Art historian and lecturer on South and Southeast Asian material art. Specialist and collector in Asian textiles. Born in Sumatra, and lived in Asia for 25 years with her husband and family, including latterly 3 years in India. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art and Masters in Asian art at SOAS and is now a tutor and lecturer at SOAS and the V&A on Asian art history. She submitted her PhD thesis on medieval Javanese sculpture in December 2016.