Dorian Fuller becomes new ICCHA Director (UK)

24 October 2012


Dorian Fuller was recently appointed to take over as the UK Executive Director of the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA)

The ICCHA Steering Committee met earlier this month in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Thilo Rehren, Director of UCL Qatar, who stepped down from the position of Executive Director of the Centre, although he remains on the committee.

Taking over this role, Dorian, who has extensive research interests in China, has indicated:

  • The ICCHA has an important role to play in creating synergies among the many staff and student research projects on Chinese archaeology, and facilitating networks of researchers in London and China. Having pursued research myself in China over the past several years, I have come to see that there is great potential to bring together the rapid growth in archaeological excavation and museum building in China with the specialists from UCL and elsewhere in the UK. I am looking forward to using the ICCHA to help foster more of such research collaborations.

The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), established in 2003 as a joint association between the School for Archaeology and Museology of Peking University and the UCL Institute of Archaeology, is dedicated to promoting China's cultural past and facilitating communication between Western and Eastern scholars.