Linda’s ex­per­tise will en­hance and bet­ter pre­serve our sig­nif­i­cant col­lec­tion.”

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to know how some­thing was made, in or­der to know the rea­son why it’s de­te­ri­o­rat­ing and to find the best way to take care of it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions...I think it’s just a field that re­ally speaks to my per­son­al­ity and my cu­rios­ity in gen­eral.”

In grad­u­ate school, Lin got a chance to go to Xi’an, one of the old­est cities on the Chi­nese main­land, with one of her class­mates who was from there. She worked as an in­tern at Shaanxi Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal In­sti­tute gain­ing first-hand knowl­edge of the main­land’s rich ar­chae­ol­ogy.

“I saw the amount of amaz­ing things that are un­cov­ered when­ever there is con­struc­tion and when­ever there is just a lot things go­ing on, es­pe­cially in that prov­ince. That was a very im­por­tant ex­pe­ri­ence for me to un­der­stand the re­al­ity of Chi­nese arche­ol­ogy,” said Lin.

Lin has also worked with the Seat­tle Art Mu­seum, the De Young Mu­seum of San Fran­cisco and the Athe­nian Agora ex­ca­va­tions in Greece. She said that among the coun­tries with an an­cient his­tory and ac­tive ar­chae­ol­ogy projects, China is prob­a­bly the one that has im­pressed her most.

Three years ago, a fel­low­ship op­por­tu­nity at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art brought her to New York City, where she con­ducted a year-long prove­nance, con­di­tion and con­ser­va­tion study of the mu­seum’s Asian am­ber col­lec­tion.

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