[WEBCAST] Art for Breakfast 2020: Patricia Bjaaland WelchVIEW EVENT DETAILS
September 11 - "An Introduction to the Scholar's Gallery of the Asian Civilisations Museum"
The Asia Society Japan Center Arts Committee is delighted to invite Patricia Bjaaland Welch to our virtual Arts for Breakfast 2020 this September. Ms. Patricia currently resides in Singapore as a retired professional engaging in independent research, writing and publishing articles, educating docents, students, and anyone interested in Asian history and religion and its related arts.
Ms. Patricia is American by birth but has extensively lived in Norway and Hong Kong, and currently resides in Bangkok and Singapore. (And spent a wonderful semester as a student at Sophia University in the 1980s.)
Ms. Patricia has a degree in Chinese from the University of Oslo (Norway) and an M.A. in Asian Studies from Boston University (USA) where she was a Lecturer in her early years. Later earning a business degree, she worked in senior international marketing positions for a number of multinational companies (McKinsey & Co., Time Magazine Group, ABN AMRO Bank, Pearson (UK), and American Express ) until retiring to return to her original passion: Asian art history. Since then she has published three books ( Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery, The Chinese New Year, and A History of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society) and numerous papers. Leading study groups to little-known destinations in China, she lectures on cruise ships in Asian waters, while a senior docent and docent trainer in the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. Ceramics is one of her passions. Although she recently stepped down as President of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society she continues to serve on its council.
In this virtual webcast, Ms. Patricia will be talking to us about her work at the museum and taking us on a short virtual tour of Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum's 'Scholars Gallery.' She will be giving us an exclusive 'preview talk' about the gallery which include traditions and artefacts that inspired some of the later arts in Japan.
Please register and join us for a discussion with Ms. Patricia.
*Access to the webcast will be forwarded to you upon registration.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/webcast-art-breakfast-2020-patricia-bjaaland-welch Webcast