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Agenda Saturday June 17 2017

Lectures Fries Museum/Princessehof in Leeuwarden

On Saturday 17 June we invite you to a dual lecture in Leeuwarden. Ferry Bertholet will talk about Chinese erotic art in relation to the exhibition 'Sexy Ceramics' that is currently on view in the Princessehof. The second lecture, 'Chintz, cotton in bloom' will be given by curator Gieneke Arnolli and is related to the exhibition 'Chintz' in the Fries Museum.

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News November 6, 2016

VVAK China trip October 2016

The trip to China with VVAK members in October 2016 was a great success. Members enjoyed Chinese Arts and Culture during a wonderful 2 weeks trip from Guangzhou to Hangzhou. Musea, kilns and remote areas were attended by our VVAK group.

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Asian Art Society in the Netherlands

The Asian Art Society in the Netherlands was founded on 29 June 1918 by engineer and art connoisseur H.F.E. Visser (1890-1965) and collector and antiquarian G.J. Verburgt. Their goal was to disclose high-quality Asian art to a wider audience, to create interest in it and to stimulate academic research in the field of Asian art.

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Visit Castle Twickel

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The Collection

Covered jar with a red glaze and a finial shaped as a cockerel

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Become a member of the Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and become a friend of its splendid collection of Asian Art.

  • Free admission to the Rijksmuseum
  • Three issues of the magazine Aziatische Kunst every year and a monthly digital newsletter
  • Exclusive invitations for lectures, meetings and activities
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Quote of the month

“We recognize the distinctness of Asian art when we turn to its traditional forms, recognize it as Japanese, Chinese and Indian, even Balinese or Thai.”

— F. Sionil Jose