Become a Friend of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
We are launching a new ‘Friends of the Sainsbury Institute’ scheme for those of you who would like to support us while enjoying closer engagement with our activities. Please read on to find out more.
Why Support Us
The Sainsbury Institute was founded in 1999 to promote knowledge and understanding of Japanese arts and cultures. Now in its second decade, the Institute needs your help and support to strengthen its world-class research and to continue to be a leader in the study of Japanese arts and cultures from the past to the present in the UK, Europe and globally.
Working with our partners and funders, the Institute furthers its mission through:
- Creating collaborative and active global research networks; and
- Disseminating the results of our research; while
- Advancing outreach and educational activities.
We are a small yet thriving organization where your support can make an enormous difference to our ability to continue to work as a centre of excellence for Japanese arts and cultures. If you would like to support the Institute and help us achieve our mission, please get involved.
Benefits of Becoming a Friend
We offer exclusive events throughout the year on Japanese arts and cultures for our Friends as well as sending you our quarterly e-magazine. By becoming a Friend of the Sainsbury Institute, you will be helping us not only to run world-class research programmes in the field of Japanese arts and cultures, but be offered the opportunity to enjoy a variety of intellectually stimulating cultural events. You will be supporting our cause while enjoying a closer relationship with the Institute.
Past Events for Friends
Monday 17 December 2012, 6-8pm
Book launch: Vessels of Influence: China and the Birth of Porcelain in Medieval and Early Modern Japan
A book launch by Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute. She discussed her latest book ‘Vessels of Influence,’ which examines in depth the role of Chinese ceramics in Japan.
Wednesday 16 January 2013, 6pm
Invitation to a Traditional Japanese New Year Party at the Institute
Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
Members £15 / Non-members £20
Price includes: a buffet of traditional Japanese New Year food, sushi, sake, wine and other refreshments, plus the opportunity to learn about Japanese New Year customs and to play traditional games
Dress code: Smart casual
A reception for the Friends of the Sainsbury Institute to celebrate the beginning of the New Year and experience some traditional Japanese New Year food and games.
How to Join
Download application form and send to
Keiko Nishioka, Development and Finance Officer
Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH, UK
Registered Charity no. 1073416
Or pay by PayPal now and we will contact you as soon as the payment has been confirmed:
Costs of the annual memberships
Joint (two members at the same address) £70
Other Ways to Support Us
One-off donations are also welcome. Regardless of the size, your donation will make a big difference. If you wish to support a specific activity with your donation, you can do so by indicating it on your form. The activities you can support are:
- Research programmes
- Publication programmes
- Building and maintaining our Library collection
- The monthly Third Thursday Lecture series
Please download an application form and send it to us.
Or alternatively, you can donate now by PayPal:
Legacy gifts, leaving a gift in your will for the Institute, are of immense importance to us. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how your special gift could help us.