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Mei Dong

National Museum of China

Assistant Research Fellow

Country: China

ITP Year: 2013


Mei Dong is primarily responsible for communication and coordination within National Museum of China’s international exhibitions sector; helping curators to communicate with international counterparts in English: translating agreements: creating object lists and catalogues: interpreting during installation, dismantling and opening ceremonies. Mei Dong’s other duties include, international conference organisation, planning and logistics and communication. In 2017 the British Museum’s touring exhibition A History of the World in 100 objects opened at National Museum of China.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Mei Dong was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

In 2013 participants are asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the space and programme for the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3.  Mei Dong’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Scenery in Pear Garden: Chinese Opera.

Mei Dong’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by National Museum of China.