Symposium Topics in Japanese Lacquer Art in Leiden, 25 November 2017

As an accompanying event to the modern Japanese lacquer exhibition in Japan Museum Sieboldhuis in Leiden, the Heinz Kaempfer Fund organizes a symposium dedicated to modern Japanese lacquer. The symposium will be held on Saturday 25 November in the auditorium of the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden.

Speakers from various countries and disciplines will talk about different aspects of Japanese lacquer art, old and new. Confirmed speakers are amongst others Julia Hutt (Victoria and Albert Museum, London); Menno Fitski (Rijksmuseum) and Mitamura Arisumi (Tokyo University of Arts).

Menno Fitski will speak about the famous lacquer chest once in the collection of Cardinal Mazarin and purchased by the Rijksmuseum in 2013.

Until 26 November the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware is on display at the Sieboldhuis, showing work from contemporary masters as Kawaguchi Mitsuru, Sasaki Tatsurō and Murata Koken.

The Heinz Kaempfer Fund is associated with the Society for Japanese Arts and supports scholarship on Japanese art by young scholars.

For a full program and how to register, see the website of the Society for Japanese Arts.