• Third Thursday Lectures
    21 June 2018 | Third Thursday Lecture

    The Sinan Shipwreck and Material Culture of Maritime Trade in Medieval Japan

    Dr Jungeun Lee

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

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  • Symposium Ensemble
    15 June 2018

    Display as Ensemble: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Display in Premodern Japan

    International Symposium

    One-day symposium to explore new directions for the critical examination of spatial and interior display from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

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  • Jomon no bi
    3 June 2018

    The Beauty of Jomon

    Symposium

    A symposium celebrating the designation of Kasori shell midden in Chiba prefecture as Special Historic Sites

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  • Japanese garden seminar
    Call for Applications

    Japanese Garden Intensive Seminar 2018

    October 15 – 28, 2018 (seminar period)

    The 18th annual English language intensive course in the history, design theory, landscape ecology, and practice of Japanese Garden

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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
    Publication

    Annual Report 2015-16

    Sainsbury Institute

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

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  • Publications
    News

    New Publications

    Recent books by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Simon Kaner, Ryan Holmberg, 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

    The Institute continues its commitment to further the mission of researching, teaching and disseminating Japanese arts and cultures

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