March 2022 Message from the Executive Director

The Sainsbury Institute was delighted to welcome His Excellency Mr Hajime Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the UK, to Norwich on Friday 25 February. He was greeted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Kevin MacGuire, the Sheriff of Norwich, Caroline Jarrold, and the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Reverend Jane Hedges, and met the Institute’s […]

Reflections on TOKYO: Art & Photography

Back in 2017, the Ashmolean decided to stage a Japanese exhibition to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, making the most of the global spotlight on Japan. We wanted to create a fun show that would appeal to a broad audience and decided on Tokyo itself as a lens through which to explore different aspects […]

Report on the talk “When Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925) met Matsuki Bunkyo (1867-1940)”

On the 17th February, our Third Thursday Lecture was joined by the wonderful Professor Nicole Coolige Rousmaniere, currently a professor at UEA, and Research Director and Founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute. The talk consisted of a discussion on an ongoing research project in Salem, Massachusetts, exploring the lives and legacies of renowned zoologist and […]

Statement on the invasion of Ukraine

The Sainsbury Institute community is horrified by the situation following the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian and Belorussian forces. It comes as we are exploring potential new research projects under the rubric of ‘Japanese Entanglements with the former states of the Soviet Union, and central and eastern Europe’ , designed to build on the […]