Nixi Cura serves concurrently as Senior Fellow, Executive Masters, Royal Academy of Arts, as Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Arts, SOAS University of London, and as Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. From 2007 to 2017, Nixi was Director of the Arts of China MLitt and PhD programs at Christie’s Education London/University of Glasgow. At Yale she read East Asian Studies, then specialized in Chinese painting, Buddhist art, and European Romanesque art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her current research interests include: Qing art, especially during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795); collecting and antiquarian practices in the Qing dynasty, Republican and Manchukuo periods; and contemporary Chinese visual culture. She co-founded the Arts of China Consortium and currently sits on the Asia House Arts Advisory Committee.