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Chikako Takaoka

conservatrice, Ohara Museum of Art

Chikako TAKAOKA earned her PhD at Kobe University and has served as Curator of Modern Art at the Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki since 2005, an Invited Researcher at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2012-13. Recent oral presentation: “Stratums as Representation: Picasso’s Interest in the Painting Layers from 1907 to the 1920s”, Symposium: Around Picasso, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 2018. Her some articles: « Picasso et le Japon: L’Exposition de la confédération des artistes d’avant-garde Paris-Tokio (1932-1933) », Kobe Review of Art History, vol.18, 2018; “Japan and El Greco”, Exh. Cat., El Greco’s Visual Poetics, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2012; “The Transformation of ‘The Judgment of Paris’ during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries-with a Consideration of Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, Journal of the Japan Art History Society, no.169, 2010; “The activity of Clovis Sagot and its significance-focusing on the relationship with Pablo Picasso”, Journal of the Japan Art History Society, no.186, 2019.

Sarah Tas

conservatrice, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum

Sara Tas is educated as an art historian and holds an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Amsterdam. An article based on her MA thesis about the acceptance of foreign art at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris in the late 19th century was published in the Oxford Journal of the History of Collections (2014). She worked at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris before becoming a curator at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam from 2013-2019. There she curated exhibitions on 19th century culture and on contemporary art. Tas published on 19th century painter Meijer de Haan in the context of the exhibition held at the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Quimper (2009-2010) and on the 19th century Dutch artist brothers Verveer for an exhibition at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam (2015). She published on the art critic and collector Charles Ephrussi for the catalogues accompanying the exhibitions Renoir and Friends (2017) at The Phillips Collections in Washington D.C. and The Ephrussis. Travel in Time (2019) at the Jewish Museum in Vienna. In 2019 she joined the curatorial team of the Van Gogh Museum where she assists on acquisitions and research and also focuses on the repercussion of the work of Van Gogh in the art of today.