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 Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan Philanthropic donation to research the histories of objects from China’s Yuanmingyuan or ‘Summer Palace’

Louise Tythacott, Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, has been awarded a major philanthropic donation to undertake research on the histories and displays of objects from the Yuanmingyuan, or old ‘Summer Palace’, in Beijing.

The project will run until January 2019, and will result in a publicaton which traces the diaspora and displays of Yuanmingyuan artefacts in Britain and France. 

9th March 2018

SOAS celebrates partnership with Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art to secure future loan of Percival David Library and archives

SOAS University of London this week celebrated the strengthening of its relationship with the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art through the signing of a new Loan Agreement.  The Agreement, signed by the School’s Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH and the Chair of the Percival David Foundation, Colin Sheaf, coincided with the inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Shane McCausland, who has held the Percival David Chair in Chinese Art since 2015.

11th December 2017

20170503-HAA-NEWS-Documenting and Protecting Heritage at Rum Kale SOAS scholar awarded British Council funding to document and protect heritage at Rum Kale

Scott Redford, Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a grant of £99,960 by the British Council for a two-year project, which will undertake recording and prepare management plans for the fortified archaeological site of Rum Kale, an area that is highly affected by the conflict in Syria.

4th April 2017

The SAAAP Paris Study Tour 2017

Alphawood Scholars, along with other students in the History of Art and Archaeology MA and PhD programmes, took part in the SAAAP Paris Study Tour in March/April 2017, visiting a range of pre-eminent collections of ancient Southeast Asian scultures, manuscripts and artefacts.

3rd April 2017

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