Tullia Catriona Fraser

Email: t.fraser.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Portfolio: tullia.fraser.com

Project Profile: NMS

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0979-6805

Research title: Shaping Taste, Building Knowledge: Collecting China in Scotland in the Early Twentieth Century

Research Summary

Project Abstract

The presence of Chinese material culture in Scotland has grown significantly over the last 200 years, much of it during Britain’s imperial expansion. My PhD research investigates the Scottish collecting of Chinese objects during the outlined period, currently held at National Museums Scotland (NMS) and selected Scottish museums. This collaborative doctoral project between the University of Glasgow and NMS focuses on the lives of selected collectors, what they collected, and the reasons behind their collecting. Upon this foundation, I aim to explore the Scottish imaginations of China at the time, and address the implications for Scottish museums wanting to use these collections to tell China’s history today.

 

Research Interests

  • Provenance research into Chinese material culture
  • Chinese lacquerware, furniture, and associated crafts
  • History of antiquarianism and archaeology in Hong Kong
  • Museums and collections histories
  • Colonial legacies in museums

Publications

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2024

Fraser, T. C., Sung, A. P.Y. and Chiesa, B. (2024) Connected fragments: an early Hong Kong archaeological collection. Journal of the History of Collections, (doi: 10.1093/jhc/fhae025) (Early Online Publication)

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Articles

Fraser, T. C., Sung, A. P.Y. and Chiesa, B. (2024) Connected fragments: an early Hong Kong archaeological collection. Journal of the History of Collections, (doi: 10.1093/jhc/fhae025) (Early Online Publication)

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Supervisors

External supervisors

  • Dr. Qin Cao
  • Dr. John Giblin

Grants

  • SGSAH AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
    University of Glasgow and National Museums Scotland
    October 2021–Present
  • Research Training Support Grant
    November 2021
  • Doctoral Training Partnership
    Asia Department and Research Institute, Victoria & Albert Museum
    October–December 2022
  • Engagement Fund
    SGSAH
    September 2023

 

 

 

 

Conference

Fraser, Tullia Catriona. 'Collecting "China" in Scotland in the Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Century'. Paper, Chinese Material Culture in Global Contexts Workshop, Edinburgh Centre for Global History, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 15 March 2023.

Fraser, Tullia Catriona. 'Exploring Entwined Histories through Chinese Material Culture in Scottish Museums'. Workshop, Scottish Museums Federation Conference 2023: Seeing the Bigger Picture, Glasgow, 15 May 2023.

Fraser, Tullia Catriona. 'Booked and Busy—Syncretic Methodologies Towards Provenance Research into East Asian Objects'. Public talk, V&A Provenance Research Seminar Series, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 6 June 2023.

Marinos, Giulia & Tullia Catriona Fraser. 'Collecting, Displaying & Uncovering Biases in the Museum'. Workshop, Year 2 Symposium: Sharing Stories, Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, Glasgow, 21 June 2023.

Sung, Agnes & Tullia Catriona Fraser. 'Lost and Found Again: An Early Hong Kong Archaeological Collection'. East Asian Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Hong Kong, 7 October 2023.

Fraser, Tullia Catriona. 'Contrasting? Methodologies towards Provenance Research into East Asian Objects'. Paper, The Provenance of Asian Art: Symposium and Workshop, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation’s Museum of Asian Art and Central Archives, Washington DC, 2 November 2023.

Teaching

2022-2023

  • HISTART1003: Art History in Action
  • HISTART5125: Collecting and Display

2023-2024

  • HISTART2004: Patrons, Museums, Collectors and Markets

Additional Information

Additional Roles

  • Doctoral Training Partnership Fellow
    Asia Department and Research Institute, Victoria & Albert Museum
    Project title – Provenance Research: Minor Dealers of East Asian Objects to the Victoria and Albert Museum (Late 19th- Early 20th Century)

 

Academic Background

  • MA Museum and Artefact Studies with Distinction, University of Durham.
    Dissertation title – "I Feared that in My Haste, I Had Not Said Everything": Displaying the Chinese Diasporas in Britain
  • BA (Hons) Archaeology with First Class Honours, University of Durham.
    Dissertation title – Strings of the Lotus Root: A Study of Chinese Antiquities Collectors’ Networks from China to the West in the Late Qing-Republican Period (AD1839-AD1949)

 

Professional Memberships

  • Hong Kong Archaeological Society
    Lifetime member
  • Oriental Ceramic Society
    Student member
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
    Fellow