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Dai Xuejing

Shandong Museum


Country: China

ITP Year: 2015


Dai Xuejing works as an Educator in the Department of Education and Publicity at Shandong Museum. Xuejing has been working as a museum professional for ten years, fulfilling roles as an education curator, a museum interpreter, teacher, volunteer manager, English translator, and interpreter. She has been working with 24 museum docents to offer visitor-friendly museum tours.

Xuejing is currently a PhD candidate in Archaeology with Shandong University. Her research focus is the ethics of protecting and utilizing archaeological heritage. Though it is a new topic in China, it has attracted great attention from researchers abroad. She would like to extend her gratitude to those who have had some discussions with her on this topic!

In 2019, she was granted by ICOM-China to attend the ICOM 25th General Assembly in Kyoto, Japan. She gave a speech on the topic of Restitution of Archaeological Heritage Issues from the Perspective of Discourse Ethics: A Case Study of the Restitution of Shandong Bodhisattva Statue during the annual conference of ICMAH.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Xuejing was based in the Asia Department. Her UK Partner was Glasgow Museums.

In 2015 each participant was 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.  Xuejing ‘s exhibition project proposal was entitled Craftsmanship in Ancient China: Lacquer wine cup cradled in Han Empire.

Xuejing’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust and an anonymous gift.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Xuejing attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues..

In 2016, she attended Leicester University’s Museum Studies 50th anniversary conference The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now with the ITP team and fellows from Egypt, Turkey and Uganda.

In October 2019 Xuejing participated in the ITP MA Conference programme in Brighton. With fellows from Egypt, India, Nepal and Malaysia, Xuejing attended a programme structured around the 3-day MA Conference on Sustainable and Ethical Museums in a Globalised World.