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Topics of Interest

  • Definition of art in Japan and Europe
  • Definition of crafts in Japan and Europe
  • Jesuits collections
  • Nanban art in Central and Eastern European collections
  • Emergence and development of Japanese art and craft collections in Central and Eastern European museums
  • Emergence of private Japanese art and craft collections in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Collectors and their role in cultural exchange
  • Artists and artisans
  • Exhibitions
  • Arts and crafts as diplomatic gifts from Japan
  • Associations and their role in cultural encounters between Central and Eastern Europe and Japan
  • The role of journals and books in spreading knowledge about Japanese art in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Libraries with book collections on Japanese arts and crafts
  • Cultural encounters and their consequences for arts and crafts
  • Inspirations of Japanese arts and crafts as seen from European and Japanese perspectives 
  • Japonisme in arts and crafts
  • Art and national identity
  • Differences and similarities in arts and crafts of Central and Eastern Europe influenced by Japanese culture, art and crafts
  • Art education in Central and Eastern Europe under the influence of the encounters between Europe and Japan
  • Digital sources on Japanese art and crafts