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Sun Yue

The Palace Museum

Deputy Head of Exhibition Department

Country: China

ITP Year: 2010


As the Deputy Head of the Exhibition Department, Sun is responsible for managing exhibitions at the Palace Museum, from the proposal stage, through to the design and installation. He is currently working on a project which will see the development of a new Palace Museum exhibition hall which is set to open in 2025.

Sun previously worked as Curator and Researcher of Objects and Decorative Arts at The Palace Museum in Beijing. He is currently working on a PhD in art history at Heidelberg University

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Sun was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

In 2010 participants were asked to develop a proposal for a small temporary exhibition – based on British Museum objects – on some aspect of their own cultures. Sun’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Ke Hou, was entitled The First Cross-Culture Exchange between China and UK.

Legacy Projects
In 2014 Sun was awarded a research fellowship with the State Museums of Dresden (SKD) where he worked for six weeks at the Porcelain Museum (Porzellanmmlung) on their project China and Japan: Ceramics of the 17th -18th century, focusing on the porcelain wares that were purchased by August the Strong (r. 1670-1733).