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The Australian National University

Dr Charlotte Galloway

Senior Lecturer Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies
ANU 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
  • History And Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified 219999

Research interests

Asian art history, particularly the Buddhist art of Myanmar (Burma), Curatorial and Museum Studies, Cultural heritage management (Asia)


Dr Galloway completed her BA (Art History and Curatorship) at ANU, and worked at the National Gallery of Australia as a curator in the Asian Art department, and then as Associate Registrar Loans and Exhibitions. On completing her PhD in the Buddhist imagery of the early Bagan period, Myanmar, she returned to ANU to lecture in Curatorial Studies, and Asian art history. Dr Galloway established and convenes the undergraduate minor in Asian art history. She is a frequent visitor to Myanmar and is working on musem collection projects at Sri Ksetra, Myanmar's first UNESCO listed site, and Bagan. She also lectures to students from the Field School of Archaeology and Department of Archaeology, Yangon University. Currently she is a UNESCO Expert assisting with the nomination dossier for Bagan's world heritage listing.

Dr Galloway is  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 the following positions:
Management Committee Myanmar Research Centre ANU
Member Humanities and Creative Arts Editorial Board, ANU Press
Co-Chair Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethics Review Committee
Deputy Chair AusHeritage
Publication committee TAASA Review, Journal of The Asian Arts Society of Australia 

In 2012 Dr Galloway received the College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was nominated for the Collaborator of the Year award in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, she was a candidate for the Vice Chancellor's award for teaching excellence.

Dr Galloway is postgraduate coursework convenor for the MA Art History and Curatorial Studies and convenes the following courses:
ARTH2056/ARTH6056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation
ARTH2059/ARTH6059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Continuity and Change
ARTH2104/ARTH6104 Asian Art In-country
ARTH2044/ARTH6044 Art and its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display
ARTH3001 Art History and Curatorship Internship




Researcher's projects

2017 - UNESCO International Expert contributing to world heritage nomination dossier for  Bagan, Myanmar

2016 - Museum development, Bagan Museum, Myanmar

2015 - Development of the the Department of Archaeology Museum, University of Yangon, Myanmar and Staff training in Museology anf Research Writing - funded through ANU grant from GPfD DFAT.

2013-16 Collection documentation and research Sri Ksetra Museum, Pyay, Myanmar

2013, Australia-India Council (DFAT) grant through AusHeritage to further engagement with the J.C.Bose Trust, Kolkata to assist with planning of the J.C. Bose House Museum

2010, Australia-Malaysia Institute grant, "Curating Malaysian Textile Online" - with Dr Hwei-fen Cheah, in collaboration with Museum Seni Asia, University of Malaya.

Available student projects

Dr Galloway is available to supervise students in various fields related to Asian art history and curatorial studies

Current student projects

PhD research:
Sally Bamford: "The Nat imagery of Myanmar"

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

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

Melanie Eastburn: "Collecting Khmer Sculpture: its appeal, interpretation and international trade, 1860s to 1960s"





Past student projects

MA research theses:
Chiei Ishida: "Chinese and Taiwanese Performance art of the 1980s" (completed July 2014)

Haolan Liang: "Two Traditions Engage: Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Painting of Zhao Xiaoping" (completed July 2014)


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