodblock printmaking) in technique, expression, materials, tools and culture; to offer opportunities to present research and to share information; and to promote innovation and the dissemination of information about mokuhanga.
Specifically, the IMC aims are:
- - to be inclusive of and inspire all mokuhanga artists/craftsmen/makers at all levels
- - to develop mokuhanga aesthetic language and to promote dialogue therein
- - to encourage innovations across all levels of printmaking
- - to preserve skills, craftsmanship, traditions and materials
- - to foster work sites that are receptive to mokuhanga printmaking
- - to cultivate our global connections, friendships and networks,and to create opportunities for collaboration
- - to value the experience of all makers, particularly the making by hand
- - to share and exchange openly
- - to archive the resources of mokuhanga for the next generation
Head Office Mission
- The Head Office should promote the mission of the IMC and is responsible for the continuity of its programs in the future.
- The Head Office manages IMC information sharing and the maintenance of the archive of past conferences, and is responsible for developing new conference sites.
- The Head Office administrates and manages with the International Board as a liaison office.