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Magnificent Obsessions

12 September - 24 January 2016

The Artist as Collector. Exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Third Thursday Lecture

Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments).

Abstraction and the Art of John Golding exhibition

14 February - 27 September 2015

Showcasing the diversity and variety of modes of abstraction, the exhibition explores key elements of natural, geometric and lyrical abstraction alongside associated movements including Cubism, Vorticism, Orphism, Purism, De Stijl, Suprematism, The Bauhaus, and Minimalism.

Global East Anglia exhibition

20th May to 19th July 2015

Curated by current MA Museum Studies students at the University of East Anglia, ‘Global East Anglia’ is a response to the students’ exploration of coastal communities and the connections facilitated by the sea, both past and present.

The Skin of Objects

Conference 27th June 2015

Organised by University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Institute For Art and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Call for Papers.

Museums conference 2015 text

Conference 20 - 22 May 2015

This conference explores the role of the museum in relation to human engagements with the sea and major water courses such as lakes, lagoons and large river systems.

The 2014 Martindale Lecture

6.00pm 26 November 2014

Making Giants for the City of London, c. 1400-c.1800: Sculptors, Printers, Performers.

SIfA PhD student curates exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum

28 March 2015 – 6 March 2016

PhD student, Sarah Moulden, has curated a new in-focus exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery as an output of her AHRC Collaborative Doctorate Award.

2015 Robert Sainsbury Lecture

30 January 2015, 6pm

The Museum of the Future. Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern, London.

UEA ranked second in UK for Art History in 2015 Times guide

Art History and World Art Studies, UEA has been rated in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide as second in the country in its latest 2015 league table.

REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting

27 September - 1 March 2015

Curated by artist Chris Stevens, REALITY brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting with some of the best and most influential artists of the last sixty years.

SIfA PhD programmes

The Sainsbury Institute for Art at the University of East Anglia (SIfA) is inviting applications for our PhD programmes in Art History, Anthropology of Art, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage Studies, or the Arts of Africa, the Pacific & the Americas.

Points of Departure: Photography of African Migrations

21 October - 1 February 2015

Looking at the transatlantic slave trade and contemporary migration, photographers Hélène Amouzou, Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quax examine migration from West Africa.

Crossroads of Empires: Archaeology in West Africa

21 October - 1 February 2015

Exhibiting an archaeological process. Crossroads of Empires is a large-scale research project led by University of East Anglia archaeologist Anne Haour, which aims to help us better understand West Africa's past during the last 1500 years.

John Virtue in conversation

24 July / 6pm to 7.30pm

Artist John Virtue will be in conversation with with Paul Moorhouse, 20th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discussing his influences, connections to East Anglia and his new body of work: The Sea, currently on display at the Sainsbury Centre.

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2014

Thursday 17 July 2014 6pm

Tsushima: Japan Viewed from the Margins – Archives, Books, Ginseng. Professor Peter Kornicki

What we've forgotten

Wednesday 16 July

Performance by The Voice Project as part of the 'Monument: Aftermath of War and Conflict' exhibition.

Seminar with Yuko Hasegawa

Thursday 10 July 2013 4–5.15pm

Emerging Sociopolitical Art after 3/11. A seminar organized by the Norwich University of the Arts, Japan Foundation, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

SCVA shortlisted for Museum of the Year 2014

SIfA's The Sainsbury Centre for Visual arts has been named on the Art Funds's shortlist for the Museum of the Year 2014.

Collaborative PhD Studentship

British Sporting and Animal Art, 1760-1840: A Critical History of its Production, Reception, Collection and Display. The University of East Anglia, in partnership with Tate, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship critically re-evaluating the history of sporting and animal art in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain, for three years commencing 1 October 2014.

Moore in Focus Exhibition

26th Apr 2014 - 20th Jul 2014

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. A new exhibition designed and curated by students on the University of East Anglia''s 2013-2014 Museum Studies MA course.

Exhibiting Concepts Experiencing Meanings

15-17 May 2014

An international symposium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

At Work in the Archive Conference

8 - 9 May 2014

School of Art History and World Art Studies Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The Future of South Asian Collections Conference: UK and South Asia perspectives

30 April to 2 May 2014

This conference aims to promote collaboration and exchanges between professionals working with collections of South Asian arts and crafts, nationally and internationally. By sharing knowledge and experiences, it is envisaged that the conference will build and strengthen networks, and foster new partnerships.

A Celebration of SIfA Research

On March 17, the School of Art History and World Art Studies hosted a reception in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to celebrate the recent research activity of SIfA staff.

Well done the 2014 SIfA Presents team

Movement in Modernism, 28th February 2014, was a massive success. With over three hundred guests, eighty three artworks, and a talented troupe of young dancers and musicians, it was a truly unique experience.

