2017 INS Convention / Symposium

Cologne, Germany
6-10 June 2017


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Program Schedule:


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Lecturers and Workshop Leaders

  • Jan Dees – Lacquer & Pipecases
  • Alain Ducros – Kyoto or Kyushu
  • Dieuwke Eijer – Wasobyoe
  • Matthi Forrer – V. Siebold
  • Clive Hallam – Materials
  • Neil Holton – Smoking & Tonkotsu
  • Julia Hutt – Shibata Zeshin
  • Pierre Jaquesson – Mask Netsuke
  • Heinz & Else Kress – Inro
  • Paul Moss – to be determined

Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst

Trudel Klefisch, Convention Chair, has arranged that the lectures will be held in the museum each morning. The Museum which opened in 1977 is one of the most important architectural monuments of classical Modernism in Cologne. It was designed by Kunio Maekawa (1905-1986), a pupil of Le Corbusier. The centerpiece of the complex is the landscape garden designed by the Japanese sculptor Masayuki Nagare (b.1923) in the tradition of Japanese meditation gardens. This symbiosis of Japanese architecture and gardens combined with the presentation of the exceptional East Asian art collection make the museum a wonderful setting for our 2017 symposium.


  • Members & their Guests - $600.00 (USD), $550 for guests

  • Day Pass

    Includes lectures, workshops, and dealer's exhibition rooms.

  • Non-Members & their Guests $725.00 (USD)


Park Inn by Radisson
Koln City West, Germany


Preferred Group Room Rate 
until 5 May 2017 (including breakfast)

  • €108 / single
  • €141 / double 

Please identify that you are attending the
International Netsuke Society Convention

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