SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

History of Art and Archaeology Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Yunn-Ning Wang

MA Curating Cultures and Research Assistant, National Palace Museum

HAA - PG - Yunn-Ning Wang - MA Curating Cultures - images 240,186,165,56

MA Curating Cultures provides the theory related to curating and also the actual experience in curating an exhibition.

Yichien Tsai

BA History of Art and Manager of Mujintang Collection, Taipei

HAA - UG - Yichien Tsai - BA History of Art - IMG 240,186,165,56

The connections I made at SOAS have been invaluable in furthering my education and career.


Li An Tan

MA History of Art and Archaeology and Assistant Curator at the Hong Kong Palace Museum

HAA - PG - Li An Tan - MA History of Art and Archaeology - images 240,186,165,56

My years at SOAS doing MA History of Art and Archaeology have been most memorable, inspiring, and challenging.

Sopheap Meas

MA History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS and works in the Antiquities Data Management Office, Ministry of Culture, Cambodia

HAA - PG - Sopheap Meas - MA History Art and Archaeology - images 240,186,165,56

The subjects that I learned at SOAS are directly beneficial for my work.


Ayesha Fuentes

PhD History of Art and Archaeology and Research Associate at Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

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I chose SOAS because of their regional expertise and openness to interdisciplinary research.

Ai Fukunaga

PhD History of Art and Archaeology and Curatorial Research Associate for Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

HAA - PG - Ai Fukunga - History of Art and Archaeology PhD - images 240,186,165,56

SOAS encouraged me to apply interdisciplinary approaches to my research.


Jon Adjetey

MA Intensive Japanese Language and Japanese Studies and Junior Specialist, Sotheby's

JAP - PG - Jon Adjetey - MA Intensive Japanese Language and Japanese Studies - IMG

SOAS seemed to me like the most natural step after completing my degree.

Heidi Tan

PhD Museology and Postdoctoral Research Associate, SOAS

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SOAS has enabled me to embrace research and teaching practices.


Nan Htaik

PG Diploma in Asian Art and Independent Researcher

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The most enjoyable and enriching experiences at SOAS were the object-handing sessions at the museums.

Theint Theint Aung

PG Diploma in Asian Art and founder of Laksharas

HAA - Diploma - Theint Theint Aung - PG Diploma in Asian Art - IMG

SOAS gives me the chance to study the research of Indian art, Chinese art and South East Asian art.


Htaywai Naing

PG Diploma in Asian Art and Graduate Fellow, Harvard Divinity School

HAA - Diploma - Htaywai Naing - PG Diploma in Asian Art - IMG

The experiences of SOAS will transform your life.

Pwint Phyu Maung

PG Diploma in Asian Art and Zaykabar Museum, Myanmar

HAA - Diploma - Pwint Phyu Maung - PG Diploma in Asian Art - IMG

SOAS is one of the best universities to study art history in Europe.


Nguyen Van Tho

PG Diploma in Asian Art and Deputy Head of Conservation, My Son Sanctuary

HAA - PG - Nguyen Van Tho - PG Diploma Asian Art - images 240,186,165,56

I work as a relic conservation specialist in charge of exhibits at the My Son Heritage Gallery.

Seng Chantha

PG Diploma in Asian Art and Deputy Director of Dept of Archaeology and Conservation, Sambor Prei Kuk

HAA - PG - Seng Chantha - PG Diploma in Asian Art - images 240,186,165,56

SOAS has helped me to accomplish a big step forward in my current career.


Suon Bun Rith

MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa

HAA - PG - Suon Bun Rith - MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa - images 240,186,165,56

SOAS has helped to broaden my knowledge and experiences.

Gregory Bilotto
Gregory Bilotto

SOAS has a long tradition of training future academics, linguists and leaders for the fields of Oriental, African and Middle Eastern cultures.


Beatriz Cifuentes

BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan

Beatriz Cifuentes: BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan

When I heard about SOAS I immediately knew it was the school for me.

Xavier Fournier

MA History of Art and Archaeology (Near & Middle East & South East Asia)

Xavier Fournier

The insight provided, knowledge delivered and understanding transmitted during lectures, seminars and conferences at SOAS is impressive and requires real personal involvement in the topics.


Elizabeth Kelly

MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East

Elizabeth Kelly

Studying Islamic Art History at SOAS has been one of the most engrossing, pleasurable and rewarding pursuits I have undertaken.


Katja Utz, University of Heidelberg

Erasmus Programme

AA-Katja Utz

The UK and especially London is a great place to study. SOAS in particular offers a warm and hearty atmosphere with the opportunity to study at a renowned university and get to know people from everywhere in the world.

Guillaume Vandame

BA History of Art and Archaeology

Guillaume Vandame

My initial impression of SOAS was that it was extraordinarily different. I used to describe it as the ‘United Nations’ to friends and family, because of its diversity.