SJA/KVVAK Lacquer Symposium at the Rijksmuseum on 3 July 2022

SJA/KVVAK Lacquer Symposium at the Rijksmuseum on 3 July 2022

On 3 July 2022 the SJA and the Royal Asian Art Society (Koninklijke Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst) collaborated to organize a series of lectures on the occasion of the exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, "Modern Japans Lak" (Modern Japanese Lacquer). The four speakers - Dave van Gompel, Jan Dees, Menno Fitski and Chin-Ling Wang - presented interesting lectures on various aspects of Japanese lacquer and then took part in a panel discussion. See for the complete program of the symposium https://www.societyforjapaneseart.org/agenda/symposium-japanese-lacquer.
 
The exhibition in the Rijksmuseum that shows exquisite collection of Japanese lacquer from the period 1890-1950 will be on display in the Philips wing of the Rijksmuseum from until 4 September. The lectures are recorded and will be made available on our website with English subtitles. For more information about the exhibition see: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions/modern-japanese-lacquer.
 
For further reading: the exhibition catalogue 'Breaking out of tradition Japanese Lacquer, 1890-1950 http://ttps://www.rijksmuseumshop.nl/en/breaking-out-of-tradition and (in Dutch) 'De Gedroomde Wereld Beginselen van de Japanse lakkunst: http://(https://www.rijksmuseumshop.nl/en/de-gedroomde-wereld). See also the Andon special nr. 79 (SJA members only): https://www.societyforjapaneseart.org/andon-archive/andon-94
 

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