January 2020

The Arts of Japan - Highlights of Japanese Arts and Culture

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The Arts of Japan: Highlights of Japanese Art and Culture
An introduction to the arts and crafts of Japan, including highlights of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts through the ages.


Professor Marie Conte-Helm

Professor Conte-Helm is an established Lecturer of The Arts Society with a BA in History of Art and an MA in Asian Art. She has most recently served as Executive Director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group and as Visiting Professor at Northumbria University. She is currently a Member of the Board of Governors of the University for the Creative Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She was Director General of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation from 1999-2011 and has held senior academic positions at various UK universities. She is widely published and has lectured throughout the UK and abroad. She is also an experienced cruise speaker and a resident historian with cruise companies, lecturing on many aspects of Asian Art and East-West Encounters. She was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to UK-Japan educational and cultural relations, and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by the Government of Japan in 2019.

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