Denise Heywood is
an art historian, author, lecturer, photographer and journalist. She worked
in Cambodia as a journalist for three years in the 1990s and has
been a scholar of Southeast Asian
art ever since.
Her books include
one on the Buddhist temples of Laos, Ancient Luang Prabang,
also in French, and another on Cambodian Dance
Celebration of the Gods, with a foreword by Princess
Buppha Devi, daughter of King Sihanouk.
Now based in
London, she is a lecturer for the National Association of
Decorative and Fine Art Societies (NADFAS), The Art Fund, The
School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
on their post-graduate Asian Art Course and Madingley Hall
(University of Cambridge). She has lectured all over Britain,
Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, South Africa and
Europe at universities, colleges, schools, art institutions
and travel organisations including the Royal Geographical
Society, The British Museum, and The National Trust.
She writes for
many art, literary and travel publications, has appeared on
television and radio, leads art tours to Southeast Asia and
lectures on cruise ships.