2017/2018 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Senior Fellow

Mrs. Ming WILSON (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK)
Mrs. Wilson joined the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1994 and is now the Senior Curator in the Asian Department. She received the MA degree in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London before she joined the museum. She has organized exhibitions and written books on a wide range of topics in Chinese art, including export paintings, jades, books, imperial robes and the history of Chinese art in Britain. Her recent research is on Sino-British diplomatic gifts. Mrs. Wilson will spend three months at The Palace Museum (Beijing, China) to study the British objects in the collection, with the aim of identifying British diplomatic gifts to the Qing court and tracing how the non-diplomatic British products were sent to the court. Through the study, she hopes to understand the Sino-British exchange and diplomatic relationship in the Qing Dynasty.


J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Dr. JIANG Yanwen (Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China)
Dr. Jiang is currently a Lecturer at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He received his Ph. D. Degree in Art History from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2017. His research focuses on the ancient Chinese art history and Chinese folk art. Dr. Jiang will spend twelve months at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada) to categorize and study the Museum's collections of Chinese prints and folk art. He will also participate in the Museum's curatorial work. During his time in Toronto, he will visit other museums in North America to study related collections.


Ms. QIU Huilei (Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China)
Ms. Qiu works at the Education Department in the Shanghai Museum. She is responsible for the lecture series of the Museum and involved in the editing of basic readings and advanced research monographs, the organization of the special exhibitions for schools, the management of the online art courses and the undergraduate volunteer programme of the Shanghai Museum. She is now helping to reform the structure of the education projects for the new branch of the Shanghai Museum, which will be open to the public in 2020. She will spend four months at The British Museum (London, UK) to study the education projects of The British Museum. At the same time, she will also explore the correlation between The British Museum and the building of the urban culture.


Mr. RONG Bo (Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an, China)
Mr. Rong is a Professor of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum of China. He engaged in the conservation and restoration of the excavated sculptures of the Terracotta Army in the museum for many years. His research in recent years focuses on the conservation of the excavated ancient polychrome terracotta sculpture and the study of the structures and the manufacturing techniques of the polychrome Terracotta Army. He will spend five months at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C., U.S.A.) to conduct scientific research on the binding media in the polychrome layers of the excavated Terracotta Army. He will also exchange views on the conservation techniques used to preserve the excavated polychrome terracotta sculptures with the conservators and scientists.


Ms. WU Meng (The Palace Museum, Beijing, China)
Ms. Wu is working in the Information Department at The Palace Museum for the digital interaction projects at the galleries as well as the planning of the Digital Gallery at Gate of Correct Deportment (Duanmen), devoting to let the audience to have a deeper understanding of the collections. Ms. Wu will spend four months in The British Museum (London, UK) to participate in the digital projects for the renovated China Gallery and to share the experience with the fellow colleagues.


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