Lena Fritsch is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Japanese art and photography, and an experienced translator of the Japanese language. As Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art. Before joining the Ashmolean, she worked at Tate Modern, London and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Fritsch’s previous monographs on Japanese art include Ravens & Red Lipstick. Japanese Photography since 1945 (published in English and Japanese) in 2018, an English-language version of Daido Moriyama. Tales of Tono in 2012, and The Body as a Screen: Japanese Art Photography of the 1990s in 2011. She holds a PhD in Art History from Bonn University, Germany, and also studied at Keio University, Tokyo. Clare Pollard is Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum. Her research has focused mainly on Meiji decorative arts, and her publications include Master Potter of Meiji Japan: Makuzu Kozan (1842-1916) and his Workshop (2003) and Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan (2012). In recent years she has developed a series of exhibitions and catalogs of the Ashmolean’s Japanese print collections, including Hiroshige - Landscape Cityscape (2014) and Plum Blossom & Green Willow: Japanese surimono poetry prints (2018). Before joining the Ashmolean she worked at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. She holds a D.Phil from Oxford University and also studied at Kyoto City University of the Arts.