Issue 03 April 2013

Dear Friends and supporter of the Sainsbury Institute, we are bringing you the spring version of our e-magazine when it finally looks like winter might be coming to an end in England. While cherry trees in Japan were in full bloom during March, it was just last week when the ones in the Cathedral Close started to flower. In this edition, you will find the third and last installment of our interview with Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, our trustee. Dame Elizabeth talks about her vision of the future of the Institute, encouraging us to move into new terrains for our research activities. We are pleased to present an article from another member of our Board, Professor Kawai Masatomo, who will introduce the Chiba City Museum where he serves as Director. There are many other interesting articles including one by our librarian Hirano Akira on the Cortazzi map collection. The library will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year with a special exhibition of these maps at the Embassy of Japan in London starting from late June. We hope you will all be enticed to visit the exhibition. – Mami Mizutori, Executive Director

Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll: Part 3 Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, the former Vice-Chancellor of University of East Anglia (UEA) and …Read More

Do you know why Japan is called ‘Japan’ in English and not ‘Nihon’ or ‘Nippon’ as it is …Read More

Chiba City Museum of Art Professor Kawai Masatomo, Director of Chiba City Museum of Art and Professor Emeritus …Read More

The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society’s Library at the Institute The Sainsbury Institute is a vibrant research hub …Read More

Exhibition: Arts of Fire, Transformation of Space: Masterworks of Contemporary Japanese Porcelain The opening of the 22nd International …Read More

Maya Yamada A visit to the Lisa Sainsbury Library feels like a real treat. The shelves are densely …Read More

January, February, March April and May As we saw in Issues one and two of the e-magazine, Japan …Read More