WHAT TAASA DID: 2012 – 2020 Christina Sumner and Josefa Green – TAASA Review June 2021


This article was originally found in the June 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 2, Page 5).

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W hen we set out to record some of the main activities, particularly symposia and lecture series, offered by TAASA over the last 10 years for inclusion in this special 30th anniversary TAASA Review issue, it was with mixed feelings.

There was some trepidation at the scale of the task we’d set ourselves, but also great pleasure as we reflected on the wealth of interesting events TAASA has organised over time to delight and stimulate our like-minded community of Asian art lovers.

In this article, we have focused on the last 10 years, as the bumper December 2011 20th anniversary issue of the TAASA Review covered TAASA’s main activities in the 20 years since TAASA’s foundation in 1991. TAASA’s program of symposia and lectures has been enriched and broadened by a range of other events, notably the regular and informative talks and discussions held over the years by textile and ceramic study groups in Sydney and Brisbane, together with focused events in Melbourne and Canberra...