Amir Sidharta is the Curator/Director of the Museum Universitas Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang (a study center of Indonesian fine art just outside Jakarta) and a lecturer of architecture at Universitas Pelita Harapan. In 2005 he established Sidharta Auctioneer. His writings and photographs have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines in Indonesia, as well as in literary magazines and professional journals. He entered Oberlin College, Ohio, majoring in Art History in 1982 and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a bachelor degree in Architecture in 1987. Later, he continued his studies in Museology at George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1992-93 on a Fulbright Grant. He has also written books on art and architecture, among others 25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia and S. Sudjojono: Visible Soul.