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Agenda Sunday July 3 2022

Symposium Japanese Lacquer

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Asian Art Society and Society for Japanese Art have collaborated to organize a series of lectures on 3 July 2022 in the Rijksmuseum Auditorium on the occasion of the exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, "Modern Japans Lak" (Modern Japanese Lacquer). An exquisite collection of Japanese lacquer from the period 1890-1950 will be on display in the Philips wing of the Rijksmuseum from 1 July to 4 September.  The symposium features four speakers who will discuss in detail various aspects of Japanese lacquer: from traditional elegant scenes in gold, silver, and black, to vivid colours and bold motifs. The first three lectures are in Dutch, the last in English. All lectures will be recorded and made available with English subtitles.

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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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“After all, these objects hold our fascination because they do more than one thing at one time and they do many more things over time.”

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