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Detroit Institute of Arts Hires Birgitta Augustin To Head Asian and Islamic Art Department

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Today Birgitta Augustin began her new job as the Detroit Institute of Arts’s associate curator of Asian art, taking the helm of the museum’s department of the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World. In addition to serving as a research associate in the Metropolitan Museum’s Asian art department from 2005 to 2010, she has published extensively on Chinese art, painting, and calligraphy both in journals and exhibition catalogues.

Before her time at the Met Augustin worked at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, and helped organize an exhibition on Hongren, a Ming dynasty painter, at Berlin’s Museum of East Asian Art. In addition to her MA from the Freie Universität, she is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts on Yuan Dynasty painting and calligraphy.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image courtesy the Detroit Institute of Arts.)

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