June 2022 Message from the Executive Director

As those of you who follow us on social media already know, the roses bloomed in the Cathedral Close for the long Platinum Jubilee Weekend marking 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and despite the occasional cloudbursts – our own mini-tsuyu – Norwich is looking beautiful as we enjoy the long evenings […]

Faraway is close at hand in images of elsewhere

Report on the talk ‘Distinguishing the Phoenix: Conceptual Landscapes of Buddhist India in Medieval Japan’ The Sainsbury Institute was thrilled to welcome Dr Rachel Saunders as our guest speaker for this month’s Third Thursday lecture. Dr Saunders is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art at Harvard Art Museums and is responsible for the […]

From shogakai to sake: a week in the life of an MA student

As teaching finishes for our MA students and they begin the preparation of their final research projects, students took part in two trips this month – one to the Kyōsai exhibition at the Royal Academy, and the other to the Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey. Fieldtrip to Kyōsai Exhibition (24 May 2022) Towards the […]