• TTL Jan
    17 January 2019 | Third Thursday Lecture Series

    Avant-Garde Calligraphy between Postwar Japan, Europe, and the United States

    Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

    The Third Thursday Lectures offer a range of topics related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments).

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  • Japan in the World
    International Symposium | 15 & 16 February 2019

    Japan in the World and the World in Japan: A Methodological Approach

    Organised by Dr Irina Holca, Dr Carmen Tamas, and Dr Jennifer Coates

    An international symposium on teaching Japanese Studies and Japan-related topics around the world.

  • Annual report

    Annual Report 2016-17

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report for 2016-17 academic year is now available

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  • History of Art in Japan

    History of Art in Japan

    Tsuji Nobuo
    Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

    The leading authority on Japanese art history tells the story of how the country has nurtured unique aesthetics, prominent artists, and distinctive movements.

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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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  • Publications

    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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