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Mr. YU Li

Associate Research Fellow
The Palace Museum (Beijing)

Fellowship Project

Mr. Yu Li spent four months at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the U.S.A., where he engaged in exchange with museum colleagues on conservation techniques for Chinese paintings and calligraphy, observing and understanding how the museum engaged the public through the “Conservation in Action” programme.


Mr. Yu Li works in the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Department at The Palace Museum specialising in the conservation, display, and research of Chinese ancient paintings and calligraphy. He has conducted multi-perspective research on the Qing imperial collections and the interior painting decorations of the palaces. Mr. Yu is also committed to exploring ways to showcase the results of painting and calligraphy conservation works to the public. In recent years, he has been involved in the preparation for the exhibition “Unlocking the Secrets: The Science of Conservation at The Palace Museum” at the Hong Kong Science Museum and “Pursuing Eternity: Conservation of Museum Collection in China ” at the Capital Museum. He is responsible for curating conserved paintings and calligraphic works, explaining the conservation methods and processes to the public.

Recent Development and Achievement

    Mr. Yu Li is currently involved in three academic research projects at The Palace Museum. He has published numerous articles in journals including Palace Museum Journal, Forbidden City and Journal of Gugong Studies, and has won The Palace Museum’s “Scientific Research and Publication Achievements Award” (2015-2019) and “Outstanding Youth Academic Writing Award” in the academic writing category. In 2020, his work was selected for the 600th Anniversary of the Palace Museum cum International Academic Forum on History of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Recently, his thesis on the theory of conservation has been selected for the 19th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference.

Selected Publication(s)

  • 喻理(2019)。〈養心暖閣春意煦,時花新句上牆來—養心殿內簷書畫保護性修復〉。《紫禁城》,299。
  • 喻理(2020)。〈關於養心殿內簷書畫保護「綜合性」研究視角的思考》。《中國文物保護技術協會第十次學術年會論文集》,2020(5)。
  • 喻理(2020)。〈符望閣內簷蔣懋德山水圖修復手記〉。《紫禁城》,307。
  • 喻理(2020)。〈乾隆帝與造辦處對經典圖式的傳承與再造〉。《故宮學刊》,21。
  • 喻理 (2020年10月)。〈乾隆帝對隱逸故廬放鶴亭的題詠與寫仿研究〉。《故宮建成六百年暨中國明清史國際學術論壇》。
  • 喻理(2020)。〈養心殿燕喜堂內簷槅扇書畫的歷史沿革與保護〉。《故宮博物院院刊》,224。
  • Yu, L. (2021). The concept of authenticity in modified mounting formats for traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphy. In J. Bridgland (Ed.), Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021. Paris: International Council of Museums.