John Guy, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, provides unique insight into the exhibition The Lost Dhow and trade in Chinese Ceramics.
EVENT: Lecture: Green, Blue, and White: Chinese Ceramics, Shipwrecks, and Ninth-Century Indian Ocean Trade
DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
VENUE: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
About John Guy
John Guy is Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York, with research interests in the area of Hindu-Buddhist-Jain sculpture, and in the ceramic and textile trade of the Indian Ocean diaspora.
He joined the Met Asian Department in 2008 after 22 years at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, where he was Senior Curator of Asia, with responsibility for the South and Southeast Asian sculpture collections. He was elected a Fellow of the London Society of Antiquaries in 2003, and has been awarded a number of research grants, including from the British Academy, the Nehru Trust, and the Getty Curatorial Research Scheme. He also served for a year as the V&A/Sussex University Exchange Teaching Fellow.
He has acted as an advisor to UNESCO on historical sites in Southeast Asia and worked in partnership with government archaeological agencies in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. This has included a number of archaeological excavations, at both land and maritime sites, most recently at Wat Phu in Laos and My Son in Vietnam, and on the Hoi An shipwreck site cargo in Vietnam, documenting sites of World Heritage importance.
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