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Zen Oriental Design ABN: 6466 1070 230

Zen Oriental Design Arts and Education Consultancy was established in 1987 within an existing business specializing in Asian arts and antiques since 1967. At that time, Alan Myren, from the Indian Section of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, quickly established himself as Adelaide’s leading Asian Arts and antiques dealer. He drew upon his skills from the time he was a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, lecturer in Asian Art for the Museum, London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, (as well as studying Sanskrit) and worked for the Archaeological Survey of India. In 1982 Lee Grafton joined the gallery and together they developed an adjunct business specialising in designing tours to Asia for those with enquiring minds, a desire to experience Asia and to learn, understand and appreciate.

Zen Oriental Journeys AFTA No: 12291 ATAS No: 10966

Zen Oriental Journeys are ‘handcrafted’ by Lee who has developed a high level of organisational skills in planning and operating tours since 1982. Lee was a visual arts teacher and became the State Advisor to the Asia Education Foundation of the Sidney Myer Asialink Centre of the University of Melbourne. Recognised as a leading authority on the arts of Asia, he wrote and delivered post graduate and Master’s Degree courses in Asian Art for the University of Adelaide and Art Gallery of South Australia, as well as the Including Studies of Asia post graduate courses for educators at Flinders University. He has been a regular traveller to all destinations since 1971 and developed a network of outstanding licenced travel providers throughout East, South, Southeast and Central Asia. International flight ticketing is provided through an Accredited AFTA/ATAS agent in South Australia. He has planned and operated tours for Australian travel companies as well the Department of Education, The Asia Education Foundation, International Education Services,and school sites.
 
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