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Learning from Asian Art: Japan is the first in a series of three sets of teaching resources developed by the Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring objects from the Museum's fine Asian collections. Other sets focus on works of art from Korea and China. All three sets of materials are made possible by a generous grant from The Freeman Foundation of New York and Stowe, Vermont.

Producing these materials has involved input from a large number of the Museum staff whose generous knowledge, advice, and expertise substantially added to the quality and accuracy of the language, information, and activities provided here. Special thanks to Felice Fischer, The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art; John Ittmann, Curator of Prints; H. Kristina Haugland, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles; and Kyoko Kinoshita, Project Associate Curator for East Asian Art, for their thoughtful review of these materials. The Department of Editorial & Graphic Design has provided editing expertise, created elegant layouts, and coordinated the production of the project.

Greatest thanks are extended to my colleagues within the Division of Education, Marla Shoemaker, The Kathleen C. Sherrerd Senior Curator of Education; Barbara Bassett, Curator of School and Teacher Programs; and Bay Hallowell, Coordinator of Special Projects; for their ideas, inspiration, guidance, and support in this endeavor.

Ah-Young Kim
Museum Educator, Asian Community Liason

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