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2013–2014 Fellows in Residence


ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOW

Yi-Hsia Hsaio
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Chinese Painting Conservation

ANNE VAN BIEMA FELLOW
Hank Glassman
Haverford College
On the Iconography, Ritual, and History of the Gorintō Grave in Japan

FREER FELLOWSHIP, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Vivian Li
University of Michigan
Contemporary Asian Art

FULBRIGHT FELLOW
Radchada Buntem
Silpakorn University, Thailand
Spectroscopic Characterizations of Ancient Glass Beads

FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA FELLOW
Raquel Santos
Centre for Overseas History (CHAM-FCSH) & New Univerity of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal
New Carpets for New Markets: The Production and Consumption of Indo-Persian Carpets, 16th and 17th Centuries

HAGOP KEVORKIAN FUND FELLOWS
Claire Cuyaubere
National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Paris
Conservation of Islamic Ceramics

Amanda Hope Malkin
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Conservation of Islamic Manuscripts

IRAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION FELLOW
Simon Rettig
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Freien, Universität Berlin
“Books for the Prince and Books for All? Rethinking the Workshop in the Persianate World (1300–1750)”

MUSEUM TRAINING FELLOW
Kailin Weng

ROBERT H. N. HO FOUNDATION OF HONG KONG VISITING SCHOLAR
Chang Jie
The Palace Museum, Beijing
Chinese Painting Conservator

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWS
Amy E. Hughes
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
Analysis and Examination of James McNeill Whistler’s Watercolors

Chika Mori

Boston University
Analysis of Dyes on East Asian Textiles

Molly McGath
University of Arizona
Development of GCMS Protocols for the Analysis of Artists’ Materials

Stacy Bowe
University College of London
Whistler’s Watercolors: Radiographic Study of Watermarks

Waliporn Suthabanditpong
Silpakorn University, Thailand
Spectroscopic Characterizations of Ancient Glass Beads

Wang Rong
Fudan University, Shanghai
Alteration of Chinese Jades

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Brice Vincent
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Casting Core Materials from Angkorian Bronzes

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART PREDOCTORAL FELLOW
Gregory Seiffert
Princeton University
The Album Format in Seventeenth-century Nanjing Painting

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FELLOW
Madeline Gent
University of Maryland
Chinese Paintings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties

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2012–2013 Fellows in Residence

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOW
Yi-Hsia Hsaio
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Chinese Painting Conservation

ANNE VAN BIEMA FELLOW
Asato Ikeda
University of British Columbia
Translating Fascism: Japanese Painting during the Fifteen Year War (1931–1945)

FORBES FELLOW
Chika Mori
Boston University
Analysis of Dyes on East Asian Textiles

FREER AND SACKLER CONSERVATION FELLOWS
Wenhui Chen
Fujian Museum
Chinese Painting Conservation

Ana Luisa do Vale Fonseca Claro
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Asian Organic Colorants Used in Chinese Textiles Dated from the 16th to 17th Centuries: Their Use, Trade, Influence and Characterization

Ana Raquel Martins dos Santos
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
New Carpets for New Markets: The Production and Consumption of Indo-Persian Carpets, 16th and 17th Centuries

Molly McGath
University of Arizona
Development of GCMS Protocols for the Analysis of Artists’ Materials

Yae Takahashi
Chinese Organic Colorants

FREER AND SACKLER CURATORIAL FELLOWS
Myounghee Jeong
National Museum of Korea
Buddhist Art and Ritual: A Comparative Study on the Production of Ritual Paintings in China and Korea

François Lachaud
École française d’Extrême-Orient
Melancholy and the Modern Japanese Metropolis: Kobayashi Kiyochika and His Legacy

HAGOP KEVORKIAN FOUNDATION FELLOW
Claire Cuyaubere
National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Paris
Objects Conservation

IRAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION FELLOW
Simon Rettig
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Freien, Universität Berlin
Books for the Prince and Books for All? Rethinking the Workshop in the Persianate World (1300–1750)

J.S. LEE MEMORIAL FELLOWS
Ling Lizhong
Shanghai Museum
Song to Qing Dynasty Calligraphy and Painting

Yan Yong
The Palace Museum
Chinese Imperial Textiles and Court Portraits of the Qing Dynasty

LIBRARY TRAVEL GRANTS
Philip K. Hu
Saint Louis Art Museum
Conflicts of Interest: The Lowenhaupt Collection of Japanese Military Prints and Related Materials at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Guolong Lai
University of Florida
Digging up Chu Mortuary Religion: Death and Burial in Early China

Ling-en Lu
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Chinese Paintings Collectors in the Early Modern Period: The Painting Collections in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Other Western Museums

