3rd conference

The Great Courtyard of Vilnius University and the Church of St. Johns

The Mangga Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
ul. Konopnickiej 26, 30-302 Kraków

The Polish Society of Oriental Art
ul. Warecka 4/6 - 10, 00-040 Warszawa

cordially invite on
Conference at The Closing of The 15th Anniversary of The Manggha Museum Of Japanese Art And Technology, in Conjunction with The International Year Of Frédéric Chopin


in The Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow
Krakow, October 21th - 23th, 2010


The third conference devoted to the art of Japan and Polish-Japanese art relations in Poland is designed as a general meeting of art historians, restorers of art works, theater and film researchers (interested in audio-visual culture) from Japan and Poland. The organizers also invite to participate researchers from all American, Asian and European centers.

The conference is intended to delineate the present situation in this area of research in the world and to outline the most important directions of research development. It is also designed to be a forum for exchange and presentation of the results of the participants` own research. The conference is expected to be a discussion and networking place for all interested academics, researchers and professionals.
In the research field of participants of Krakow Conference some important topics appear which are supposed to prevail in conference contributions:

  • History of ancient Japanese art and architecture;
  • Art and artistic taste in Japan;
  • Japonerie and Japanisms - the European and American visions of Japan;
  • Japanese music and theatre in relations to fine arts;
  • Modern and contemporary art of Japan;
  • Art relations between Poland and Japan;
  • Collections of Japanese art in Europe and America with special regard to Feliks "Manggha" Jasienski`s collection in Krakow;
  • Restoration of art works.

The language of the conference will be English. Participation is subject to registration. Proposals for contributions have to be submitted. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Conference fee: EUR 50. No conference fee for Ph.D. students. Participants will be assisted with booking accommodation in hotels or hostels.
Please submit your proposals with a short abstract (max. 150 words in English) before March 31st, 2010, to the Bureau of the Conference: krakow@sztukaorientu.pl.


  • Bogna Dziechciaruk-Maj - Director of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow
  • Prof. Dr. Jerzy Malinowski - President of the Polish Society of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun
  • Dr. Ewa Kaminska - Krakow Branch of the PSOA, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • Dr. Agnieszka Kluczewska-Wójcik - Head of the Warsaw Branch of the PSOA, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun
  • Dr. Joanna Wasilewska - Vice-President of the PSOA, deputy director of the Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw
  • Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska - Treasurer of the PSOA, Nicolaus Copernicus University

Scientific secretary of the Conference:

  • Aleksandra Görlich - Museum of Japanese Art and Technology; Krakow Branch of the PSOA
  • Wioletta Laskowska - Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

The conference is prepared in cooperation with:

  • The Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun
  • The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw.


Conference registration form


First Meeting of Polish and Japanese Art Historians and Musicologists, prepared by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and the Osaka University was held in Warsaw and Torun in November 2004.

Second Conference "Art of Japan" was prepared by the Polish Society of Oriental Art in Warsaw in June 2007; a conference volume "Sztuka Japonii. Studia" (Art of Japan. Studies) was published in Warsaw in 2009 (ISBN 9788371815966).

International conference "Civilization of the Evolution - Civilization of the Revolution. Metamorphoses of Japan 1900-2000" with a session devoted to arts was organized by the "Manggha" Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow in October 2007 and sponsored by the Japan Foundation.

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