Exhibit Asia Fellowship

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About

The Exhibit Asia Curatorial Fellowship (EACF) was a month-long intensive fellowship program (June – July 2023), organised by Royal Holloway University of London, in collaboration with The Heritage Lab; Kyushu University, Japan; National College of Arts, Pakistan; University of Delhi, India; National Museum of Taiwan History, Taiwan; The Royal Asiatic Society; and Queen Mary University of London. This exhibition titled Rethinking Asia: Tea & Tigers is based on the collective research of a transnational cohort of fellows from these institutions.

Fellows

Adela Davis is a Public History MA student at Royal Holloway, University of London. She also works in the heritage sector, supporting a range of heritage organisations with their communications and other projects.

Amarjeet Singh is a Social Science teacher in a government school in Delhi. He has Masters degrees in History and Education from the University of Delhi, India.

Bian Yudi is an MA student in Education from Kyushu University, Japan. His area of concern is Chinese nationalism.

Deepika Gupta is a history teacher, and a scholar of education at the University of Delhi, India.

Humna Kazi is a writer and cultural researcher, currently doing her MPhil in Cultural Studies at the National College of Arts, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan, where she is also assisting work on the inaugural issue of the Journal of Art and Design Education, Pakistan, JADEP.

Li Yen is an MA student at the Graduate Institute of Museum Studies, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan. She is concerned with the issues of historical translation and community collaboration in museums.

Margaux Gackiere is an art historian specialising in modern Japanese art and museums, pursuing her Master’s in Japanese humanities at Kyushu University.

Nicholas Davidge is a Medieval Studies MA student at Royal Holloway, University of London. He volunteers in various heritage locations helping with collection-based work, exhibitions and research and now works for the National Trust.

Steven Hung is a Master’s degree student at the Graduate Institute of Museum Study (GIMS) at Taipei National University of the Arts, working on a dissertation that focuses on researching cinema and public history. He is also currently a specialist and editor in the Tamsui Culture Foundation, which is dedicated to the research of local history.

Wareesha Shaikh is a writer and cultural researcher, currently completing her undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

Acknowledgements

The Exhibit Asia Fellows would especially like to thank our organisers and mentors: Mrinalini Venkateswaran, Weipin Tsai, Shaila Bhatti, Edward Vickers, Latika Gupta and Lung-chih Chang. Additionally, we thank Markus Daechsel, Layli Uddin, and Edward Weech for their guidance. We extend our gratitude to Professor Sarah Ansari for her valuable feedback, and special regards to Medhavi Gandhi for hosting and planning our exhibition on The Heritage Lab.