search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Maribeth GRAYBILL

DF (1977), PF (1989)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Portland Art Museum
The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
Portland Art Museum
Address 2 (optional)
1219 SW Park Avenue
Zip Code
United States
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: B. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at another kind of organization.

Field of Study: Art History

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am the Curator responsible for the acquisition, research, display, and interpretation of Asian art at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. The collection includes significant Japanese holdings in paintings, prints, and decorative arts.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1983
Field: Art History
University: University of Michigan

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: Grants from the Japan Foundation made it possible for me to do dissertation research as well as an additional year of research as a junior faculty members.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: There are now numerous online forums for Japan-area scholars, both by period (e.g. Pre-modern Japanese Studies) and discipline (e.g. Japan Art History Forum). I am not certain that a forum of all Japan Foundation fellows would have much interest or professional use. Specialists in economics are not interested in archaeology, specialists in literature are not interested in political science.