Art Exhibitions China
ITP Year: 2016
Wanghuan Shi is a Curator at Art Exhibitions China in Beijing. She works within the Exhibitions Department organising and promoting cultural relics exhibitions both within China and abroad. This involves the selection of exhibits, agreement negotiation, communication with higher authorities, delegation’s arrangement and reception of foreign museum professionals. In her daily work, Shi also interprets and translates between English and Chinese.
Equipped with a better understanding of UK museums, gained through the ITP, Shi hopes to promote the cultural exchange between AEC and UK museums, between China and the UK by organising exhibitions with Chinese or British loans in China and the UK.
At The British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Shi was based in the Department of Asia and Department of International Enagagement. Her UK partner museum was Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.
In 2016 participants were asked to work with departmental mentors to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum, based around a single ‘spotlight’ object. Shi’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Ink Stone: Journey to the World of Literati.
Shi’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust.
In 2021 Shi, working with her colleague Yin Xu (China, ITP Fellow 2011), was granted an ITP Research Grant to support the translation and editing of Museum Registration Methods which they aim to share with museums across China.