General Meeting and lecture ‘Japanese screen from the Collection of the Asian Art Society’
On 22 April the Asian Art Society will hold its General Meeting, traditionally followed by an interesting lecture. The board will present their views on 2016 and we will look forward to 2017 and the jubilee year 2018. Lucien van Valen, researcher and Asia specialist, and Menno Fitski, curator East-Asian art, will give a lecture about a recently restored Japanese screen from the collection of the Asian Art Society (AK-MAK-171).
13:30 General Meeting
14:45 Coffee and tea break
15:15 Lecture Menno Fitski and Lucien van Valen
16:15 Viewing in the Asian Art Pavilion
Lecture 'Japanese screen from the collection of the Asian Art Society'
For the first time in many years a Japanese screen will be on dispak in the Asian art Pavilion. It is an attractive eight-leaf screen, depicting activiteit below spring blossoms. It is part of a small group of objects in the society’s collection that were not able to leave the warehouse due to their bad conditions. The Rijksmuseum is planning to restore and research these objects. Researcher Lucien van Valen and curator Menno Fitski address the prvenance, restoration and materials of this beautiful work of art.
An article about the restoration of this screen is published in Aziatische Kunst, Volume 47, Nr. 1, March 2017.