Qin CAO 曹芹
National Museum of Scotland 蘇格蘭國立博物館

Collecting and Displaying China at the National Museum of Scotland: Opportunities and Challenges
機遇與挑戰︰蘇格蘭國家博物館中國文物收藏與展示

The last 150 years of collecting from China have resulted in a sizeable collection with many outstanding pieces at the National Museum of Scotland. More recently, a number of contemporary acquisitions have been added to the historical collection. Its first dedicated East Asia gallery opened in 1996 and a new East Asia gallery is currently in development as the final stage of the Museum's fifteen-year transformation and renovation. The new gallery will present a display of China, Japan and Korea from past to present across four themes and some new acquisitions have been specifically made for the gallery. Along with all these exciting developments, we have also faced many challenges. This presentation will share my own experience in the role of the Chinese curator in collecting and displaying China.

歷經150多年的發展,蘇格蘭國家博物館所擁有的中國文物藏品數量可觀,其中不乏精品,並且近些年在當代藝術品的收藏上有所拓展。博物館於1996年開放首個東亞藝術館,現正處於建設之中的東亞新館是博物館15年總體規劃的最後一階段。新的展館將通過4個主題展示中國、日本及朝鮮半島的古往今來,並有數件專為為新館定制的藏品。新館的建設帶來了令人振奮的發展,但機遇與挑戰總是並存的,我將藉這個報告與各位分享自己負責中國藏品的典藏與展示工作的一些心得。