A M E S S A G E F RO M TAA S A ‘ S P R E S ID E N T – TAASA Review December 2010


This article was originally found in the December 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 4, Page 28).

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This is a particularly auspicious time in TAASA’s history to have the privilege of becoming the new TAASA president: it is the prelude to TAASA’s 20th anniversary in 2011. Together with our dedicated TAASA Management and Publications Committees, TAASA Vice President Christina Sumner and I are particularly proud to be able to build on the sterling efforts of preceding presidents – Carl Andrew, Jackie Menzies and Judith Rutherford -whose determination and wealth of expertise have forged ambitions and directions for TAASA over these 20 years.

Time has attested to their success in providing an avenue for members with diverse interests and experiences in the Asian arts to explore their particular passion.

In these endeavours, the cooperation of a number of major galleries and museums around the country has been seminal in assisting TAASA by offering venues to run seminars and meetings and by contributing their expertise through the TAASA Review and TAASA events. The TAASA Review has gone from strength to strength and in the last 10 years has blossomed from black and white into full colour...