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Michael W. Meister is an art historian, archaeologist and architectural historian at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the W. Norman Brown Professor in the Department of History of Art and South Asia Studies, and has served as chair of the Department of South Asia Studies and as the director of the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center. In addition, he is Consulting Curator, Asian Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Faculty Curator of the South Asia Art Archive within the Penn Library's South Asia Image Collection. His research focuses on Hindu temple architecture, the morphology of meaning, and other aspects of the history of art and architecture of the Indian sub-continent. He has authored several hundred essays and edited several books, especially several volumes of the Encyclopædia of Indian Temple Architecture.
This collection consists of the conference proceedings for "Perceptions of India's Past," a conference held on December 18-20, 1989, concerning the influence art and architecture played in the historiography of India. It includes papers presented by leading scholars of Indian art and architecture. The collection contains six sessions, and is arranged chronologically by session number. It appears that Meister attended this conference.
Gift of Michael W. Meister, 2018.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Sam Allingham
- Finding Aid Date
- 2021 November 26
- Access Restrictions
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- Use Restrictions
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