Professor Toshio WatanabeProfessor Toshio Watanabe

Chelsea School of Art

Professor Toshio Watanabe is the Director of Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) of the University of the Arts London and is based at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Among others he was Chair of the Association of Art Historians, member of Tate Britain Council and a Board member of Historians of British Art. Currently he is the President of Japan Art History Forum.

His publications include High Victorian Japonisme and Ruskin in Japan. His current research interest is Japanese modern garden in transnational context and the historiography of Japanese Art History.

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