ABOUT

The Australasian Network for Asian Art (an4aa) consists of researchers including academics, curators, and post-graduate students from Australia and New Zealand working in the field of Asian art. Our specialisations and interests are various across geographical and temporal registers. In addition to studies in Asian art, the Network is attentive to histories of cultural interaction among Asian cultures and between Asian and non-Asian cultures.

Our activities currently include: 

  • Talks and symposia related to Asian art

  • Annual professional gathering held in conjunction with the AAANZ annual conference

  • Annual graduate researcher workshop

  • Advocacy for Asian art research and resources

an4aa is an open means for sharing research and fostering a scholarly community. It is also a vehicle for advocacy and a site for mutual critique in a supportive environment. There is no fixed membership structure, and all researchers are supported by their home institutions. Building and maintaining critical mass in this area of research is a primary goal of the Network, to which end, we seek to proactively engage with researchers and research groups across Australasia and internationally. The Network seeks to be inclusive as well as adaptive and responsive in uncertain and at times hostile environments that have been made even more complex by the pandemic. Over 2020-2023 the group is being managed by members from Australian National University and the University of Melbourne with bi-annual discussion with a Consulting Group. From 2023, it is envisioned that colleagues from a new pair of institutions will assume the triennial coordinating duties.

COORDINATING GROUP 2020-2023

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Wulan Dirgantoro

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow | School of Culture and Communication | Faculty of Arts | The University of Melbourne

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Claire Roberts

FAHA Associate Professor Art History | School of Culture and Communication | Faculty of Arts | The University of Melbourne

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Mark Erdmann

Lecturer in Art History | School of Culture and Communication | Faculty of Arts | The University of Melbourne

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Charlotte Galloway

Honorary Associate Professor | College Arts & Social Sciences | 

Australian National University

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Chaitanya Sambrani

Associate Professor, Centre for Art History and Art Theory | Convenor, Higher Degrees by Research, School of Art and Design | Australian National University

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POST-GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES 2020-2021

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Soo-Min Shim

PhD Scholar | Centre for Art History and Art Theory | School of Art and Design | Australian National University 

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Caitlin Hughes

PhD Scholar | School of Culture and Communication | Faculty of Arts | The University of Melbourne

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CONSULTING GROUP 2020-2023

Michelle Antoinette
 

Senior Lecturer | Art History and Theory Program | Monash Art Design & Architecture

Emily Brink
 

Assistant Professor of Art History | School of Design | University of Western Australia 

Richard Bullen
 

Associate Professor | Art History and Theory | School of Humanities and Creative Arts | Te Whare Wānanga o |Waitaha | University of  Canterbury

Russell Kelty
 

Acting Curator, Asian Art |  Art Gallery of South Australia

Olivier Krischer

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU | Honorary Associate |  University of Sydney

Zara Stanhope

Director | Govett-Brewster  Art  Gallery | New Plymouth