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Conference programme

The conference organisers are pleased to annouce:





Thursday, 27 June 2019


9:00 – 12:00 (Venue: The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House, Plac Szczepański 9)

1st Meeting of the Cooperation Network for Japanese art and crafts in Central and Eastern Europe.


14:00 – 17:30 (Venue: The National Museum in Krakow – The Main Building, aleja 3 Maja 1)

Conference Opening – Welcome Speeches    

Prof. Monika Banaś, Director of the Institute of Intercultural Studies of the Jagiellonian University

Prof. Jerzy Malinowski, President of the Polish Institute of World Art Studies


Section I: Museums in Japan



Prof. Akiko Kasuya (Kyoto City University of Art)

History of Museum in Japan and the character of its collection



15:00-15:30 Yumi Segawa (Tokyo Gakugei University Library)

Trends and Perspectives of Digital Collections in Japan


Coffee Break 15:30-15:45


Section II: Reports on Contemporary Projects on Japonisme 


15:45 – 16:10 Mirjam Dénes (Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest)

Japonisme in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: A Common Heritage.


16:10 – 16:35 Piotr Spławski, PhD (London, independent scholar; Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Japanese Inspirations in the Work of Tadeusz Sikorski and Other Designers at the Zsolnay Factory in Pécs, Hungary – Preliminary Report


16:35 – 17:00 Anna Król, PhD (Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology) 

Polish Japanism. Exhibitions of Polish Japanism as Intercultural Dialogue at Manggha Museum




18.00 Dinner    


Friday, 28 June 2019     

9:00 – 18:00


Section III: Beginnings of collections 1


9:00-9:25 Filip Suchomel, PhD ​ (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)

Collecting Japanese art in Czech Lands 1600-1900 with a Special Emphasize to Japanese Decorative Art


9:25-9:45 Ralf Čeplak Mencin (Slovene Ethnographic Museum)

The first Japanese collection in Slovenia. 


9:45-10:10 Anna Katarzyna Maleszko (National Museum in Warsaw; Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Warsaw collections of Japanese art and their significance in the cultural life of the city




Coffee Break 10:30-10:45


Section IV: Beginnings of collections 2


10:45 – 11:10 Alice Kraemerová, PhD (former affiliation National Museum - Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic)

Japanese Arts and Crafts for European Customers


11:10 – 11:35 Małgorzata Reinhard-Chlanda, PhD (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Jana Matejki, Krakow Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

About the beginnings of collecting Japanese art in Cracow


11:35 – 12:00 Karolina Alkemade (Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów)

Japanese art in historical collection of Wilanów Palace




12:15 – 12:35 Art visit in the National Museum in Krakow: Leonardo da Vinci, Lady with Ermine


Lunch Break 12:35- 14:00


Section V: Beginnings of collections 3


14:00 – 14:25 Klara Hrvatin, PhD (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana)

Japanese collections in Slovenia: Past exhibitions and present developments


14:25 – 14:45 Joanna Kokoć and Krzysztof Kalitko (National Museum in Poznan)

The unfinished journey. The hasamibako from the collection of the National Museum in Poznan


14:45 – 15:10 Kristine Milere (Latvian Academy of Culture, LNMA/ Art Museum RIGA BOURSE)

Japanese arts and crafts collection of the LNMA/Art Museum RIGA BOURSE 




Coffee Break 15:30-15:45    


Section VI: Collectors and donors


15:45 – 16:10 Beata Romanowicz (The National Museum in Krakow)

Collecting Japanese art in the National Museum in Krakow before 1919


16:10 – 16:35 Barbara Trnovec (Celje Regional Museum, Slovenia)

Collecting policy of a world traveller Alma M. Karlin




17:00 – 18:00 Visiting the exhibition of the National Museum in Krakow 


Saturday, 29 June 2019


9:00 – 16:30

Section VII: Japonisme in art and crafts



Łukasz Kossowski, PhD (Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, Warsaw; Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Point of View




Coffee Break 10:00 – 10:15


10:15 – 10:35 Izabella Powalska (Łodź Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies) 

„Landscapes of the soul”. Inspirations with the art of Japan in the work of Henryk Szczygliński


10:35 – 11:00 Weiss Zofia (Wojciech Weiss Museum Foundation)

 On the eroticism of female images in Polish Art Nouveau influenced by Far East and West


11:00 – 11:25 Prof. Svitlana Rybalko (Kharkiv State Academy of Culture) 

Japonisme in Ukrainian Art of the late 19th – early 21st centuries


11:25 – 11:50 Prof. Ivanna Pavelczuk (Kyiv National University of Technologіes and Design)

Artistic Introspections of Japonism in the Practice of Ukrainian Colorists during the Art Nouveau Period




Lunch Break 12:15 – 13:45


Section VIII: Intercultural encounters 



Prof. Estera Żeromska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)




Coffee Break 14:00 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:40 Agnese Haijima, PhD (University of Latvia, Riga)

Cultural Ties between Japan and Latvia, Historical Perspective and Nowadays: With Focus on Architecture, Interior Design and Gardening Art


14:40 – 15:05 Agnieszka Kluczewska-Wójcik, PhD (Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Between Mikado and Madame Chrysanthème. Japonisme in popular culture.


15:05 – 15:30 Eva Kaminski, PhD (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Intercultural Studies;  Krakow Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Feliks Manggha Jasieński – Polish collector of Japanese art and his role in intercultural exchange between Poland and Japan


15:30 – 15:55 Aleksandra Görlich (Krakow Branch of Polish Institute of World Art Studies)

Image of Japan created by Feliks Manggha Jasieński in articles published in the 'Miesięcznik Literacki i Artystyczny' and 'Chimera' magazines 




16:15 Closing remarks



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