S.S. (Sandra) Sardjono MA

  • PhD student
  • Southeast Asia, in particular Indonesia

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2171
E-Mail: s.s.sardjono@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS Indonesie

Research project:

My fields of interest include the material culture of textiles and the art history of Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia My PhD dissertation research, “Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java” reflects the intersection of these two interests. Building on analysis of “textile” patterns on the walls of early temples and sculptures from roughly the 8th to 15th centuries, the research will consider the agency of the artist and the role of textile depiction in creating an image suitable for the patrons and deities. Anthropological approach to textile study and study of trades particularly with China, South Asia, and other Southeast Asian regions will also be critical components of the research.

Supervisor: Prof. Marijke Klokke.


  • PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley (2012)

  • MA in History of Art and Archaeology and Certificate in Art Conservation with textiles emphasis, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2000)

  • BA double major in Biology and interdisciplinary of History of Art and Studio Art, Bowdoin College, Maine (1994)


  • Assistant Curator, Costume and Textiles Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2006-2009)

  • Textile Conservator, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York (2001-2006)

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant, “Experiencing The Hindu Temple: The Art of Medieval India in Perspective” Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (Fall 2010)

  • Co-instructor, “Introduction to Indonesian Textiles” Department of the History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles (Fall 2009)

  • Co-instructor, “Textile Technology and Structure” Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (Spring 2002, 2004, 2006)


  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

  • Fellowships (Summer 2010)Asian Cultural Council Grant (2006)

  • Four-year full MA funding, New York University (1996-2000)

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