• Third Thursday Lectures
    16 June 2016
    Third Thursday Lectures

    The New Way of Tea and its Art in Modern Japan

    Dr Seung Yeon Sang

    The Third Thursday Lecture Series bring specialists in the field of Japanese art and culture to give talks on their research

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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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  • V&A Conference
    Conference | 27 May 2016

    Collecting Future Japan

    Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A

    Join discussions on emerging trends in Japanese design and consider what kinds of objects museums such as the V&A should be collecting now and in the future.

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  • Workshop Chanoyu
    9 June 2016
    International Workshop

    The History of Art Collecting and Patronage in Chanoyu

    Seung Yeon Sang

    Discover the vitality of chanoyu with a particular focus on its different modes of art collecting and patronage

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  • Summer School Tokyo
    Call for Applications

    Call for Applications for the University of Tokyo Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage 2016

    Two-week summer school in Japan

    Call for undergraduate students interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School programme in Japan

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  • Film screening
    Friends Event | 7 June 2016

    Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

    Film screening

    Another chance to watch the documentary film ‘Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art\\\\\\\'

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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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