BU I L D I NG ON taasa ‘ s FOUND A T I ON S – TAASA Review December 2011


This article was originally found in the December 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 6).

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Gill Green, TAASA President T AASA emerged in 1991 as a germ of an idea stimulated by a visit to a passionate collector’s stash of Chinese dress and accessory items.

The Powerhouse Museum’s Carl Andrew and Claire Roberts, together with esteemed Chinese textile dealer Judith Rutherford, had been invited down from Sydney to view Roger Grellman’s collection (notable at the time and still growing today).

While travelling, these luminaries got thinking about the necessity for a forum where private collectors and enthusiasts of Asian arts could meet to share their passions and collections with each other and a broader public...