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  • Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellowship: Call for applications | CLOSED

    Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellowship: Call for applications | CLOSED

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    The Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellowship was established in 2003, and is funded through the International Jomon Culture Conference by the Japanese philanthropist Handa Haruhisa. The fellowships are designed to allow a particularly promising Japanese archaeologist to spend a year with the Sainsbury Institute. There have to date been five Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows. Handa Japanese…

  • Research collaboration agreement signing with Gakushuin University

    Research collaboration agreement signing with Gakushuin University

    The Sainsbury Institute and the Global Exchange Organisation for Research and Education of Gakushuin University, Japan, signed a memorandum of understanding for research exchange and collaboration in July 2016. This is a further boost to the Institute’s well established network of research partners. The memorandum would help foster a stronger research presence through development of…

  • Remembering Lady Sainsbury in the Biographical Portrait

    Remembering Lady Sainsbury in the Biographical Portrait

    9 Aug 2016 Publication Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere contributed an article in remembrance of Lady Lisa Sainsbury, one of the founders of the Institute, and her contribution to Japanese Art Studies in the recently published book, Britain and Japan: Biographical Portrait volume X.Lady Sainsbury, together with her husband Sir Robert, were patrons of the art with…

  • Friends’ scheme closure announcement

    Friends’ scheme closure announcement

    Our Friends’ scheme was launched in autumn 2012. Since then we have held over twenty special events for our Friends who have enjoyed closer engagement with the Institute’s activities while helping us promote the study of Japanese arts and cultures. We are very grateful to our Friends for their support. Their kindness and generosity have…

  • Ishibashi Scholarship: Study art history in Japan | CLOSED

    Ishibashi Scholarship: Study art history in Japan | CLOSED

    Ishibashi Scholarship Ishibashi Scholarship for Graduate Students Majoring in Art History in Japan Ishibashi Foundation is offering a scholarship through Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) to graduate students who are planning to conduct research in art history in one of the selected universities in Japan. Amount and Duration of Scholarship 150,000 yen/month(Maximum duration: Two…

  • MoU signing with Kanagawa University

    MoU signing with Kanagawa University

    Research Partnership Sainsbury Institute signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanagawa University’s Research Center for Nonwritten Cultural Materials, Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture Sainsbury Institute signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanagawa University’s Research Center for Nonwritten Cultural Materials, Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture In March this year, the…

  • MoU signed with Kokugakuin University’s Advancement of Research and Development

    MoU signed with Kokugakuin University’s Advancement of Research and Development

    Memorandum of Understanding Sainsbury Institute signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Kokugakuin University’s Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development The Sainsbury Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kokugakuin University’s Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development in Tokyo on 8 March 2016. The Memorandum follows a research collaboration agreement made in…

  • Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region

    Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region

    Griffith Asia Institute Q&A panel Watch the video Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region On 4 February, the Executive Director, Mami Mizutori participated in a Q&A panel event in Brisbane, Australia. The event titled ‘Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region’ was organised by the Griffith Asia Institute. As part of a panel of…

  • Nuclear Gypsies in Art in America

    Nuclear Gypsies in Art in America

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    In the lead up to the translated publication of Katsumata Susumu’s Fukushima Devil Fish: Anti-Nuclear Manga, Ryan Holmberg writes in Art in America on how Japanese artists – especially manga authors – have taken on the growing issue of atomic power in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima reactor crisis. Dr Ryan Holmberg is Academic Associate…

  • Ryan Holmberg’s article on ‘When Manga was Pop’ in Art in America

    Ryan Holmberg’s article on ‘When Manga was Pop’ in Art in America

    When Manga Was Pop Ryan Holmberg Even before the heyday of Pop art in the West, Japnaese comics fused global vernacular influences into a playful hybrid aesthetics. Dr Ryan Holmberg, Academic Associate at the Sainsbury Institute and Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo writes how images of Popeye, Tarzan, Batman, pistol-packing…

  • British Museum acquires a pair of Arita Komainu dogs by Komatsu Miwa

    British Museum acquires a pair of Arita Komainu dogs by Komatsu Miwa

    The British Museum acquires a pair of komainu (koma dog) Arita porcelain figures by Komatsu Miwa (1984 – ). The dogs were first exhibited as part of the Gold Medal awarded garden designed by Ishihara Kazuyuki at 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. The Institute’s Research Director, Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere was instrumental in negotiating the acquisition, who describes Komatsu…

  • Breakdown Press ranked number 1 in Artforum

    Breakdown Press ranked number 1 in Artforum

    Sainsbury Institute and Breakdown Press’ manga line has been named as no. 1 in graphic novelist and animator Dash Shaw’s Top Ten list for Artforum International Breakdown Press review