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SOAS University of London

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

Dr Heather Elgood, MBE

BA (Hons), MA, PhD
  • Teaching


Hettie Elgood
Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Founder and Director Emerita of the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art

Centre for Iranian Studies


SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme

Programme Board Member, Scholarships Sub-board Member

Dr Heather Elgood, MBE
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Persian and Indian manuscript painting, Hindu early sculpture and ritual arts

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, was awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list, published on Tuesday 30 December 2014.


Indian art circle, Educational committee of the Bharat Kala Bhavan, Cultural committee of Asia House. Royal Asiatic society