Art Research in Japan: Delights & Disappointments


Mar. 23, 2017, 1pm to 2pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Fine Arts invites you to a presentation titled, Doing Art Historical Research in Japan: Delights and Disappointments by Dr. Aya Louisa McDonald, Department of Art, Art History.

In the course of researching a monograph on Tsuguharu “Leonardo” Foujita (1886-1968), a controversial 20th-Century Japanese artist, Dr. McDonald has been working in Japanese archives and museum collections for several years. Her attempts to access historical documents and published and unpublished academic materials in these institutions has been a labor of love - not always fruitful and sometimes discouraging.

In this brief presentation, she will share some of the challenges of conducting research in Japan for a Western scholar in the hope of stimulating a dialogue about the various challenges, ease by contrast, or strategies to overcome barriers that you may have encountered in working with institutions relevant to your disciplines to complete projects of all kinds.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

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College of Fine Arts