Louise Tythacott

Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, School of Arts, SOAS, University of London, UK


Dr Louise Tythacott is Pratapaditya Pal Professor in Curating and Museology of Asian Art at SOAS. Her research focuses on the collecting and display of Buddhist and Chinese art in museums. Publications include: The Lives of Chinese Objects: Buddhism, Imperialism and Display (2011), Museums and Restitution (2014), Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West (2018), and Returning Southeast Asia's Past: Objects, Museums and Restitution (2019).