Wednesday November 26, 2014, 6:30 - 8 pm
Speaker: Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere
30th Anniversary Lecture Series
Macdonald Collection Lecture
Presented by The Macdonald Family Foundation
Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, University of East Anglia; Curator, Department of Asia, The British Museum; and Research Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is a Curator of the Japanese Collections in the Department of Asia, British Museum. She is the founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1998. Her research interests include Jômon period to contemporary ceramics in East Asia and particularly Japan, East Asian trade networks, the history of archaeology and manga. She spent three years on secondment as a Visiting Professor in Cultural Resource Studies at Tokyo University (2006-2009). She is currently working on a book manuscript for the British Museum Press entitled Four Hundred Years of Japanese Porcelain. In 2012 she wrote Vessels of Influence: China and the Birth of Porcelain in Medieval and Early Modern Japan (Bloomsbury Academic). In addition to her work at the British Museum from Summer 2011, she is the Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute.
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