Matsushita Collection

In the autumn of 2001, over 15,000 volumes on Japanese art, which formerly belonged to the Japanese art historian Matsushita Takaaki, were donated to the Library. The donation of this superb collection of books on Japanese medieval art was arranged by Professor Matsushita’s son-in-law, Professor Masatomo Kawai of Keio University. With this comprehensive collection of books as its core, the Institute will soon become one of the foremost libraries of Japanese art studies in Europe. Books donated to the Library are catalogued and accessible via the Internet. We also expect that scholars wishing to take full advantage of the collection and pleasant working conditions at the Library will find opportunities to make short- or long-term visits to the Institute in Norwich.