Julia Hutt is curator of Japanese art in the Asian Department of the V&A, with particular responsibility for the collection of Japanese lacquer and ivory carvings. She is also tutor and lecturer on the MA in East Asian Art at Sotheby’s Institute-London.
Her numerous publications include Understanding Far Eastern Art (1987), with Hélène Alexander, Ågi: A History of the Japanese Fan, (1992), catalogue and introductory essay for the lacquer volumes of Nasser D. Khalili’s Meiji no Takara: Treasures of Imperial Japan (1995), Japanese InrÅ (1997) and Japanese Netsuke (2003). She is currently working on a book on Japanese lacquer based on the V&A’s collection.
Hutt is also a Trustee at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent.