Charlotte Galloway

Art Historian

Art historian Charlotte Galloway has been traveling to Myanmar since 1999, when she started her doctoral research on Bagan. A senior lecturer in Asian art history and curatorial studies at the Australian National University, Charlotte worked for a decade as an Asian art curator and museum registrar before taking up her academic position. She is an expert on Burmese Buddhist art and has recently completed the first inventory of the museum collection at Sri Ksetra, one of the Pyu Ancient Cities, Myanmar’s only UNESCO world heritage listing. Charlotte also lectures for the Field School of Archaeology (Myanmar) and the University of Yangon. She is a UNESCO Specialist working on the nomination dossier for Bagan’s world heritage listing and is involved broadly with heritage issues. Charlotte’s interests include safeguarding of world heritage, and she has been a consultant to both the Australian and U.S. governments on cases relating to the illegal trade in antiquities. Charlotte has travelled throughout much of Asia and is particularly interested in the spread of Buddhism throughout the region, regional histories, cultural interactions and exchanges.