The conference has been organised by the Scottish Society for Art History in partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History. This two-day international event will explore cultural connections between the visual and material cultures of Scotland and Japan. It will bring together academics, independent researchers, curators, archivists and artists to share new research in the area, as well as to exchange ideas and engage in lively discussions related to the shared art historical legacies of Scotland and Japan, past and present.
Topics include the history of Japanese lacquer work, Ukiyo-e landscape imagery in the later Edo period, Prince Alfred’s Japanese collection and the influence of Japanese needlework and design on ‘Glasgow Style’ embroidery. The keynote speaker is Professor Yoshi Miki, National Museum of Japanese History, whilst others include Rachel Peat, Royal Collection Trust, Marjolein de Raat, Victoria and Albert Museum and Helen Smailes, National Galleries of Scotland. Artists such as Ilana Halperin, Hironori Katagiri, Takahiro Kondo and Kate Thomson will discuss the influence of Japan and Scotland on their work.
Lyon & Turnbull’s international Asian Art department conduct frequent specialist auctions, in the various locations throughout the UK and via live online auctions. These auctions have a special focus on Chinese and Japanese ceramics, paintings, furniture, jade, textiles and works of art and are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the current strength in the Asian antiques markets.