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Prestigious Chinese object program moving to UMMA from Smithsonian


The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has been selected as the new home institution for the renowned Chinese Object Study Workshops, created and administered by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The workshops offer a vital platform for training graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the Chinese art field.

The Chinese Object Study Workshops offer graduate students in Chinese art history an immersive learning experience, emphasizing close observation and art historical analysis through direct interaction with exceptional museum collections of Chinese art in North America.  Under the National Museum of Asian Art at the Smithsonian, the program has been extremely impactful for more than ten years in the training of the future generation of art historians and curators who will concentrate on Chinese art.

Now, thanks to a significant investment from the Kingfisher Foundation, UMMA will use its strengths in Chinese art scholarship and conservation, along with its extensive Asian art collection, to sustain and strategically advance this important program.

Learn more on UMMA’s website.

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