Asian Art Research (AAR) is located in the School of Culture and Communication (SCC), Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne. It seeks to raise the profile of Asian art studies within and beyond the SCC from the periphery to a new centre.
AAR aims to promote scholarly enquiry across disciplinary boundaries, unite interests around new centres, cultivate appreciation of diversity within and beyond the University, and normalise engagement with Asian art and culture. As a platform for disseminating research and promoting academic exchange, AAR represents a hub of activity and intersection for art history and Asia studies.
AAR is comprised academics and students from across various programs, universities and institutions.
These programs include Art History and Art Curatorship and Arts and Cultural Management in the School of Culture and Communication (SCC), and other programs in SCC, Asia Institute, Centre of Visual Art, Grimwade Centre for Materials Conservation, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, as well as colleagues working in universities and institutions across Australia and internationally.
Our project team is made up of:
Associate Professor of Art History and Curatorship
Lecturer in Art History
McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow
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A key function of AAR is to elevate the work of graduate researchers and students interested in Asian art and culture, including international students and students of Asian background, as well as promoting the graduate student network Asian Art Dialogue.
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Asian Art Dialogue is a graduate student network and publication. Pieces are written by graduate researchers and students from across the AAR.
For all enquires please email Associate Professor Claire Roberts.