The Palace Museum
Curator and Researcher
Sun works 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 The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.
Sun’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Ke Hou, was entitled The First Cross-Culture Exchange between China and UK.
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).