LONG TERM TAASA MEMBER, YVONNE TEN PAS – TAASA Review December 2011
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This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 16).
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TAASA has opened a window for me on the East bringing me in contact with some very knowledgeable and wonderful experts, as well as the pleasure of shared interests with many of the members.
The committee has been very generous with their time in organising wonderful and informative seminars, providing so many happy happenings (I remember a Canberra visit with Robin Maxwell as guide of the Indonesia exhibition); and TAASA would not be TAASA if it did not publish its beautifully illustrated magazine, TAASA Review. S u san S collay in non-mainstream topics alive, whetting appetites for more and, quite often, delivering unexpected extras. Secondly, as a by-product of delivering this remarkable range of activities and topics, especially in the last 10 years, TAASA has opened up delightful new worlds of interest and aesthetic experience to many who might otherwise have never ventured far beyond their chosen fields.
I count myself in this category, and extend my thanks to the admirable mix of scholars, curators, writers, photographers and informed enthusiasts who have made, and continue to make, TAASA the vital organisation it is today. soon embraced China, Japan, and Vietnam, their history and culture...