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Lan Li

Shanghai Museum

Associate Curator

Country: China

ITP Year: 2015


Lan Li works in the Painting and Calligraphy Department at Shanghai Museum, where she is involved in registration, condition checking and study of the museum’s collections, as well as working towards the preparation of exhibitions, including selecting works and writing object entries.

Lan’s main research area is Chinese paintings and calligraphy, especially paintings of the early Qing Dynasty and the works of Wanghui and Wang Yuanqi. In 2016, she was responsible for the exhibition Highlights of Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Donation of Sun Yufeng’s Family.

At the British Museum
While attending the International Training Programme in 2015, Lan was based in the Asia Department. Her UK Partner placement was spent with Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

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.  Lan prepared her exhibition project proposal on Door Guards: Chinese Traditional New Year Paintings.

Lan’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK).