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Round Table discussion on the Status of Craft in Japan and the UK
Wed 10 May 2017, 15:00 – 18:00 BST
This Round Table discussion focuses on the context and status of craft in Japan and the UK. It has been organised on the occasion of the first visit to Britain from master woodcarvers from Tokyo University of the Arts' Sculpture Conservation Research Lab. The Lab is Japan's leading centre for the research, conservation and historic reconstruction of Buddhist carvings from the Nara to Edo periods. They have been entrusted to work on some of Japan’s most precious artworks from museums and temples across its regions alongside working on new commissions.
Participants in the round table discussion include: Prof Yabuuchi Satoshi (Tokyo University of the Arts); Dr Kojima Hisanori (Tokyo University of the Arts); Maiko Tsutsumi (University of the Arts London); Tim Crawley (City & Guilds of London Art School); Nina Bilbey (City & Guilds of London Art School), Nicole Rousmanier (Sainsbury Institute of Japanese Studies and the British Museum) and a member of the Crafts Council. The event will be chaired by Simon Wright, curator of the Japan House London.
For more information about the Tokyo University of the Arts' Sculpture Conservation Research Lab please click here http://www.cityandguildsartschool.ac.uk/announcing-the-forthcoming-visit-from-tokyo-university-of-the-arts-sculpture-research-lab/
This event has been supported by the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation and City & Guilds of London Art School.