BEYOND IMAGINATION
Treasures of Imperial Japan from the Khalili Collection 19th to early 20th century

Catalogue in association with the exhibition ‘Beyond Imagination: Treasures of Imperial Japan from the Khalili Collection, 19th to early 20th century’, Kremlin Museums, Moscow, Russia, 5 July – 1 October 2017

Published 2017

Gregory Irvine, Anna Jackson, Kris Schiermeier,
Matthi forrer, Svetlana Amelekhina, Feodor Panfilov

This latest exhibition features over 80 pieces including kimono, metalwork, enamel, and textiles, formed entirely from the Khalili Collection of Japanese art, including some of the most important pieces produced during the Meiji period. Marking the first major public display of kimono from the Collection, the exhibition explores the relationship these garments bear to other masterpieces of Meiji, as well as themes varying from myths, legends, and nature to social status, gender, and class.

About the author(s)

Gregory Irvine – Honorary Curator of the Japanese art of the Meiji period in the Khalili Collection; Senior Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Anna Jackson – Keeper of the Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Kris Schiermeier – Director of the Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Leiden, the Netherlands

Matthi Forrer – Curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, the Netherlands

Svetlana Amelekhina – Head of the Textile Department at the Moscow Kremlin Museums

Feodor Panfilov, Researcher at the Moscow Kremlin Museums

Details

Published by Moscow Kremlin Museums; Russian and English; 300 pages; hardcover; 30 x 24 cm; ISBN: 978-5-88678-308-7; ₽2500