Osmund Bopearachchi

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Former Adjunct Professor of Central and South Asian Art, Archaeology, and Numismatics

Osmund Bopearachchi is a Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S), 'Hellenism and Oriental Civilisations' program (UMR 8546/5), and teaches Central Asian and South-Asian archaeology and art history at the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. Prof. Bopearachchi holds a B.A. from the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), a B.A. honors, (M.A.), M.Phil., Ph.D. from the Paris I-Sorbonne University, and a Higher Doctorate (Habilitation) from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. He has published nine books, edited six books and published 130 articles in international journals. As a Trung Lam Visiting Scholar in Central Asian Art and Archaeology (2010-2012) at the University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Bopearachchi is working on a new catalogue of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins, as well as the publication of a selection of hitherto unknown masterpieces from Gandhāra and Greater Gandhāra dispersed in museums and private collections in Japan, Europe, Canada and United States of America.