• Made in Japan exhibition
    23 June – 21 August 2016

    Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain

    Exhibition | The British Museum

    Celebrate the art of Japanese porcelain making through 15 generations of the Kakiemon dynasty.

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  • Hosono conversation
    6 August 2016

    Japanese porcelain: Kate Malone and Hitomi Hosono in conversation

    Lecture | The British Museum

    Ceramic artists Kate Malone (judge on BBC2 programme, The Great British Pottery Throw Down) and Hitomi Hosono join Nicole Rousmaniere, curator of the Asahi Shimbun Display Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain, to discuss Japanese porcelain

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  • MA at UEA

    MA in Japanese Arts, Culture and Heritage

    New programme

    More details about this planned new MA will be available from autumn 2016. The MA itself is planned to launch in September 2018.

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  • Annual Report

    Annual Report (2013-14)

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report from 2013-14 is now available for download

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  • Publications

    New Publications

    Recent books by Sir Hugh Cortazzi,
    Richard Pearson, Nancy Broadbent Casserley, John Szostak, and others

    The Sainsbury Institute actively promotes the publication of research findings developed through our fellowship programme, co-organized exhibitions and other scholarly activities.

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  • Fellowships

    Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. They work on their own projects and contribute to various seminars and conferences.

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  • Research

    Research networks are at the heart of the Institute’s mission and strategy, forming the basis for our world-class projects. The Institute’s various projects draw on this international network, bringing scholars from around the world together to explore major research themes.

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  • Library

    The Lisa Sainsbury Library holds books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. Its basic level collections include general introductory works and key reference materials in English and Japanese.

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  • Executive Director’s Message

    A belated happy new year from Norwich. Looking back a bit, last year was yet another busy and fruitful year for the Sainsbury Institute, and we found ourselves particularly engaged towards the end.

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