Organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Japanese Art Study Afternoon

Study Day | Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

6 February 2018
1 March 2018 - 02:30 until 16:00

Experience the ‘Floating World’ in this study session about the very special collection of Japanese prints held by Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Many of these are not on regular display, and are being brought out of storage for Art Fund. Learn about artists such as Hokusai, whose 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave)' is an iconic image, Hiroshige, Utamaro and Harunobu in a small group setting. Kate Newnham will be leading these two individual sessions. She recently benefited from a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant from Art Fund, which allowed her to undertake a study visit to Japan to deepen her knowledge in this specialist area of art. During the session, she will talk about what she learnt through this study visit.

Kate Newnham is senior curator, Visual Arts at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, where she has worked since 2000. She curates Bristol’s Eastern Art Collection which has ‘Designated’ status as being of national/ international importance. Prior to Bristol, she worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Kate has a strong interest in Japanese culture and lived in Kyoto in 1989.

This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery


"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)