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Rosina Buckland.
Rosina Buckland.

Royal Ontario Museum Appoints Rosina Buckland Curator of Japanese Art and Culture

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto has named Rosina Buckland as its new curator of Japanese art and culture. Buckland will be responsible for leading strategic acquisitions, advancing original scholarly research, and developing public programs, exhibitions, and initiatives that foster greater engagement with the public and build deeper connections with the Japanese community in Ontario and across Canada.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rosina Buckland to the ROM,” Josh Basseches, the museum’s director and CEO, said in a statement. “With more than fifteen years of curatorial experience, Rosina brings deep-rooted expertise and scholarship in both traditional and contemporary Japanese art and culture to the museum. Her passion for activating collections in new and engaging ways will help us further enhance the profile of Japanese art and culture with our audiences.”

Buckland joins the institution from the National Museum of Scotland, where she was responsible for the institution’s East and Central Asia section and was the project lead for the museum’s newly established permanent East Asia gallery. Previously, she was a curator of the British Museum’s Japanese section. Buckland holds a doctoral degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and has authored a number of books including Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints (National Museums Scotland, 2013) and Painting Nature for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan (Brill, 2013).