Clare Harris is Reader in Visual Anthropology at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She is also curator of Asian Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum (the University of Oxford’s museum of anthropology and archaeology), and a Fellow of Magdalen College. Her publications and research focus on the material and visual culture of Tibet and the Himalayas. She has produced three books—including In the Image of Tibet: Tibetan Painting after 1959 (Reaktion Books, London 1999)—the first study of modern Tibetan art. Dr. Harris has curated exhibitions (such as Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital in 2003) and was instrumental in the creation of The Tibet Album, a website and research tool featuring historic photographs of Tibet. She has recently completed the manuscript for her next book, The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics and the Representation of Tibet.
Magdalen College, Oxford