On 19 March 2022, the Kyoto National Museum’s International Symposium “Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research,” was held, co-organized by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. In case you were unable to participate in person, the symposium recordings are now available on YouTube below. Fast forward to 1:07:00 to view Professor Susan Whitfield’s keynote speech “Genuine or Forged? Refocusing on Dunhuang Manuscripts” and to 5:40:00 for Professor Simon Kaner’s closing remarks: Japanese https://youtu.be/kdepZGxaSF8 Chinese https://youtu.be/SEOw40gpTIg Original https://youtu.be/K8NvEaMA5vo The symposium programme (Japanese and English, with speaker profiles and presentation titles) and informational fliers (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese) are available from the Kyoto National […]
A discussion between Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (Curator of The Citi exhibition Manga at British Museum, Research Director at SISJAC, University of East Anglia), Takashi Oishi (Director of Yokote Masuda Manda Museum) and Masashi Okamoto (Director of Shueisha Manga – Art Heritage) on Vimeo ニコル・クーリッジ・ルーマニエール（セインズベリー藝術研究所研究担当所長およびイースト・アングリア大学日本美術文化教授）、大石卓（横手市増田まんが美術館館長）、岡本正史（集英社マンガアートヘリテージ責任者）による座談会 SHUEISHA MANGA-ART HERITAGE Sorry, in Japanese only for the moment
The British Museum has been collecting artworks made by Japanese Living National Treasures since 2007, but what is a Living National treasure and why are they so important to Japanese Cultural Heritage? In this film Nicole Rousmaniere, research director of SISJAC and Hayashida Hideki of the Japan Kōgei Association talk all about the Living National treasures programme and highlight some of the most beautiful pieces of Japanese craftsmanship collected by the Museum. This film series has been produced with the support of JTI.
On 7th September 2019, Research Director Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere gave a talk with Manga artist TAGAME Gengoro at the SPORTS X MANGA exhibition held by Panasonic Corporation in Tokyo. The exhibition was designed to empower the passion towards the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. As part of the Diversity & Inclusion event, their talk, entitled the Power of Manga explored how manga helps bring people together through the sprit, ideals and values expressed in sports manga. Tokyo 2020 games are promoting diversity and inclusivity as one of their basic values and the panel believe it is a perfect opportunity to instill these ideas with a little help from manga.
Obada Kassoumah talks explains the challenges and triumphs of translating sports manga Captain Tsubasa into his native Arabic. Featuring a pirated Arabic version of a beloved Japanese anime and the sound of someone knocking the door. Content warning: 1980s graphics Double content warning: drunk football coach
This striking modern-looking 17 metre long theatre curtain was painted on the 30 June 1880 by artist Kawanabe Kyōsai. It was painted in one 4 hour long session when the artist was drunk. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo
Manga Exhibition curator tour! Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere went live on the British Museum’s Facebook page on 4th July 2019 and gave an exclusive tour of the Manga Exhibition.
Curator Nicole Rousmaniere loves manga A LOT! In this short intro to the Citi exhibition Manga she speaks about what is so special about the show and shares some of her favourite manga. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo Music: Artist: Lee Rosevere Title: Tech Toys Album: Music For Podcasts
Jesus and Buddha are back in Vol 13 of Saint Oniisan. Join Nicole for this exciting unboxing event! Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.
How does Jesus spend his birthday? According to manga artist Hikaru Nakamura, being deeply jealous of Santa Claus, arguing with patisserie staff and confessing to a priest. Find out more in this special festive edition of Curator’s Corner with Nicole Rousmaniere.
Nicole Rousmaniere follows on from her episode on Japanese manhole covers with a short discussion on some of the Manga collected by the British Museum. The Citi exhibition ‘Manga マンガ’ opens 23 May 2019. Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo
This series celebrates the work of living Japanese artists and craftspeople. Onishi Isao makes exquisitely beautiful wooden lacquer trays, bowls and plates. Each item takes one full year to create. He painstakingly shapes the raw wood, paints on hundreds of paper-thin layers of lacquer and polishes the pieces to a high shine. Every object is imbued with a vitality that belies its simplistic form. This film series has been produced with the support of JTI.
This series celebrates the work of living Japanese artists and craftspeople. Using the traditional Japanese techniques of ‘sashimono’ and ‘kogei’, Suda Kenji creates artworks which are perfectly functioning miniatures of everyday objects that are almost startling in their beautiful perfection. This film series has been produced with the support of JTI.
This series celebrates the work of living Japanese artists and craftspeople. Mori Junko employs traditional Japanese metalworking techniques including hand-forging steel with thousands of individually hand-cut nails crafted together to create compelling sculptural forms. Her signature piece is now in the Museum’s Japanese collection. She takes inspiration from the world around her and uses her imagination to turn metal into organic sculptural forms. She initially worked as a welding assistant in Toma steel factory. In 1998 she came to the UK and enrolled in a silversmithing and metalworking degree at Camberwell College of Art. Now based in the Llyn Peninsula, Wales, she is a transnational artist whose work graphically demonstrates […]
This series celebrates the work of living Japanese artists and craftspeople. Hosono Hitomi makes extraordinary, beautiful ceramic works and her ‘Large Feather Leaves Bowl’ is a highlight of the Museum’s Japanese collection. She painstakingly attached 1,000 individual leaves, the entire process taking one year to complete. The leaves appear to be gently rustling in the wind. The film captures the process of creation and Hitomi describes how she draws on memories of her mother’s garden and family rice fields in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, as well as her knowledge of nature in London, where she now lives. Hitomi graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, going on to study at the Royal […]
Why you should love Japanese manhole covers Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere talks about the wonders of manhole covers in Japan
While walking through the streets of Nagaoka in Japan, Curator Nicole Rousmaniere noticed she was standing on a prehistoric Japanese pot…well, a representation of one of these pots. ‘Dezain manhōru’ are designed manhole covers, and Nicole has recently acquired one for the British Museum’s collection.