Scotland and Japan Conference

Scotland and Japan Conference

by the Scottish Society for Art History in partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History

Lyon & Turnbull is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the forthcoming Scotland and Japan conference, being held on-line via zoom and in-person at the National Museums Scotland on 10 & 11 February 2022.

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.


Uchikake Outer Robe © National Museums Scotland - Scotland and Japan Conference 2022
Uchikake Outer Robe © National Museums Scotland


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.


The full conference programme and tickets are available on Eventbrite:


In-person tickets ⇒ 
On-line tickets ⇒



Our fellow sponsors are the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh, The Japan Society and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.


 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese FoundationConsulate General of Japan in Edinburgh The Japan Society  





 Scottish Society for Art History 



Asian Art Auctions & Valuations


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.


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