Kerlogue, Fiona


Dr Fiona Kerlogue has been the Deputy Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum with responsibility for the Asian and European collections since October 2001. She lived in Malaysia as a child, an experience which led to a lifetime interest in world cultures. She studied at London University and Dartington College of Arts where she specialised in textiles. Fiona Kerlogue was a lecturer at the University of Jambi in Sumatra from 1989 to 1991. On returning to the UK, she undertook a doctorate in anthropology at the Centre for South-East Asian Studies at the University of Hull with a thesis on the batiks of Jambi. Her main regional area of expertise is Southeast Asia, and she has undertaken research in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Her research interests include the relationship between material culture and memory, the history of museum collecting and the role of material heritage in society. She has published numerous articles and books such as 'Batik: Design, Style and History' (2004); The Arts of Southeast Asia (2004).

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Deputy Keeper of Anthropology

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