Welcome to the Center for Burma Studies


The image above was taken at the Asia Society in New York City, where the Center for Burma Studies loaned several objects for an exhibit. The three objects in the photograph belong to the Center. 

International Burma Studies Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th-Sunday, October 9th
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
For more information, visit our conference website!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 25th, 7-9 PM, Jack Arends Hall Room 111

  • The Burma Interest Group at NIU will be screening three movies set in Burma/Myanmar.
  • There will be free food and soda provided.
  • Please email Karla at Z1754492@students.niu.edu for more information and to confirm your attendance. 

Fall 2016, NIU Art Museum and the Jack Olson Gallery

Kaleidoscope: Celebrating 30 Years of Art at the Center for Burma Studies

  • An exhibit celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies at NIU focusing on multiple interdisciplinary approaches of Burmese Art reflecting past and present through a series of mini exhibitions.
  • As a prism or kaleidoscope, this collection-based exhibition will be exploring Burmese Art from different perspectives and will dive into a series of small, thematic presentations around the hidden treasures and masterpieces of the Burma Art Collection at NIU. 

Past Events:

Friday, February 19th, 12 PM, Campus Life Building Room 100

Rescuing Vanishing Art: Reverse Glass Painting in Mainland Southeast Asia

  • Lecture by the Center for Burma Studies' Director, Catherine Raymond and Art History Graduate Student, Carmin Berchiolly
  • Presented as part of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies Spring Lecture Series.


The Center for Burma Studies sadly announces the passing of one of our founding members, Dr. F. K. Lehman (Chit Hlaing). In memoriam, we have created a tribute page where everyone can contribute photographs and memories of Dr. Lehman.
This page can be accessed by 
clicking here.


Journal of Burma Studies Volume 19.2 (abstracts)

Current Exhibit:
"Beyond Aesthetics: The Art of
Burmese Metalworking"

Jack Arends Building, 2nd Floor

Featured Past Exhibit:
Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Asia Society New York, New York
February 10 through May 10, 2015

The Center for Burma Studies proudly loaned
 several objects to this exhibit in New York City!