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Dr Meri Arichi

Meri Arichi

Meri Arichi is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London where she lectures on the history of Japanese art. She studied Art History in London and Florence and worked in Christies in London from 1989 to 1993. She returned to university in 1993, and received her PhD from SOAS in 2003 and a post-doctoral fellowship from the CSJR (Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions) at SOAS in 2003. Her area of research interest is Buddhist art of Japan, particularly focusing on the Shinto-Buddhist syncretism in Medieval Japan. She is the convenor for the Japan and Korea module of the SOAS postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art Courses, leads tours to Japan and lectures freelance for The Arts Society. She has taught short courses at the British Museum, V&A and Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School.