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Textiles and Tai Supernaturalism: The Arts of Magic A Lecture Presentation by Susan Conway
Dr. Susan Conway has worked in inland Southeast Asia since she graduated with a fine arts degree in 1983. She was involved in the first major team project to record and photograph the temple mural paintings of Lan Na (north Thailand and Isan (northeast Thailand), funded by the Ford Foundation. she has published books on the culture, arts and crafts of north Thailand (“Silken Threads, Lacquer Thrones", 2003) and the Shan States of Burma (“The Shan: Culture Arts and Crafts”, 2006). She has also contributed to many books, including “Burma: Art and Archaeology”, British Museum Press, 2002, “Through the Thread of Time, James H.W. Thompson Foundation, 2004 and “Myth, Status and the Supernatural”, James H.W. Thompson Foundation and River Books, 2007. She has conducted field work for thirty years, organising conferences and exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA. Her current research is on Tai Supernaturalism, the material culture of Magic.