2014 Arthur Batchelor Lecture

Thursday 6 March 7pm

Bones in Transit: Early Modern Knowledge and the Vocabulary of Cannibalism. Professor Rose Marie San Juan. History of Art Department, University College London.

Sense and Sensuality: Art Nouveau 1890-1914

14th Feb 2014 - 14th Dec 2014

This exhibition at the Sainbury Centre for Visual Arts explores the drama and spectacle of early 20th century life. The majority of works, are on loan from the Victor and Gretha Arwas Collection and the show also marks a collaboration to establish the Victor and Gretha Arwas Foundation dedicated to the study and presentation of Art Nouveau.

Sainsbury Institute for Art presents Movement in Modernism

Friday 28th February 2014, 7-10pm

SIfA Presents: Movement in Modernism - an exclusive event curated by undergraduates from the School of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East of Anglia.

Monument: International Exhibition at the SCVA

29th Mar 2014 - 27th Jul 2014

Four exhibitions dedicated to war commemorations on either side of the channel. 30+ contemporary artists. Events, publications and performances. Norwich, Caen and Calais.

John Virtue: The Sea

26th Apr 2014 - 27th Jul 2014

Exhibition of renowned painter John Virtue's latest seascapes at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) annual forum 2013-14

27th March 2014

Manchester and South Asian Arts. Hosted by the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) in association with the South Asian Arts Group.

Study Day - Questioning the Masterpiece

Friday 21 February

On the occasion of the major exhibition, Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of East Anglia, this study day will interrogate notions of artistic value by focussing on the very concept of the ‘masterpiece' and interrogating it from different perspectives.

At Work in the Archive

A Call for Papers for a conference to be held on 8-9 May, 2014 in the School of Art History and World Art Studies, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The Arts and Crafts of Burma and Northern Thailand

Current Exhibitions at The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust

Sisjac Fellowships 2014

SISJAC is offering 3-4 Fellowships for 2014-15, one for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term Fellowships of three months to half a year each. These will take place between September 2014 and August 2015 and Fellows will be based at the headquarters offices in Norwich, UK.

Sainsbury Centre wins Sandford Award

The Sainsbury Centre's popular education programme has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award which recognises excellence in heritage education.

SIfA Postgraduate Open Day

4 December

On Wednesday 4th December 2013 the School of Art History and World Art Studies will be hosting an afternoon event to present an overview of MA and PhD courses offered by the Sainsbury Institute for Art.

2013 Martindale Lecture

26 November 18.30

The Sainsbury Institute for Art is delighted to announce that the 2013 Martindale Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof Bronwen Wilson of the University of East Anglia.

Robert Sainsbury Lecture now availble to watch online

A video recording of Lord Foster's lecture, "Influences" is now available to watch online.

New Sifa Facebook and Twitter pages

Now you can also follow the Sainsbury Institiue for Art on Facebook and Twitter

From Floor to Ceiling

Half day, Friday, 25 and full day Saturday, 26 October 2013

South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) and the Centre for Research and Education in Art & Media (CREAM), University of Westminster are delighted to be joining forces to run this one and a half day symposium in Autumn 2013. The purpose of this event is to spark debate and encourage collaboration and exchange on the vast but, thus far, under-researched area of South Asian floor-drawing and mural traditions and their contemporary manifestations.

African Archaeology Research Day 2013

Friday 1st November and Saturday 2nd November, 2013

We are delighted to announce that the 10th African Archaeology Research Day (AARD) is being hosted by SIfA at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Robert Sainsbury Lecture 2013 New Item

8th October 2013 6.00pm

Thomas Paine Study Centre, Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia

2013 Robert Sainsbury Lecture Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the next Robert Sainsbury lecture will be given by Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM, the architect of our Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, on the 8th October 2013.

Ackroyd and Harvey Stranded

9th Mar 2013 - 31st Jul 2013

New exhibition of works by the artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey.

Early Modern Orientations

Friday 17 May 2013

Symposium on the Arts and Humanities, 1500-1800 + PGR Masterclass (16th May)

Crossroads of empires

This research project, which began on January 2011 and will run for five years, focuses on the archaeology of the Niger River Valley at the border between Bénin and Niger (West Africa). Its aim is to study how medieval ‘empires' influenced the patterning of settlement and material culture across the landscape.

Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper

11 March – 20 April 2013

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures have been working together with Norwich University of the Arts and Kew Gardens on an exhibition on 19th and 21st century Japanese paper (washi) in Norwich, UK. There are also associated conference, talks and exhibitions of modern paper art inspired by washi. Please find the information below.

Starting Bid - The Emma Jonathan Fund

Thursday 28th Feburary 2013 - 7pm

Starting Bid is a combined live and silent auction of contemporary art to be held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich . The event will mark the official launch of the Emma Jonathan Fund.

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