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Agenda Saturday June 22 2019

Young Scholars’ Symposium in Asian Art

The Royal Society of Asian Art in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, KVVAK) organizes the Young Scholars’ Symposium in Asian Art on 22 June 2019. At this symposium BA and MA students and PhD candidates will present their work on any aspect of Asian art and the art and material culture of exchange between Asia and Europe. The symposium is held at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the home of the KVVAK’s collection.

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News May 20, 2019

Aziz Bassoul, ‘Splendour of Khmer Iconography’

Over the last 15 years, Mr Bassoul's concentration has been on Khmer iconography and he has come to the conclusion that the Khmer sculptures presented to the public by the major world museums, despite their significant interest, were not enough to cover the much wider spectrum of Khmer iconography.

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Asian Art Society in the Netherlands

The Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands was founded on 29 June 1918 by engineer and art connoisseur H.F.E. Visser (1890-1965) and collector and antiquarian G.J. Verburgt. Their goal was to disclose high-quality Asian art to a wider audience, to create interest in it and to stimulate academic research in the field of Asian art.

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Activities

Save the date- lecture ‘Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism. Art Magazines, Artist Collectives and the Early Avant-garde’

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The Collection

AK-MAK-1728- Summer landscape

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Friends

Become a member of the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and become a friend of its splendid collection of Asian Art.

  • Free admission to the Rijksmuseum
  • Three issues of the magazine Aziatische Kunst every year and a monthly digital newsletter
  • Exclusive invitations for lectures, meetings and activities
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Quote of the month

“We recognize the distinctness of Asian art when we turn to its traditional forms, recognize it as Japanese, Chinese and Indian, even Balinese or Thai.”

— F. Sionil Jose
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