775 East Blithedale #321
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Thomas Murray is a private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 13th-18th Centuries.
He has placed objects in more than 30 museums on four continents. A HALI contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 45 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan," "Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography" and most recently "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra". Many essays and book reviews may be accessed here.
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.
It is a great honor for him as he serves as a continuing member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."