2016/2017 Fellows

J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows

Dr. Birgitta AUGUSTIN
Dr. Augustin was formerly the associate curator of Asian art and acting head of the Department of the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Prior to taking up her position at the Detroit Institute of Arts, she worked in the Asian Art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with research interest focuses on the history of Chinese painting and calligraphy of the Yuan dynasty. Dr. Augustin will spend six months at the National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) to conduct a research on the collections related to Zhang Yu (1283 - 1350).


Prof. QIU Zhongming (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China)
Prof. Qiu Zhongming is currently a Professor at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Her research interests include Buddhist art history and material cultural history from Medieval China, especially the materials along the Silk Route. Awarded the Overseas Research Fellowship by the China National Artists Association in 2015, she visited more than twenty museums in the U.S.A and studied their collections from the Silk Road. She will spend eight months to conduct research on the collections of Buddhist objects from the Silk Road at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, U.S.A).


Ms. ZHAO Jing (National Museum of China, Beijing, China)
Ms. Zhao graduated from the School of Archaeology and Museology, the Peking University. She is now the Vice Director and Associate Research Fellow of the Social Education and Promotion Department at the National Museum of China. Leading the National Museum Experiential Education Project, Ms. Zhao actively explores the education model of the Museum. Ms. Zhao will spend six months at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, U.S.A) to participate in and to study the design of the museum education projects as well as the feature programmes in the U.S.A.


** The List is arranged in alphabetical order of Fellows’ names