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  • Academic exchange agreement signed with The University of Tokyo

    Academic exchange agreement signed with The University of Tokyo

    On 6 January of this year, Mizutori Mami, Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute and Professor Osano Shigetoshi, Dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology and also of the Faculty of Letters of The University of Tokyo signed an agreement on academic exchanges between the two organizations. The signing ceremony took place at…

  • Ryan Holmberg’s Edited Comic Wins Eisner Award

    Ryan Holmberg’s Edited Comic Wins Eisner Award

    The Sainsbury Institute is pleased to announce that a book edited and translated by one of our Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Ryan Holmberg, won the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. The book, Tezuka Osamu’s The Mysterious Underground Men, includes an essay by Holmberg and is published by PictureBox. It received the award for Best…

  • Okano Junko Completes Her Secondment at the Lisa Sainsbury Library

    Okano Junko Completes Her Secondment at the Lisa Sainsbury Library

    Okano Junko late last year to early this year completed her secondment based at the Lisa Sainsbury Library as part of the library exchange programme between the Keio library and the Sainsbury Institute. Junko has been working as an acquisition librarian at the Keio University Media Center after graduating from the School of Library and…

  • University of Tokyo Summer Programme

    University of Tokyo Summer Programme

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    Tokyo Summer Programme | 30 July-13 August, 2014 Call for Applications for theUniversity of Tokyo 2014 Summer Programmein Japanese Archaeology and Heritage About the Programme The University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take…

  • Lady Lisa Sainsbury 1912-2014

    Lady Lisa Sainsbury 1912-2014

    The Sainsbury Institute is saddened to announce the death of its benefactor Lady Lisa Sainsbury. Lady Sainsbury died on 6th February aged 101. It was her vision, and that of her husband Sir Robert, who died in 2000, that led to the establishment of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures…

  • Nara University Joins Up With The Sainsbury Institute

    Nara University Joins Up With The Sainsbury Institute

    The Sainsbury Institute and the Nara University signed an agreement of cooperation on 8 January. Nara University is a private university founded 45 years ago. They are a specialized university in humanities with a strong focus on archaeology and cultural heritage studies. Dr Simon Kaner has cultivated a good relationship with Nara University through his…

  • International Map Collectors’ Society To Visit The Sainsbury Institute on 4 April 2014

    International Map Collectors’ Society To Visit The Sainsbury Institute on 4 April 2014

    Members of the International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS) will visit the Saisbury Institute on 4 April 2014 to come and see the Cortazzi Map Collection in the Lisa Sainsbury Library. The society based in England with members from all parts of the globe publishes quarterly journals and holds annual international symposia on maps. It also…

  • New Online Resource Project To Start With National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

    New Online Resource Project To Start With National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

    The Sainsbury Institute signed a formal five-year research agreement with National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo (TOBUNKEN) on 24 July 2013. Under the project ‘Shaping the Fundamentals of Research on Japanese Art’, the Sainsbury Institute will develop an on-line English database on Japanese art research outside Japan to compliment the Institute for Cultural Properties,…

  • Hitachi Europe and Hitachi Solutions Europe to Sponsor a New Online Resource

    Hitachi Europe and Hitachi Solutions Europe to Sponsor a New Online Resource

    Japanese History – Archaeology Project Online The role of history in education is currently in the headlines in the UK, as the future direction of how children are taught about the past is debated as part of the current government’s education reforms. With the sponsorship of Hitachi Europe and Hitachi Solutions Europe, the Sainsbury Institute…

  • Message from the Executive Director

    Message from the Executive Director

    As We Enter 2014 One year has passed since the Liberal Democratic Party government, led by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, was established in late December of 2013. In response, the mood in Japan seems far more positive than a year ago. The first two arrows of Abe’s ‘Three Arrow Policy’ have been successfully implemented so…

  • Japanese Living National Treasures

    Japanese Living National Treasures

    LectureFriday 1 Nov 2013 | 4 pm Royal College of Art, Dyson Building1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN(followed by refreshments and sake) Moriguchi Kunihiko (Yūzen textiles) & Murose Kazumi (Maki-e lacquer-work)with Dr Rupert Faulkner, Senior Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London About the Presentations This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear…

  • Winning Bid: Professor Rousmaniere wins the Art Fund COLLECT award

    Winning Bid: Professor Rousmaniere wins the Art Fund COLLECT award

    Art Fund COLLECT took place on 10 May 2013 to coincide with the opening of COLLECT 2013 at London’s Saatchi Gallery. The fair was held from 10-13 May. Details of the award can be found here: The Art Fund Crafts Council Professor Nicole Rousmaniere (Research Director) won the Art Fund COLLECT award. Representing the British Museum…