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UK–China Curatorial Research Residency

As part of our goals to expand our work in and with China and to explore opportunities to work with our collections in new ways, Selena Yuan and Jing Zhu undertook a five-month curatorial research residency at the Science Museum, studying the museum’s collections and researching narratives for an exhibition on China.

As part of this research, a workshop was held on 3–4 June 2018 titled ‘Chinese Science, Technology and Medicine: Cultures, Histories and Global Connections’.

Chinese Science, Technology and Medicine: Cultures, Histories and Global Connections international workshop

Below you will find videos of the speakers’ presentations, along with the abstract and biographical information (you can also find a PDF of this information under download links).

Introductions and overviews

Museums, Archives, Exhibitions and International Collaborations

Chinese Medicine, Botany and Ethnography

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE IN LATE IMPERIAL CHINA

CHINESE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PERIODS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are grateful to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for funding the research residencies and the workshop through the Rutherford fund. This new fund helped to support in-depth exchanges and engagement activities with museum experts and scholars.