Henry Dyer: The Japanese art of a Scottish engineer – Rosina Buckland


In 1872 Scottish industrialist Henry Dyer was appointed to establish the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. During his time there he played a considerable role in the Westernisation of the Japanese education system, and in the country’s industrialisation. He left Japan at the age of 35, and in returning to Glasgow brought back numerous artworks and musical instruments. In this lecture, Dr Rosina Buckland, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Scotland, talks about the significance of the collections bequeathed by Dyer to public institutions in the UK.

Date: Monday 16 May 2016, 6.45pm
Venue: The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

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