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Dr. SUN Miao

Deputy Director
Exhibition Department
The Palace Museum (Beijing)

Fellowship Project

Dr. Sun Miao spent four months at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington D.C., U.S.A.) where he participated in the rotating display of the Chinese gallery and gained experience in exhibition design.


Dr. Sun Miao joined The Palace Museum in 2004 specializing in exhibition design. In 2006, he was admitted to the Graduate School of the Chinese National Academy of Art and received a doctorate in literature in 2009. Dr. Sun designed several exhibitions in the museum, including “The Orchid Pavilion”, “Special Exhibition of Selected Artefacts during Yongle and Xuande Reigns in Ming Dynasty”, “Special Exhibition of Stone Moat the Collection”, “Painting and calligraphy of Zhao Mengfu”and “The Fortune and Longevity of Sumeru: An Encounter between the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and the Palace Museum”.

In 2007, he attended a short-term training programme organized by the British Museum. In 2015, he participated in a curatorial exchange project in France jointly organized by the China Cultural Relics Exchange Center and The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, to inspect the operation management and exhibition planning of French museums and art galleries. In 2016, he received sponsorship from the National Arts Fund and went to New York to participate in a curator exchange workshop.

He published several articles about his thinking on contemporary museums and his experience in exhibition design in journals such as Palace Museum Journal, The Forbidden City, Interior Design and Construction, Professional Lighting Design and Chinese Museum.

Selected Publication(s)

  • 孫淼(2018)。〈故宮展廳光環境營造之路〉。《中國博物館》,134。
  • 孫淼(2018)。〈情景與觀看——博物館展示中的生活場景構建探索〉。《故宮學刊》,19。
  • 孫淼(2018)。〈傳統博物館的當代轉型分析〉。《美術觀察》,273。
  • 孫淼(2018)。〈故宮四僧書畫特展的空間構思〉。《中國書法》,313。
  • 孫淼 (2018)。〈傳承—故宮展陳的記憶與思考〉。載於故宮博物院 (編),《心傳燕翼:故宮博物院展覽歷程 (2005-2015)》。北京:故宮出版社。
  • 孫淼(2013)。《中國藝術博物館空間形態研究》。北京:文化藝術出版社。