Tobunken-Sainsbury Institute Research Collections Database

This project aims to create open access databases containing information on library catalogues and archival material databases, and other resources. The Sainsbury Institute’s role is to collate information on Japanese art related publications, exhibitions and film festivals in non-Japanese languages. Tobunken-SISJAC Research Collections Database About Tobunken (Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties) The mission […]

Creating Portal of Japanese Cultural Resources in the UK

This research project conducted jointly by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and Art Research Center (ARC), forms part of a larger project to gain new insights into Japanese arts and cultures by cataloguing all public (and some private) Japanese collections in the UK. While some preliminary surveys have […]

Digital Filmmaking for Research

When Cinema Was King (娯楽の王様, 2017) traces the living memories of the ‘golden age’ of film culture in postwar Japan. This short documentary film explores the role of cinema in the everyday lives of the generation that grew up under occupation (1945-1952), investigating the impact of censored cinema on the political views of this now-elderly […]

Virtual Cities

Studying the Development and Future of the Urban Historic Environment in Kyoto and Norwich Using New Technology The preservation of the outstanding urban heritage of the city of Norwich, England’s second city during the medieval period, is a matter of international significance. The inaugural symposium of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury […]