July 2022 Message from the Executive Director

Preparations are well-advanced for a busy summer at the Sainsbury Institute. Chris Hayes and Ollie Moxham are fine-tuning the final arrangements for our 3rd Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies, with another enthusiastic global cohort signed up for two weeks of webinars on the theme of Heritage and Tourism in Post-Lockdown Japan. And the […]

Exhibition – Nara to Norwich: Art and belief at the extremities of the Silk Roads, 500-1100

Nara to Norwich – Beyond the Silk Road The Silk Road is recognised internationally as perhaps the most famous ancient trade route that linked the East and West. Most studies of the Silk Roads focus on exchanges between the two continental extremes, China with Rome and then Byzantium. But in Japan the terminus of the […]

Report on the talk ‘Self-made and World Aware: Clothing Styles of Okakura Kakuzō and M.K. Gandhi’

At the last Thursday Lecture on the 16 June, Dr Maumita Banerjee, current Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, shared with us comparative stories of Okakura Kakuzō (1862–1913) and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948). Based on her ongoing book project, she discussed the clothing of the two essential figures in modern Asian history as an issue of […]