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Agenda Saturday April 22 2017

General Meeting and lecture ‘Japanese screen from the Collection of the Asian Art Society’

On 22 April the Asian Art Society will hold its General Meeting. The board will present their views on 2016 and we will look forward to 2017 and the jubilee year 2018. Webmaster Alice Rijkels will speak about the new website. After the meeting there is a short break, after which Lucien van Valen and Menno Fitski will give a lecture about a recently restored Japanese screen from the collection of the Asian Art Society (AK-MAK-171).

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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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General Meeting and lecture 'Japanese screen from the Collection of the Asian Art Society'

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The Collection

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

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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