Become a Friend of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
We always like making new friends. Join us as the ‘Friends of the Sainsbury Institute’ and enjoy closer engagement with our activities while helping us continue to promote the study of Japanese visual culture. It’s easy. 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.
For future events for Friends, please go to our ‘News & Events’ page
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
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.