From left to right: Changchun Zhang, Instructor, Department of East Asian Studies, Bryn Mawr College; Stephen Lang, Keeper of the Asian Collections, Penn Museum; Yang Wenzong, conservator, Shaanxi History Museum; Liu Linxi, Conservator, Xi’an Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage; Xiuqin Zhou, Senior Registrar, Penn Museum; Jim Mathieu, Chief of Staff, Penn Museum; Lynn Grant, Head Conservator, Penn Museum; Wilson Youqun Wang, Head of Delegation and Trustee of Shaanxi Tang Daming Palace Heritage Site Preservation Foundation; Julie Lawson, Conservator, Penn Museum; and Zhou Ping, conservator, Xi’an Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage. Missing: Wang Baoguo, Journalist, Xi'an Daily
Yesterday we welcomed our five colleagues from China who will be helping us with the final restoration phase of the conservation project. Sponsored by the Shaanxi Tang Daming Palace Heritage Site Preservation Foundation, they will be in the US for approximately four weeks. We spent the day getting to know one another and discussing our collaboration. We quickly learned that we have much in common.