January 2022 Message from the Executive Director

Those born in the Year of the Tiger, which begins at the start of the lunar New Year, are thought to be both confident and unpredictable, courageous and ambitious, qualities that may be especially relevant in 2022. We start the year with an online Third Thursday Lecture looking forward to the publication of a new […]

About the Boro ぼ ろ or Ranru らんる and the workshop

We ran our first in the new series of Boro making workshops on 5th December 2021 at the Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, with ten participants. We first started running our workshops in Boro-inspired reparation processes back in 2018, at our first retail premises on Magdalen Street here in Norwich. ‘Boroboro’, in full, translates as […]

Report on the talk “Hokusai’s Illustrations for The Great Picture Book of Everything”

The last Third Thursday Lecture of 2021 took place online due to the rise of the omicron variant and saw SISJAC hosting Dr. Alfred Haft of the British Museum, speaking on the exhibition ‘Hokusai:  The Great Picture Book of Everything’ (running until 30th January 2022). This is the same exhibition that students of the MA […]