Mélodie Doumy

British Library Chinese curator
Position
Curator, Chinese Collections
Specialism
Chinese Studies and Silk Road
Department
Collections
Related Offices
International Dunhuang project, UK China Library Group (member), European Association of Sinological Librarians (member), International Association for the Study of Silk Road textiles (member)

Mélodie Doumy holds a BA in Art History, Anthropology and Archaeology and an MA in Museum Studies from Ecole du Louvre (Paris), as well as a degree in Chinese Studies from INALCO (Paris) and an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University.

Prior to joining the British Library in 2015 to work as Curator and Researcher for the International Dunhuang Project (IDP), she was assistant curator at the V&A and worked in the UK and overseas in a range of cultural institutions. In February 2018, she became a permanent member of the East Asian section as Curator of the Chinese Collections, with a particular focus on the Stein Collection.

Her interests include the material cultures of China and the Eastern Silk Road, Buddhism, history of Collections, and cultural diplomacy.

Subjects

East Asia

Resources for the study of East Asian languages and cultures