2017 Chinese Object Study Workshops at Winterthur and Nelson-Atkins

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February 15, 2017
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies

Dear List Members,

The 2017 Chinese Object Study Workshops program is now open for application. Please find below details about the two workshops this year.

Workshop I: Chinese Objects Outside of China, June 5–9, 2017, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Workshop II: Chinese Buddhist Art, August 28-September 1, 2017, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Workshop members will spend the week engaged in intensive object study, discussion, and research with a small group of other graduate students, two faculty members, and curators and conservators from the host museum. Housing, some meals and a transportation stipend are provided to students who are accepted to the workshops.

To apply, please see www.asia.si.edu/research/workshops/chinese-object-study.asp. Students are welcome to apply for both workshops and can use one application for both workshops. They should address their background and interest in each workshop in separate statements. One recommendation letter in relation to the two workshop topics is sufficient. The application deadline is February 15, 2017 with decisions to be announced by March 17, 2017.


Chinese Object Study Workshops is a program that provides graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of objects—in particular, those belonging to the great collections of Chinese art at such museums as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler). The program is generously funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is administered by Freer|Sackler.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Nancy Micklewright

Head, Public and Scholarly Engagement

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Smithsonian Institution




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