IIAS | IIAS Newsletter Online | No. 17 | Regions |East Asia

short newsshort news

Japanese Library of Art in Amsterdam


Last April, a Japanese art library was opened in Amsterdam. Almost two thousand volumes (mainly in Japanese) have been brought together, covering a wide range of fields, including calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), suiboku (ink painting), Buddhist art, pottery, lacquerware, and tea ceremony. The library is open for scholars and anyone generally interested in Japanese art. The library is established in an especially designed interior so as to create an intimate atmosphere dedicated to the appreciation of Japanese art. Detailed information about the collection of the library can be found in the computerized library catalogue, both in English and in Japanese, at the library and via the Internet.

The library was opened by the Culture Communication Fund BV (CCF), an institute connected with the Century Museum in Tokyo and the Century Cultural Foundation. The aim of CCF is to develop the understanding and study of Japanese culture in Europe, especially through the art of calligraphy, for which Japan is famous. The undertaking of the present library is linked to the celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the relationship between the Netherlands and Japan.
The library is open weekdays from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. It is closed in weekends and on national holidays. Entry is free, though membership registration is required.
Further information:
CCF Library of Art
Herengracht 493
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-20-4229652
Fax: +31-20-4274956
E-mail: info@ccf.nl
http://www.ccf.nl

   IIAS | IIAS Newsletter Online | No. 17 | Regions |East Asia