open access "Too Pretty to Throw Away" exhibition catalogue

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Dear colleagues,

Dr. Ewa Machotka (Stockholm University) and myself have curated the exhibition "Too Pretty to Throw Away: Packaging Design from Japan". It was shown at three different locations: Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis at Leiden (June-August 2016), Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow (November 2016 - February 2017) and Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw (May-September 2017).

Thanks to a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) the tri-lingual catalogue from this exhibition is now in the open-access domain. You can download it from the following URL:



Katarzyna Cwiertka

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, PhD
Chair and Professor of Modern Japan Studies
Director, Leiden Asia Centre
Editor, Global Food History
Editor-in-Chief Worldwide Waste Journal
Project Director & Principal Researcher,  VICI project (2013-2018)
Garbage Matters: A Comparative History of Waste in East Asia