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Flask decorated with 'famille rose' enamels
China, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Object no. PDF:824
© Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.
Photograph courtesy of SOAS

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This postgraduate programme offers a unique opportunity to study the arts of Asia and the Islamic world with lectures by leading scholars in the field.

The course provides an object-based learning experience through direct access to the reserved collections of the V&A and the British Museum. The course is based at the School of Oriental and African Studies in partnership with the two museums and has over 20 years of experience.

The lecture programme is supported by field trips to museums, galleries and private collections. The course is a training for museum curators, serious collectors, or those with a keen interest. It prepares students for work in a variety of professions in the art and the museum world and provides a pathway to the master’s degree for those with no background in the subject.

Students successfully completing any three of the modules below will will be awarded a University of London accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art.

Selection of modules:
Indian Art / September - December
Chinese Art / January - March
Islamic Art / April - July
Southeast Asian Art / April - July
Japanese & Korea Art / April - July

No prior specialist knowledge required.
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Four day short courses also offered

For further details, contact:
Dr Heather Elgood
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4445
Email: [email protected]

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