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First Name

Rachel

Last Name

Saunders

Job Title

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums

Organization

Harvard University

Country

United States

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Biography

Rachel Saunders joined the Harvard Art Museums as Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art in October 2015. She earned her BA (Hons) in Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford and her MA in East Asian Art and Archaeology from the University of London (SOAS), and her Doctorate in History of Art and Architecture and East Asian Languages and Cultures from Harvard University in 2015. From 2004-2011 she was Research Associate for Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, during which time she was engaged in collections’ digitization of the MFA’s vast collection of Japanese rare books.