June
23
2018

Symposium

VVAK Lustrum Symposium ‘Collecting Asian Art in the Western World – Past, Present and Future’

The Asian Art Society in the Netherlands (VVAK) was founded in June 1918 as a private initiative by a handful of connoisseurs with the intention to stimulate interest in art from Asia and to unite art lovers in the field. Ten years later, the organisation decided to start its own museum, which opened in 1932. Now – 100 years since its foundation – the VVAK’s pieces form a substantial part of the Rijksmuseum’s Asian art collection, and its members form a large group of dedicated enthusiasts.

VVAS has organised this exciting, full-day international symposium to take place in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the home of the VVAK collection, of which alternating highlights will also be displayed in the Asian Pavilion, throughout the year.

IIAS takes gerat pleasure in sponsoring the VVAK and especially this joyful event. We kindly refer you to the website of the VVAK for full information.

VVAK Lustrum Symposium ‘Collecting Asian Art in the Western World – Past, Present and Future’