Item description for A Guide to Japanese Art Collections in the UK by Gregory Irvine...
This is a comprehensive guide to some 180 important public collections Japanese art in the UK. It identifies the wide range of Japanese art collections nationwide, making them known and accessible to all those interested in Japan's unique art and culture. An introductory essay outlining when, how and by whom Japanese art has been collected is followed by regional sections giving, for each collection, contact and location details together with a brief history of the collection, the objects on public display and those that can be viewed by appointment. The guide also contains cross-references in the index to town, county, type of holding, etc., and regional maps. Colour and b/w photographs of key objects from the collections are included.
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Gregory Irvine, Senior Curator in the Asian department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has published widely on many aspects of Japanese art, and has held senior teaching positions both in the UK and Japan. There are also essays by Tayfun Belgin, John House, Axel Ruger, Kris Schiermeir, and Hiroko Yokomizo. He lives in London.