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Ms. LI Guanghua

The Palace Museum (Beijing)

Fellowship Project

Ms.Li Guanghua will spend 8 months at the National Museum of Asian Art in U. S. A. to learn from its scientific studies of pigments in Chinese painting from the Song dynasty through the early twentieth century. Based on her experience in analyzing Chinese painting and calligraphy at The Palace Museum, Ms. Li also aspires to promote scientific analysis in the practice of preservation and conservation through an in-depth exchange with conservators at the National Museum of Asian Art.


Ms. Li Guanghua graduated from the School of Archaeology and Museology at the Peking University before joining The Palace Museum. She has been actively participating in the scientific analysis and conservation of polychrome cultural relics, including architectural paintings, murals, and collection of painting and calligraphy. With the in-depth knowledge and experience on architectural paintings, she has engaged in the scientific analysis and research of the paintings in the Hall of Mental Cultivation (養心殿) and the Qianlong’s Garden (乾隆花園), as well as the Ming and Qing ceiling painting. On the other hand, Ms. Li has been actively developing methodology on non-destructive analysis of Chinese painting and calligraphy by using microscopic observation, large-size elemental concentration distribution scanning and hyperspectral imaging. She has also developed a research project on coloring and technique of the classical paintings and calligraphy in The Palace Museum. Finally, Ms. Li has also provided scientific and technological support for the conservation of painted artifacts such as the wall paintings, glass paintings and stained ivory in the Palace Museum collection.

Recent Development and Achievement

    Ms. LI Guanghua is responsible for the research project of “Application of Multi/Hyper- Spectral Imaging Technology in the Conservation of Painting and Calligraphy” (《多/高光譜成像技術在書畫文物保護中的應用》) at The Palace Museum and participated in two special projects initiated by the National Key Research & Development Programme of China (國家重點研發計畫) , both featuring material studies of Chinese painting and calligraphy, painting techniques and non-invasive deterioration assessment methods of paper by adopting spectral imaging technology.

Selected Publication(s)

  • 楊紅與李廣華(2022)。〈養心殿正殿外簷窗罩海墁彩畫年代考證及其工藝特徵〉。《故宮博物院院刊》,2022(01),頁72-88。
  • G.H. Li, Y. Chen, X.J. Sun, P.Q. Duana, Y. Lei (2021). Study on the application of an automatic hyperspectral scanning system to investigate Chinese paintings. in Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021, ed. J. Bridgland. Paris: International Council of Museums.
  • G.H. Li, Y. Chen, X.J. Sun, P.Q. Duana, Y. Lei, L.F. Zhang (2020). An automatic hyperspectral scanning system for the technical investigations of Chinese scroll paintings. Microchemical Journal 2020, 155(1-6).
  • 孔豔菊、李廣華與雷勇(2020)。〈香港圖”插屏命名考證及修復〉。《故宮博物院院刊》,2020(06),頁92-101。
  • G.H. Li, W.W. Peng, H. Yang, Y. Lei (2018). Conservation research for architectural ceiling paintings in Donghua Men (the east city entrance gate), the Forbidden City, Beijing. In Macro to Mirco: Examining Architectural Finishes. London: Archetype Publication Ltd, 2018.
  • 李廣華、陳垚、馬越與雷勇(2018)。〈光纖反射光譜在彩繪文物顏料鑒別中的應用研究〉。《文物保護與考古科學》,2018(06),頁96-105。
  • 楊波、李廣華、曲亮、趙叢山、馬泓蛟、馬清林與陳坤龍(2017)。〈清宮彩繪玻璃畫初步科學分析研究〉。《中國文物科學研究》,2017(03),頁72-79。
  • 李廣華、謝揚帆、張雪雁、王娜、屈峰與雷勇(2012)。〈木雕彩繪菩薩立像的科學分析〉。《考古學研究》, 2020(12),頁99-116。