Dr Charlotte Galloway

Honorary Associate Professor
College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 (0)412627579, +61 2 61255107

Areas of expertise

  • Curatorial And Related Studies 2102
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation 210202
  • Art History 190102
  • Museum Studies 210204
  • Asian History 210302
  • Other History And Archaeology 2199

Research interests

Asian Art History, particularly the Buddhist art of Myanmar (Burma), Curatorial and Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Management (Asia), Contemporary Art (Myanmar), Education and Research Development Myanmar

Biography

Dr Galloway completed her PhD at ANU in the Buddhist imagery of the early Bagan period, Myanmar. After a career at the National Gallery of Australia she returned to ANU to lecture in Curatorial Studies, and Asian art history. Dr Galloway is an experienced and innovative educator and has convened programs at all levels, most recently being the HDR convenor for the School of Art & Design. A frequent visitor to Myanmar Dr Galloway has undertaken museum collection projects at Sri Ksetra, Myanmar's first UNESCO listed site, and Bagan. She lectures to students at the Field School of Archaeology and Department of Archaeology University of Yangon, and was a UNESCO Expert for the nomination dossier for Bagan's 2019 successful world heritage listing. With strong interests in Myanmar's higher education development, Dr Galloway has run numerous workshops, and is currently the project lead for the DFAT funded drafting of higher education components for Myanmar's next national education strategic plan. Dr Galloway has broad engagement with Myanmar and is the current Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre.

Dr Galloway is a member of a number of professional organisations including ICOM and Museums Australia, the Association of Asian Studies, Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies, and the Asian Studies Association of Australia. She holds a number positions including:
Director, ANU Myanmar Research Centre and co-convenor Myanmar Update Conference 2021
Co-Chair Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethics Review Committee
Member Advisory Board Bloomsbury Academic book series Contextualizing Art Markets

 

Researcher's projects

Current:
PI (with V.Taylor, J.Lijeblad and AJ Mitchell) Myanmar NESP2 - drafting 10 components Chapter 7 University Education, Research and Innovation (project managed by ANU Enterprises, funded by DFAT)
Field research of early Pyu culture and ongoing research of Bagan's Buddhist culture (on-going).
Myinpyagu Temple, Bagan - art research for Getty Conservation Institute https://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/bagan/index.html 
Research Associate, International Research Centre for the History and Culture of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms, Northumbria University.
Co-convenor 2021 ANU Myanmar Update

Recent:
External Advisor for Global Development Network project "Doing Research Assessment", Myanmar team 2019-2020.
http://www.gdn.int/sites/default/files/u115/Doing%20Research%20Mayanmar%20Country%20Report.pdf 
Co-convenor "Managing Challenges During Myanmar's Transition", University of Yangon July 5-6 2019.
Co-curator with Nicholas Coppel, "Pictures of Transition. Contemporary Paintings from Myanmar", School of Art and Design Gallery ANU, 1-15 March 2019.   https://issuu.com/anuschoolofartgallery/docs/pictures_of_transition_catalogue_fi  

2018 Art historical analysis of mural paintings at Hpay-thon-zu Temple Bagan, for Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

2017 - 18 UNESCO International Expert, world heritage nomination dossier for  Bagan, Myanmar
2016 - 20 Museum development, Bagan Museum, Myanmar
2015 - 20 Development of the the Department of Archaeology Museum, University of Yangon, Myanmar and Staff training in Museology and Research Writing - initial funding through ANU grant from GPfD DFAT.
2013 - present Collection documentation and research Sri Ksetra Museum, Pyay, Myanmar.

Current student projects

PhD and MPhil research supervisions (Chair and/or  Primary/Associate Supervisor):
Miho Watanabe: "Awareness of Between-ness. The concept of creating artworks from the view of a Japanese /Australian diaspora artist".

Zoe Freney: "Extremely Perfect, Extremely Bad: Paingint Alternate Maternal Identities"

Lucie Folan: "Jain pilgrimage art: tracing history, creation, meaning and content in Jain tirtha paintings"

Pat Stone: "From Gothic Revival to Gum-leaves: fashion changes in church textiles in 20th century Australia" 

Past student projects

PhD:
Krynkana Kongpetch: "Being after Being: The invisible form. How can Buddhism and Phenomenology explain materiality beyond after death." (2020)
Carmen Ky: "Abstract painting and the intersection between figuration and abstraction with conceputal resonance of the Five Elements" (2020)
Claudia Chaseling: “Spacial Painting and the Mutative Perspective. How Painting Can Breach Spacial Dimensions and Transfer Meaning Through Abstraction" (2019)
Alex Burchmore: "New Export China: Translations across time and place in contemporary Chinese porcelain art (1996-2016)" (2019)
Khadeeja Althagafi: "The Art of Saudi Traditional Jewellery: Rejuvenation for A Contemporary World" (2018)
Sally Bamford: "The Nat imagery of Myanmar" (2017)

MA and Honours research theses  (most recent completions):
J.Peh: "Iconography and Identity in Peranakan Ceramics" (2018)
J.Dumont: "The Halo in early Buddhist art" (2018)
Yifang Cui: "“The Emperor’s Chicken Cup – a study in ‘value’” (2017)
Hanfei Shi: "Contemporary Chinese Art - the Politics and the Market" (2017)
E.Elliot: "Shiva Nataraja Lord of the Dance: A Catalyst for redefining/changing curatorial practice.” (2016)
E.Stewart: "An art history of the terracotta figurative plaques from the Khin Ba mound" (2016)
K.McGowan: 'The biography of a Tibetan Buddhist Refuge Tree thangka in Canberra, Australia' (2016)
Chiei Ishida: "Chinese and Taiwanese Performance art of the 1980s" (2014)
Haolan Liang: "Two Traditions Engage: Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting of Zhao Xiaoping" (2014)

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

Return to top

Updated:  30 November 2021 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers