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Yue Qiao

Tianjin Museum


Country: China

ITP Year: 2019


Yue works as a curator and custodian at Tianjin Museum. Her work duties mainly include collections management in the storage rooms and curating exhibitions. She is in charge of the pottery and porcelain wares collection and this entails collecting, purchasing, managing and researching information about the collection.

Yue’s research interests lie in Chinese porcelain history, art and material culture. She is also interested in the development and application of foreign porcelain. In her research work, Yue mainly focuses on official kiln and folk kiln porcelain of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Most recently, she has worked on a history of the export of ancient porcelain along the Silk Road.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme Yue was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.

In 2019 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition around an object from the Museum’s collection working within the theme of journeys.  Yue worked with Yasser Abdelrady Mohamed Mohamed (Egypt) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Journey of Body and Soul: ideals and realities in Burmese Silver.

Yue’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust.