National Museum of China
Vice Section Chief / Associate Professor
ITP Year: 2009
Zhan is currently working as Vice Section Chief and Associate Professor in the Department of Collections at the National Museum of China in Beijing. Zhan has published papers on research concerning Chinese furniture, tables, and rubbings. Starting in 2016, she has also been conducting research on ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy.
At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Zhan was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.
In 2009 an element of the programme was a morning of presentations, in which groups of participants presented a 10-minute illustrated talk, prompted by the task to consider a new display of the fellows’ cultures at the British Museum. Zhan’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Jing Zhao, was entitled Tea Culture in the Song Dynasty.
Zhan’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the National Museum of China
In March 2010 Zhan attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where she presented a paper on what she had gained, both professionally and personally, from attending the ITP and her career development since the programme.
ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 1 (2013), Collections in focus: Red lacquered and inlaid wardrobes