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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).

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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.

2015 Robert Sainsbury Lecture

30 January 2015, 6pm

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

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2014

Thursday 17 July 2014 6pm

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

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.

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.

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.

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 2013 New Item

8th October 2013 6.00pm

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

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.

Locating Tibetan Art: The Ethics and Aesthetics of the Younghusband Mission to Tibet 1903 - 1904

Tuesday 19th February 6pm

SADACC Trust Lecture by Dr Clare Harris (Oxford)

Martindale Lecture by Professor Brendan Cassidy

Tuesday 11 December 6pm

This year's lecture will be given by Professor Brendan Cassidy from The University of St Andrews on The Cult of Raphael in Britain: from the Tudors to the Victorians.

Evening lectures on university museums in Japan

Thursday 25 October 2012 6pm

Organised as part of the conference Discovery, Display and Debate: New Agendas for University Museums by the Sainsbury Institute for Art*, University of East Anglia, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

SADACC Trust Lecture

Tuesday 13 November 6pm

Lecture programmed by the South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust in association with SIfA.

Meet Your Manga Writer

Monday 5th March - Saturday 10th March 2012

During the exhibition Kingdom of Characters, manga writer Christina Plaka will join us for a series of related events.

World Art Research Seminar

25th Janurary - 25th April

Weekly seminar series held on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. in the School Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Robert Sainsbury Lecture


16th Nov 2011

The Inaugural Robert Sainsbury Lecture entitled, ‘Art in a Global Perspective' will be given by Neil MacGregor and will relate to the British Museum and Sainsbury Centre collections. The event marks the formal launch of the Sainsbury Institute for Art (SIfA), a new venture based at the Sainsbury Centre. MacGregor has been the director of the British Museum since 2002 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2009.

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