Alex Burchmore

Dr Alex Burchmore is an art historian and arts writer, specialising in the study of Chinese art of the past and present with a particular focus on ceramics, trade and export, and the interweaving of personal and material identities. He received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2019 and joined the faculty of the University of Sydney’s Museum and Heritage Studies department in 2021. Alex has published widely, receiving the inaugural Oxford Art Journal Essay Prize for Early Career Researchers in 2018. He is currently working on a monograph adapted from his doctoral research and recently contributed a chapter on contemporary work in porcelain to The Allure of Matter: Materiality Across Chinese Art (Smart Museum of Art/ University of Chicago Press, 2021).

The Chau Chak Wing Museum in Sydney, Australia