Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Research Director of the Sainbury Institue for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures /
Curator of the Japanese Collections, British Museum

She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1998. Her research interests include early modern to contemporary ceramics in East Asia and particularly Japan, East Asian trade networks, the history of archaeology and collecting things Japanese. She spent three years on secondment as a Visiting Professor in Cultural Resource Studies at Tokyo University (2006-2009). From 2009 onwards she is a Curator of the Japanese Collections, British Museum. From summer 2011 she is also Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute.

Prizes
2010
30th Anniversary Special Pola Prize for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture
2011
Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation
Curatorial Experiences
2002-3
Kazari: The Art of Decoration in Japan from the 17th-19th Centuries. The British Museum (UK)
2007
Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan: Celebrating 50 Years of the Japan Arts Crafts Association, The British Museum (UK)
2011
Manga at the British Museum, The British Museum (UK)
2012
Art du feu / transformation de l’espace : chefs-d’oeuvre de la porcelain japonaise contemporaine, Vallauris (France)
2012-13
Objects in Focus: Water and Flame Pots, Ancient Ceramic Art from Japan, The British Museum (UK) and more
Publications