Friends of East Asia

Friends of East Asia, formed in 1979, is a group of ROM Members who have a special interest in learning about and supporting the activities of the East Asia Section - China, Japan and Korea. We are partnered with the Bishop White Committee, founded fifty years ago by Louise Hawley Stone in honour of Canadian Bishop William White. With additional donations from ROM Members and the public, we sustain the East Asia Endowment Fund which has:

• Endowed two ROM Curatorships
• Created a Fellowship in Japanese art and culture
• Established the Friends of East Asia Fund for Research and Conservation
• Funded the H. H. Levy Gallery

Our programs are designed to inform people about curatorial research and to extend their knowledge of the cultures of East Asia, both past and present. Our newsletter, published twice a year, contains a range of interesting topics.

Annual Plan

April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

  • Give a one-day symposium to recognize the importance and diversity of the ROM's world-class Chinese collections as we approach the ROM's Centennial
  • Hold a program to recognize the  research of Ka Bo Tsang in her new book Beyond Wind and Waves
  • Continue support to the H H Mu Far Eastern Library
  • Continue the Adopt-a-Journal project to support the Far Eastern Library
  • In recognition of the ROM's Centennial, created a $100,000 Friends of East Asia Research and Conservation Fund
  • Raise money for the East Asian Endowment Fund through dues, gifts and paid programs

Newsletter (PDF)
Donation Form (PDF)

Group Executive

Cynthia Teeter
Chair of FEA

Philip Cheong

Jane Liu