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Rosina Buckland

National Museum of Scotland  
 
Employment                                        
Department of World Cultures, National Museum of Scotland
Senior Curator (Japan): Responsible for the Japanese collections, including pictorial art, ceramics, lacquerware, miniature art, textiles, Ainu artefacts, archaeological collections from the Neolithic era to 6thC BCE, and contemporary crafts. Delivering undergraduate lectures for University of Edinburgh. Currently planning special exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints.    Mar 2010–
Japanese Section, Department of Asia, British Museum
Curator: Research, collections management, rotation of gallery displays, study workshops, public lectures, public enquiries, database editing.    Nov 2006 –Mar 2010
Asia Society, New York
Guest curator for the exhibition ‘Golden Fantasies: Japanese Screens from New York Collections,’ January 13–June 27, 2004 and author of accompanying catalogue.    Summer 2003
Department of Japanese Antiquities, British Museum
Museum Assistant/Research Assistant: Collections management, exhibition planning and installation, database record creation, researching collections, writing entries (for 130 paintings) for the online collections database.    Sep 1999–Aug 2000
Rex Industries Co. Ltd, Higashi-Osaka, Japan
(Machine tools manufacturer and supplier of equestrian materials) 
Translator/interpreter    1996–98
 
Education                                            
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Ph.D., dissertation entitled ‘Taki Katei (1830–1901) and the Transformation of Literati Painting in Late Nineteenth-century Japan’
(Japan Foundation Fellow, 2004–05; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-doctoral fellow, Short-term, 2005–06)    2000–08
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MA History of Art - Distinction    1998–99
University of Cambridge (Christ’s College)
BA, MA (Cantab) Oriental Studies (Japanese) - First Class    1992–96
 
Publications                                        
•    Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan (Brill, 2013)
•    “Shunga in the Meiji era,” catalogue essay in Timothy Clark, ed., Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art, 1600–1900 (British Museum Press, autumn 2013)
•    “The fate of shunga in the Meiji era”, Japan Review (Spring 2013)
•    “Unknown early-modern paintings of the Tosa and Sumiyoshi schools” in Shimohara Miho (ed.), Kinsei yamatoe saiko: Nichi, Ei, Bei, sorezore no shiten kara [Reconsidering Early Modern Native-style Painting in Japan: From the Viewpoints of Japan, the UK and America] (Brücke Publishing, 2013)
•    Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan (BMP, 2010)
•    “Iwasa Matabei-ha Kuruma arasoi zu byōbu” [Battle of the Carriages screen by the Iwasa Matabei school], Kokka no. 1358 (December 2008)
•    “Kyōsai and the Meiji-era Art World” in Rosina Buckland, Timothy Clark & Shigeru Oikawa, A Japanese Menagerie: Animal Pictures by Kawanabe Kyōsai (BMP, 2006), pp. 8-18.
•    Golden Fantasies: Japanese Screens from New York Collections, exhibition catalogue (New York: Asia Society, 2004).
•    “The Message of the Monkeys,” Oriental Art vol. XLIX, no. 5 (2004), pp. 2-10.
•    “Sounds of the Psalter: Orality and Musical Symbolism in the Luttrell Psalter,” Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography vol. 29: 1-2 (2004), pp. 71-97.
 
Talks/Lectures                                          
•    “Seiyō ni okeru Nihon bijutsushi no jōkyō” [The State of Japanese Art History in Europe and the USA], keynote lecture at 10th International Graduate Student Workshop on Japanese Art History,” Tokyo University of the Arts, 17 Aug. 2012
•    “Comparing Buddhist art collecting at the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland,” symposium ‘Japanese Buddhist Objects in European Collections and their impact on the European Image of Japan’, Poland, June 2012
•    “Japanese art in Edinburgh collections,” European Association of Japan Research Specialists, Aug. 2011
•    “The fate of shunga in the Meiji era,” European Association of Japanese Studies, Tallinn, Estonia, Aug. 2011
•    “Dai-ei Hakubutsukan shozō shunga sakuhin ni tsuite” [Works of Japanese Erotic Art in the British Museum], International Shunga Symposium, Ritsumeikan University, Dec. 2009
•    “Kuniyoshi’s Cats,” British Museum ‘Kuniyoshi’ symposium, March 2009
•    “China in Meiji-era Painting Manuals,” European Association of Japanese Studies, Lecce, Italy, September 2008
•    “Transformation as Innovation: From Travelling Bunjin to Meiji Master,” Association of Asian Studies conference, Boston, March 2007
•    “Nature as nationalism: The bird-and-flower imagery of Taki Katei,” at Asian Studies Conference Japan, International Christian University (Tokyo), June 2006
•    “Noda no nakamatachi: Taki Katei to iu Meiji gaka ni tsuite” [Friends in Noda: The Meiji-era painter Taki Katei], public lecture at Noda City Museum, Nov. 2005
 

Employment                                                                                            

Department of World Cultures, National Museum of Scotland

Senior Curator (Japan): Responsible for the Japanese collections, including pictorial art, ceramics, lacquerware, miniature art, textiles, Ainu artefacts, archaeological collections from the Neolithic era to 6thC BCE, and contemporary crafts. Delivering undergraduate lectures for University of Edinburgh. Currently planning special exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints.

