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Pengliang Lu

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Associate Curator

Country: China

ITP Year: 2007


Lu is currently an associate curator of Chinese decorative arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in the Department of Asian Art. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as a curator at the Shanghai Museum, China. Pengliang works with Chinese decorative arts and has published articles on metal works, ceramics, textiles, and literati objects. He is also a PhD candidate at the Bard Graduate Center, conducting research on Chinese bronzes and antiquarianism of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Lu has participated in the organisation of over twenty art exhibitions for national and international museums, including the exhibition of Assyrian Treasures at The British Museum. In 2014, he wrote an academic article on Xuande bronzes for the special issue of Arts of Asia dedicating to the British Museum’s exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Lu was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Lu attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where he presented a paper on what he had gained, both professionally and personally, from attending the ITP and his career development since the programme.

In November 2015 Lu attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS Mumbai, India and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK and programme partners and British Museum colleagues.