COVER IMAGES OF EDITIONS OF THE GUARDIAN MAGAZINE, 1955-1970S, BURMA. PHOTO: CHARLOTTE GALLOWAY – TAASA Review September 2012
B urmese art has long been the poor relation of Asian art historical research.
Political upheaval from the 1950s saw access to Burma become difficult for many, right through to the late 1990s.
Some intrepid scholars did manage to undertake research in Burma during this time, one of the most notable being TAASA member, Dr Pamela Gutman, who received her PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 1976 on the subject of Ancient Arakan...