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Netsuke collection

Jewish Museum, Vienna
Permanent loan

30  Netsuke Of Hare

The collection of netsuke, which were at the heart of de Waal's memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, has been placed on permanent loan to the Jewish Museum in Vienna. Speaking about the loan, de Waal stated 'The decision to place the netsuke on loan allows them to tell the story of migration, identity and exile to a new audience.

The collection of netsuke, which were at the heart of de Waal's memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, has been placed on permanent loan to the Jewish Museum in Vienna. Speaking about the loan, de Waal stated 'The decision to place the netsuke on loan allows them to tell the story of migration, identity and exile to a new audience.


In The Hare with Amber Eyes, I wrote of how objects can evoke histories through touch, and a stipulation of the loan is that a group will be available for handling by the many visitors to the Jewish Museum.” An exhibition based on the family collection, which will also tour internationally, is due to open late next year. Click the link below to read more in the Art Newspaper's article about this loan.


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