|Facility:||Lisa Sainsbury Library|
64 The Close
Norwich NR1 4DH
|Phone:||+44 (0) 1603 597507|
|FAX:||+44 (0) 1603-625011|
Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Closed English Bank Holidays, Easter and Christmas.
About the Library:
The Lisa Sainsbury Library is part of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. The Institute, founded in 1999 through the generosity of Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury, is a prominent academic centre and supports scholars from all over the World thanks to a number of fellowship schemes, lecture series, and other cultural events.
The Library, inaugurated in 2003 by the former Japanese Ambassador Mr Orita Masaki, hosts one of the best collection on Japanese Art in Europe, and it houses books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. The collection comprises general introductory works and key reference materials, as well as specialised materials to support advanced research concerning Japanese applied arts, ceramics, archaeology, material culture, cultural heritage and architecture.
The Lisa Sainsbury Library welcomes researchers in Japanese studies, but visits are by appointment only. All materials are for use within the Library. A black and white photocopier is available. For further information, enquire the Head Librarian, Mr Hirano Akira.