Mar 2010–

Japanese Section, Department of Asia, British Museum

Curator: Research, collections management, rotation of gallery displays, study workshops, public lectures, public enquiries, database editing.

Nov 2006 –Mar 2010

Asia Society, New York

Guest curator for the exhibition ‘Golden Fantasies: Japanese Screens from New York Collections,’ January 13–June 27, 2004 and author of accompanying catalogue.

Summer 2003

Department of Japanese Antiquities, British Museum

Museum Assistant/Research Assistant: Collections management, exhibition planning and installation, database record creation, researching collections, writing entries (for 130 paintings) for the online collections database.

Sep 1999–Aug 2000

Rex Industries Co. Ltd, Higashi-Osaka, Japan

(Machine tools manufacturer and supplier of equestrian materials)

Translator/interpreter

1996–98

 

Education                                                                                                 

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Ph.D., dissertation entitled ‘Taki Katei (1830–1901) and the Transformation of Literati Painting in Late Nineteenth-century Japan’

(Japan Foundation Fellow, 2004–05; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-doctoral fellow, Short-term, 2005–06)

2000–08

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

MA History of Art - Distinction

1998–99

University of Cambridge (Christ’s College)

BA, MA (Cantab) Oriental Studies (Japanese) - First Class

1992–96

 

Publications                                                                                             

·      Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan (Brill, 2013)

·      “Shunga in the Meiji era,” catalogue essay in Timothy Clark, ed., Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art, 1600–1900 (British Museum Press, autumn 2013)

·      “The fate of shunga in the Meiji era”, Japan Review (Spring 2013)

·      “Unknown early-modern paintings of the Tosa and Sumiyoshi schools” in Shimohara Miho (ed.), Kinsei yamatoe saiko: Nichi, Ei, Bei, sorezore no shiten kara [Reconsidering Early Modern Native-style Painting in Japan: From the Viewpoints of Japan, the UK and America] (Brücke Publishing, 2013)

·      Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan (BMP, 2010)

·      “Iwasa Matabei-ha Kuruma arasoi zu byōbu” [Battle of the Carriages screen by the Iwasa Matabei school], Kokka no. 1358 (December 2008)

·      “Kyōsai and the Meiji-era Art World” in Rosina Buckland, Timothy Clark & Shigeru Oikawa, A Japanese Menagerie: Animal Pictures by Kawanabe Kyōsai (BMP, 2006), pp. 8-18.

·      Golden Fantasies: Japanese Screens from New York Collections, exhibition catalogue (New York: Asia Society, 2004).

·      “The Message of the Monkeys,” Oriental Art vol. XLIX, no. 5 (2004), pp. 2-10.

·      “Sounds of the Psalter: Orality and Musical Symbolism in the Luttrell Psalter,” Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography vol. 29: 1-2 (2004), pp. 71-97.

 

Talks/Lectures                                                                                                         

·      “Seiyō ni okeru Nihon bijutsushi no jōkyō” [The State of Japanese Art History in Europe and the USA], keynote lecture at 10th International Graduate Student Workshop on Japanese Art History,” Tokyo University of the Arts, 17 Aug. 2012

·      “Comparing Buddhist art collecting at the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland,” symposium ‘Japanese Buddhist Objects in European Collections and their impact on the European Image of Japan’, Poland, June 2012

·      “Japanese art in Edinburgh collections,” European Association of Japan Research Specialists, Aug. 2011

·      “The fate of shunga in the Meiji era,” European Association of Japanese Studies, Tallinn, Estonia, Aug. 2011

·      “Dai-ei Hakubutsukan shozō shunga sakuhin ni tsuite” [Works of Japanese Erotic Art in the British Museum], International Shunga Symposium, Ritsumeikan University, Dec. 2009

·      “Kuniyoshi’s Cats,” British Museum ‘Kuniyoshi’ symposium, March 2009

·      “China in Meiji-era Painting Manuals,” European Association of Japanese Studies, Lecce, Italy, September 2008

·      “Transformation as Innovation: From Travelling Bunjin to Meiji Master,” Association of Asian Studies conference, Boston, March 2007

·      “Nature as nationalism: The bird-and-flower imagery of Taki Katei,” at Asian Studies Conference Japan, International Christian University (Tokyo), June 2006

·      “Noda no nakamatachi: Taki Katei to iu Meiji gaka ni tsuite” [Friends in Noda: The Meiji-era painter Taki Katei], public lecture at Noda City Museum, Nov. 2005

 

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