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East Asia Collections: Staff & Areas of Expertise

Francesca Henry-Pierre

PA to Keeper and Departmental Administrator
First point of contact for General Enquiries

Chan, Sau Fong


Chinese textiles and dress

Faulkner, Rupert

Senior Curator
Japanese ceramics, prints and contemporary crafts

Hutt, Julia

Japanese lacquerwork, including export lacquerware and inro, Japanese secular carvings, including netsuke and okimono, Chinese and Japanese fans

Irvine, Greg

Senior Curator
Japanese metalwork, including cloisonné and arms and armour; masks and performing arts; arts of the Meiji period

Jackson, Anna

Japanese textiles and dress; cultural relations between Europe and East Asia

Kim, Rosalie

Samsung Curator of Korean Art
Korean traditional domestic architecture and gardens, contemporary crafts

Li, Xiaoxin

Assistant Curator
General enquiries China

Luk, Yu-Ping

Arts of the Ming dynasty, Daoist art, Chinese ceramics

Rout, Josephine

Assistant Curator
General enquiries Japan

Wilson, Ming

Senior Curator
Chinese jade and hardstone carvings, furniture and ceramics

Zhang, Hongxing

Senior Curator
Chinese painting and graphic art; 20th century and contemporary China

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Chinese Export Ceramics

Chinese Export Ceramics

This beautiful book tells the story of Chinese ceramics exported to Europe, the Middle East and South-east Asia through the V&A's extensive and celebr…

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The Fabric of India

03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016. The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

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Event - Arts of East Asia: China Korea and Japan

Tue 13 October 2015–Tue 12 July 2016

2015-2016 YEAR COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of East Asia, focussing on the ancient civilizations of China, Korea and Japan. Trace cultural connections across the region from Neolithic tomb goods to sophisticated court paraphernalia of the late imperial era.

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