TrAIN secures major AHRC Research Grant

TrAIN Director Professor Toshio Watanabe has secured AHRC funding for UAL to host a major three year research project.

Commencing in September 2007, ‘Forgotten Japonisme’ will explore a previously neglected period in the study of Western attitudes towards Japanese art: from the 1920s to the 1950s. There is a tacit understanding that a taste for Japanese art was impossible during the Second World War. The project aims to provide evidence that this was not the case, and will investigate both negative and positive attitudes towards Japanese art from the 1920s to the 1950s.

The research team will include a further three core members of the Research Centre: Dr Yuko Kikuchi, Rebecca Salter and Dr Julian Stair. They will be joined by two external experts, from Japan and the USA, and a newly appointed AHRC Research Fellow and Research Student. During the course of the project, three themed workshops and a conference will allow additional external experts to contribute.

Tuesday 18 September, 2007