• Third Thursday Lectures
    21 December 2017 | Third Thursday Lecture

    WWII, Japan and the Gardens

    Professor Toshio Watanabe

    Third Thursday Lectures bring a specialist to Norwich to deliver talks related to Japanese art and culture

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  • Winter Arch Prog
    Call for Applications

    British Heritage and Archaeology Winter Programme 2018

    Deadline: 15 December 2017

    Application is now open for a two-week, tailor-made programme designed to enable Japanese students to examine various aspects of cultural heritage and archaeology in the UK

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  • Sainsbury Fellow Application
    Call for Applications

    Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships

    Closing Date: 28 February 2018

    The Institute offers several Fellowships each year that provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project.

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  • Tobunken
    Reference resource

    Tobunken-Sainsbury Institute Research Collections Database

    Art research database

    Information on Japanese art related publications in English, as well as on Japanese art exhibitions and Japanese film festivals taking place outside of Japan

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  • Annual report

    Annual Report 2015-16

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report for 2015-16 academic year is now available

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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

    We would like to warmly welcome our new Fellows and Keio Librarian. We are also pleased to share our plans for the future and ways of expanding our research scope.

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