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Michael Willis


Postdoctoral Fellow 1988-89


Michael Willis is Curator, South Asia at the British Museum. He has curatorial charge of the early south Asian and Himalayan collections from the late centuries BCE to the circa fourteenth century CE. He conducts research on these collections and makes them available through publication, display and study-access. His special interests include Sanskrit, Tibetan and the history of south Asian religions.

Michael received his PhD from the University of Chicago and joined the British Museum in 1994. He has been a visiting professor at the Collège de France, the University of Groningen and the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).

Research Activities: 

The Temples of Gopeksetra, Dasarna, and Jejakadesa

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