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