Dr. Sian Jay

Dr. Jay is an Oxford educated anthropologist with a passionate interest in art, architecture and design history.

Formerly a researcher in the departments of Ethnography and Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum in London, and an Editor for the Macmillan Dictionary of Art, she is now based in Singapore.

Dr. Jay both writes on and teaches the history and theory of art, architecture and design at various institutions including Lasalle College of the Arts, and runs anthropology courses for the University of Buffalo - NY in Singapore. She has edited and contributed to a number of publications including the acclaimed Indonesian Heritage Series, a book on Indonesian Tribal Art, and several books on Indonesian design.

A keen traveler and researcher, Dr. Jay travels frequently back to Europe to study art and architecture, usually with a group of students in tow. She most recently collaborated with the Singapore Institute of Architects to research and to write a book on the History of the Architectural Profession in Singapore.