Miranda Bruce-Mitford

Key information

BA (Hons) (SOAS): Southeast Asian Studies, Burmese Language & Literature and Social Anthropology; MA (SOAS): Oriental Religious Studies
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Thesis title
From Natural History to Wayang: The Collections and Collecting Practices of Thomas Stamford Raffles


I took both my degrees at SOAS,. For the MA in Oriental Religious Studies I took modules in Buddhist Art & Architecture of South and Southeast Asia, The Hindu Temple, and Chinese Philosophy. My MA dissertation was on fabulous beasts in Southeast Asian art. As a lecturer I cover various aspects of Southeast Asian art and ethnography.

Formerly tutor, now Course Convenor for Southeast Asia, SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Arts Have taught SOAS,MA students, lectured at the British Museum, Sothebys, the Victoria & Albert Museum

Research interests

  • Southeast Asian Art
  • History and culture
  • The Raffles Collection
  • Performance art
  • Colonial collecting
  • Burma

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