Miyeko Murase Travel Fund Launch

This spring former students and friends of Professor Emerita Miyeko Murase ('62 PhD) gathered in New York at a dinner hosted by Joan B. Mirviss ('76 MA) to celebrate the establishment of a travel fund in the field of Japanese art named in her honor. A graduate of the Department and long time member of the faculty (1962-1996), Professor Murase trained generations of scholars and curators who now hold positions in the field of East Asian art throughout the world.

The fund was initiated by a generous challenge grant from an alumna with a goal of raising $250,000 to endow the fund in perpetuity. The fund will ensure that our students continue to have opportunities for first-hand study of works of art, which was an essential part of Professor Murase's teaching.