National Museum of China
Assistant Research Fellow
ITP Year: 2015
Liu has been working at the National Museum of China, Beijing, China since 2013. He is in the Collection Department II, which is responsible for acquisitions of objects and fine arts of modern and contemporary China. As a documentation officer, he is responsible for the documentation of historical documents and calligraphy. From November 2015, he became one of the managers of the collection database.
Liu worked on the publication of the Medical Canon in Four Sections (Si Bu Yi Dian), which is based on the National Museum of China collections. As a co-editor, he coordinated the work required by the conservation department and photographic studio in order to finish the book, which was published in June 2017.
At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Liu was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.
In 2015 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition based on the physical space and concept of the Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3 at the British Museum. Liu’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Involved by Literati: Changes of the Yixing Teapot.
Liu’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK).
In December 2017 Liu attended the ITP+ course on Photography and Documentation. In a series workshop, spread over a 5-day period, fellows attended seminars, creative workshops, hands-on sessions and practical group work with colleagues from the British Museum. The aim of the course was to further the professional development and reconnect the alumni from the summer programme.
Since the ITP, Liu has been working with Jessica Harrison-Hall (Curator: Chinese Ceramics, Percival David, Vietnam, British Museum) on a Yixing potters project.