Jong Phil Park
University of Colorado, Boulder
Between Artists and Dilettantes: The Social Use of Painting Albums and Manuals in Qing China, Chosŏn Korea, and Edo Japan

Thammika Songkaeo
University of Texas at Austin
Servicing Japanese Taste: Hokusai’s Manga in Nineteenth-century French Tableware

SMITHSONIAN ARTIST RESEARCH FELLOW
Michael Joo
Independent Artist
Digitization and Perception of the Object

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Nachiket Chanchani
University of Michigan
Text and Textile in Western India: The Case of the Freer Vasanta Vilasa

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Huang I-Fen
Brown University
Late Imperial Chinese Embroidery and Tapestry: Technical Innovation, Gender Relations, and Marketing Strategies

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART SENIOR FELLOW
John Siewert
College of Wooster
James McNeill Whistler and the Aesthetic Landscape of London

SMITHSONIAN MINORITY AWARDS PROGRAM VISITING STUDENT
Hamidreza Jayhani
The Art University of Isfahan
Comparative Study on the Perceptible Images from Poets and Painters Stance to Recognize the Structures of the Open Spaces in the Illustrated Garden’s Scenes from 14th to 16th Centuries CE 

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Fellows in Residence 2011-2012

ANNE VAN BIEMA FELLOW
Ignacio Adriasola
Duke University
Melancholy Sites: The Affective Politics of Marginality in Post-Anpo Japan (1960–70)

FORBES FELLOW
Federico Carò
University of Pavia
Mineralogy of Ancient Southeast Asian Materials

FREER AND SACKLER CURATORIAL FELLOW
Shuko Koyama
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Studies of the Robert O. Muller Collection of Japanese Prints

J.S. LEE MEMORIAL FELLOW
Sun Miao
Palace Museum, Beijing
Projects in Exhibition Design

LUNDER FELLOW
Margaret Laster
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887): Gilded-Age Patron; Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Inaugural Symposium (in Honor of Margaret MacDonald)

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MUSEUM FELLOWSHIP
Suzie Kim
University of Maryland
1930s Modernism in Germany and Japan

HAUGE CURATORIAL FELLOW
Pariwat Thammapreechakorn
Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok
New Perspectives on South East Asian Ceramics

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART SENIOR FELLOW
François Lachaud
École française d’Extrême-Orient
Melancholy and the Modern Japanese Metropolis: Kobayashi Kiyochika and His Legacy

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Huang I-Fen
Brown University
Late Imperial Chinese Embroidery and Tapestry: Technical Innovation, Gender Relations, and Marketing Strategies

Lamia Balafrej
University of Aix-Marseille I
Illustrated Manuscripts of Sa'dî in the Freer and Sackler Galleries

CONSERVATION OF MUSEUM COLLECTIONS POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Elisabetta Polidori
Scuola di Alta Formazione
Survey of Islamic Art on Paper from the Collections of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and Scientific Investigation of a Group of Illuminated Folios from the Gulistan.

SMITHSONIAN ARTIST RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Avish Khebrezadeh
Independent Scholar
Animal Behavior and the Role of Animal Imagery in Allegorical Contexts

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Fellows in Residence 2010-2011


Anne van Biema Fellow

Alfred Haft
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Correspondences between the Classical World and the Floating World (Ukiyo) of the Edo period

Forbes Fellow

Federico Caro
University of Pavia
Mineralogy of Ancient Southeast Asian Materials

J.S. Lee Fellows

Chan Lai-pik
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Animal-shaped Jade Carvings and Bronzes in the Pre-Qin Dynasty; Reinstallation of Freer Chinese Galleries

Xiong Yingfei
Shanghai Museum
The Glaze of Iron and Copper Colorants in Ancient Chinese Ceramics: Composition and Technique Studies

Lunder Fellow

Margaret Laster
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887): Gilded-Age Patron; Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Inaugural Symposium (in Honor of Margaret MacDonald)

Smithsonian Institution History of Art Fellows

Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow
Prudence Ahrens
(shared appointment with the Smithsonian American Art Museum)
University of Queensland
Travelling Modernisms: American Art and the South Pacific

Elizabeth Lee (shared appointment with the Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Dickinson College
Therapeutic Culture: Health and Illness in Turn-of-the-Century American Art

Smithsonian Institution History of Art Predoctoral Fellows

Brinda Kumar
Cornell University
Collecting South Asian Art: Analyzing Private Positions, Public Narratives and the Writing of Art History

Seung Yeon Sang
Boston University
Influence and Reception of Hybrid Ceramics: The Ceramic Production of the Japan House Kilns during the 17th to 18th Centuries

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