• Third Thursday Lectures
    20 November 2014
    Third Thursday Lecture

    Applied Aesthetics: Nurturing Craft Innovation and Beauty in Edo-period Japan

    Suzuki Kazuyoshi

    Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan.

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  • Macdonald Collection Lecture Series
    24 November

    The Importance of Being Kakiemon: The Origin and the International Impact of Japanese Kakiemon Style Porcelain

    30th Anniversary Macdonald Collection Lecture Series

    Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere will reassess the importance of Kakiemon style ware in light of recent scholarship and excavated material

  • Toshiba Lectures in Art and Science
    Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art and Science

    Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868

    Suzuki Kazuyoshi

    The lecture series will shed light on the expansion of education, discovery, science and the arts in the Edo period.

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  • Japan Foundation Lecture
    24 November 2014

    Collecting Japanese Ceramics for the British Museum, 1753-2014

    Japan Foundation Toronto Lecture

    Learn more about the history of collecting Japanese ceramics for the British Museum.

  • 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. The closing date for application for the 2013-14 Fellowships is 1 March 2013.

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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 believe that arts and culture are certainly important in the sense that these fields can help people see the world that surrounds them with new insights to enrich their lives, bringing forth knowledge and enhancing beauty.

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