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Mary M Dusenbury,
Affiliate Research Curator

Research Interests

  • East and Central Asian textiles

Significant & Ongoing Projects

Dusenbury documented and oversaw the conservation and rehousing of the Asian textile collection in the Spencer, wrote a catalogue raisonné of the collection, Flowers, Dragons and Pine Trees: Asian Textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art (New York and Manchester: Hudson Hills Press, 2004), and curated an exhibition of the same title. Dusenbury organized a colloquium in 2010 and a major international symposium in 2013 for an interdisciplinary study of color in ancient and medieval East Asia. These collaborations resulted in the publication Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia, which was edited by Dusenbury and published by the Spencer and Yale University Press in 2015.