Keeper of Eastern Art
Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus is Keeper of the Eastern Art Department where the collections include ceramics, textiles, sculpture, metalwork, paintings, prints and other decorative arts that span more than 5,000 years of cultural and artistic development in Asia. Her curatorial responsibilities are mainly in the area of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art. As Associate Professor for the History of Art in India her remit at Oxford includes teaching and research in Indian material and visual culture. She is a Fellow of St Cross College.
- Trade and Exchange in Modern South Asia: Transcultural Objects, Ideas and Identities (MPhil and MSc in South Asian Studies, SIAS)
- Encountering South Asian Sculpture (BA History of Art)
- Supervision on topics in South Asian material and visual culture across the Social Sciences and Humanities
- "Parish Churches, Colonisation and Conversion in Sixteenth Century Portuguese Goa," in Parish Churches in the Early Modern World, ed. Andrew Spicer, Ashgate, 2015.
- Yoshida Hiroshi: A Japanese artist in India, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 19 June–13 September 2015, (Kolkata). Edited by C Pollard and M Kumbera Landrus.
- Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th century art in India, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 March–1 June 2015 (Kolkata). Contributors: S Bhandare, M Kumbera Landrus, A Lahiri, P Mitter and P Pal.
- “Trans-cultural Temples: Identity and Practice in Goa,” in In the Shadow of the Golden Age, ed. Julia Hegewald, EB Verlag, Berlin 2014.
- ‘Sculptures from Kerala: Form and Performance", in Marg Publications, Mumbai, March 2014.
- “Women Representing Women,” in Tradition, Trauma, Transformation: Representations of Women, Brown University, March 2011.
- “Early Masterpieces, 1950s–70s” in MF Husain, Brown University, February 2010.
- “Goa: the Rome of the Orient,” in Baroque, 1620–1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence, eds. Nigel Llewellyn and Michael Snodin. London: V & A Publishing, 2009.
- Catalogue entries on the Indian objects [Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Colonial] in Selected Works, Catalogue of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 2008, pp. 48–52.
- “Portuguese Goa – Taking Ownership with Architecture,” in Vanamala, ed. Klaus Bruhn and Gerd Mevissen, Wiedler Buchverlag, Berlin, 2006, pp. 97–107.
- “Vijayanagara Art: A Political and Historical Metaphor,” in Sagar 10 (University of Texas at Austin, 2003) 78–101.