2015/2016 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Senior Fellow

Mr. SZETO Yuen Kit (The Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China)
Mr. Szeto is the Xubaizhai curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art responsible for the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Department. He received his B. Ed Degree from the University of Warwick, M. Phil in Chinese art history from The University of Hong Kong, and Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney. His fields of research are mainly on late Ming and 20th century Chinese paintings and education of Chinese art. Mr. Szeto will spend four and a half months at The British Museum (London, U.K.) with visits to other museums in Europe to do specific topics of research on their Chinese painting collections including the provenance, establishment and collecting history as well as curatorship. He will also learn from their experience in interpretation and promotion of Chinese art in contemporary context. The Fellowship would facilitate networking and foster joint projects such as research and organization of exhibitions between the museums.

 

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Ms. JIN Jingzhi (Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China)
Graduated from the Art History Department of Gukushuin University, Japan, Ms. Jin currently works as a curator of the Exhibition Department of Shanghai Museum. Her research in recent years focused on how Japanese literati painters represented by Ike Taiga learned from Chinese literati paintings, incorporating the spirit of Chinese literati paintings into their own work, and promoted the forming of Japanese literati paintings. She coordinated and was involved in the curation of Shanghai Museum exhibitions such as Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings from The Yuan Dynasty In Japanese and Chinese Collections, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in American Collections, The Vision and Calligraphy of Aoyama San'u, and etc. During the twelve-month Fellowship exchange at the Tokyo National Museum, she will investigate and study the relation between the literati painting of the Edo period and Chinese painting, especially the paintings of the Ming and Qing dynasties. She will also prepare an exhibition on Japanese art of the Edo period during the Fellowship.

 

Dr. MAO Qiujin (Soochow University, Suzhou,China)
Dr. Mao received her Ph. D. degree in History of Chinese Art from the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. She has worked at the Chinese Civilisation Centre of City University of Hong Kong and is currently the Associate Professor of Soochow University in Suzhou. She teaches courses in History of Chinese Art, The Archaeology of Art and Museology. Her research interests are Buddhist art, history of Chinese traditional calligraphy and painting. She will spend twelve months at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, U.S.A.) to receive museum training, as well as to conduct research on the Gallery's collection of Chinese calligraphy and painting.

 

Ms. ZHU Ying (Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China)
Ms. Zhu is the director of education of Suzhou Museum and her research field is museum and children's art education. She has rich experience in planning and organizing school and special exhibition education programmes. She has participated in many museum and art education related national research programmes and the education programmes which she has designed have received national and local awards. She will spend six months at Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, U.S.A) to participate in the museum education programmes as well as to assist in the organization and interpretation of exhibition projects of Chinese art.

 

** The List is arranged in alphabetical order of Fellows’ names