Dr Wenny Teo, Manuela and Ivan Wirth Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

In 2012, The Courtauld announced the creation of three new faculty teaching and research posts in Asian art history.

These posts mark a major step in the expansion of The Courtauld’s curriculum beyond the Western tradition.

Dr Wenny Teo took up the post of Manuela and Ivan Wirth Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Her research focus is on Chinese art from 1978 to the present day, with an emphasis on discourses of globalisation, cross-cultural politics and issues of critical translation.

Dr Sussan Babaie takes up the second post in September 2013. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this post will be based on the period 1000 to 1750 AD, focusing on questions of imperialism and artistic patronage in Asia.

In September 2013 The Courtauld will launch a unique MA in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation. Funded by an endowment of £2.5 million by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation of Hong Kong. This new MA will build on existing research, conservation and teaching by the Conservation of Wall Paintings Department and will be led by Dr Giovanni Verri, Lecturer in Buddhist Art.

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