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Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art and “Asia”

Symposium: 21 January 2017

The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, with assistance of the Pola Art Foundation / The Western Art Foundation, organizes the symposium Dutch Seventeenth-Century Art and “Asia” .

Date: 21th January, 2017, 10:00-18:00
Place: Auditorium, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (B2 Floor)
Presentation will be in Japanese and in English with simultaneous interpretation.
Free of charge, The Auditorium will open at 9:30


10:00-10:30 “Collecting Asia, Representing Asia” by Akira KOFUKU(The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
10:30-11:00 “Considerations on the Orange-Nassau Family’s Collection of Porcelain and its Display” by Miki SAKURABA (The National Museum of Japan History)
11:00-11:30 “Luxury or Vanity – Depicting Porcelain in Early Eighteenth-Century Dutch Interior” by Junko AONO (Kyushu University)
11:30-12:00 Discussions

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 “Memories and Fantasy in Japanese Export Lacquer of the Seventeenth-Century” by Kaor HIDAKA (The National Museum of Japanese History)
13:30-14:00 “Delft Polychrome Wares of Seventeenth and Eighteenth- Centuries in a Global Context” by Chingfei SHIH (National Taipei University)
14:00-14:30 “The Frames of Reflection: ‘Indian’ Shell Surfaces and Dutch Collecting, 1550-1650” by Anna GRASSKAMP (Hong Kong Baptist University / Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context at Heidelberg University)
14:30-15:00 Discussions

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 “The Sister Arts of Painting and Calligraphy? Early Knowledge of Chinese Characters (Kanji / Hanzi) in the Netherlands” by Michiko FUKAYA (Kyoto City University of Arts)
16:00-16:30 “Vermeer’s Painted Porcelain” by Thijs Weststijn (Utrecht University)
16:30-17:00 “Encounters between Europe and Asia – The East as Aesthetic Image” by Akihiro OZAKI (Tohoku University)
17:00-17:30 Discussions
17:30-18:00 Conclusions

Moderators: Hiroshi KUMAZAWA (Musashino Academia Musicae) and Asuka NAKADA (The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)

For more information see the flyer of the symposium.