Issue 17 Autumn 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters,  Welcome to the Autumn 2016 edition of our e-magazine. We hope you enjoy this edition. Mami MizutoriExecutive Director

Artist Profile

Treasure trees: Paintings of heritage trees by Masumi Yamanaka We often take trees for granted. They are omnipresent and seem to withstand most of what we and the natural environment throws at them. We therefore falsely assume that they are strong, resilient and able to withstand natural stresses, and can continue to thrive for decades, […]

Letter from Our Fellows

365 days as the Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute The past year has been a dramatic and memorable year for the United Kingdom and for myself. The UK held a referendum that sparked chaos and major leadership changes including the replacement of its Prime Minister. On a more local level, Norwich City […]

The Sainsbury Institute Abroad

The Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Eighth World Archaeological Congress, Kyoto Simon Kaner together (Head of Sainsbury Institute Centre for Archaeology and Heritage) with Negita Yoshio (Chief Archaeologist at Agency for Cultural Affairs) at WACThis summer (28th Aug. – 8th Sept.) the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage attended the World Archaeological Congress in […]

Museums with Japanese Art

Japanese dolls at the newly renovated Unterlinden Museum in Colmar Colmar, the little Venice of Alsace, is a picture perfect medieval town of nearly 68,000 inhabitants. Situated near the foothills of the Vosges with rich and abundant natural resources, it is a key region that the French and the Germans have fought three major wars […]

Behind the Scenes with Mami Mizutori

Tokyo Futures I spent most of the month of October in Japan meeting supporters and friends of the Institute, and planning for future collaborative events with our partners there. It was a busy but productive time. In Tokyo, where I spent most of my time, there was a palpable buzz as a result of the […]

Treasures of the Library: Photography Albums by Ogawa Kazumasa

In this issue and next, I hope to introduce a series of photography albums by Ogawa Kazumasa, an early pioneer in Japanese photography, in response to a special request made by Sir Hugh Cortazzi, patron to the expanding Lisa Sainsbury Library’s rare books collection. Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) was one of the key giants of the […]