SOAS University of London

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

Ms Nixi Cura

MA (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
  • Teaching
  • Research


Nixi Cura
Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Senior Teaching Fellow

Ms Nixi Cura
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SOAS University of London
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Nixi Cura read East Asian Studies at Yale University, then specialised in Chinese painting and Buddhist art, with a minor in Romanesque art, at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her current research interests include Qing art, especially during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), collecting and antiquarian practices in the Qing, Republican and Manchukuo periods, and contemporary Chinese visual culture. Nixi serves concurrently as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow and co-founded the Arts of China Consortium.


Honorary Research Fellow, School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Arts Advisory Committee, Asia House
Secretary, Arts of China Consortium


  • Visual Arts of Dynastic China (to 1800) - Cohort B

  • Arts of Modern and Contemporary China (since 1800)


  • Qing dynasty (1644-1911) painting and material culture
  • Qing bannerman and Manchu cultural history
  • Qing archaeology and tomb practice
  • Collecting and antiquarian practices during the Qing, Republican (1911-1949) and Manchukuo (1932-1945) periods
  • Ceramics of the Republican period (1911-1949)
  • Modern and contemporary Chinese visual culture