Welcome to the Center for Burma Studies


The image above was taken at the Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art Exhibition Suite opening reception on September 08. 2016 at the NIU Art Museum. Photograph: Robert Banke, NIU

International Burma Studies Conference 2016

Friday, October 7th-Sunday, October 9th
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Thank you to everyone who attended the IBSC this year at NIU!
We will see you again here in four years!

For more information, visit our conference website!

Current Events:

Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art Exhibition Suite.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies
More information.

Journey through Burmese Art

  • August 23 - November 18, South Gallery, NIU Art Museum 

From Tradition to Modernity: Art from Myanmar as Viewed by Contemporary Burmese Artists

  • August 23 - November 18, Rotunda Gallery, NIU Art Museum

Masterpieces of the Burma Art Collection

  • August 23 - November 18, North Gallery, NIU Art Museum

Painting Myanmar Today: A Selection from the Thukhuma Collection

  • September 1 - October 27, Jack Olson Gallery, School of Art 


In memoriam of Dr. F. K. Lehman (Chit Hlaing), 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 20.1 (abstracts)

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!