Wu Yunong


Research title: Global Transformation and Regional Reception: Collecting Practice of Mounted Chinese Porcelain in 19th-Century Britain

Research Summary

Focusing on mounted porcelain collected, commissioned, and created in 19th-century Britain, this research investigates how, under the context of cultural encounter and exchange, the transformation of porcelain via mounting reveals new tastes in fields of decorative art and visual culture.


CAA Registration Support Grant, 2024

Beatrix Whistler and James McNeill Whistler Travel Scholarships, 2023

University of Glasgow College of Arts Travel Fund, 2022

SGSAH Doctoral Internship (Brodick Castle, National Trust for Scotland), 2021

Scottish Society for Art History Grant, 2021


Conference Presentations & Talks

Wu, Yunong, ‘Investigating a Blue-and-White Porcelain Bowl: A Multidisciplinary Approach.’ Talk, ‘Friday Focus’ Hunterian Weekly Talk Series, online, 22 March 2024.

Wu, Yunong, ‘Literati Lifestyle and Cross-cultural Perception: A Red Cliffs Bowl from the Hunterian Collection.’ Paper, CAA Annual Conference, Chicago, 14-17 February 2024.

Pearce, Nick, & Wu Yunong, “‘The art itself is nature.’ (The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, scene iv): The Rhinoceros in Ming China and Renaissance Europe.” Paper, International Colloquium: Revising the Renaissance Concept: Global Collections as a Means to a New Definition, FLUL, Lisbon, 2-4 November 2023.

Porter, Dahlia, Lola Sanchez-Jauregui, Wu Yunong, & Arianna Magyaricsová, ‘Spring into Methods: Working with Objects.’ Workshop, SGSAH, Glasgow, 23-24 May 2023.

Wu, Yunong, ‘Mounted Porcelain and Hardstone: William Beckford Collection in Brodick Castle.’ Talk, Collections Lab Showcase, Glasgow, 9 December 2022.


Other Conference Participation

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity, University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference, online, 1-2 June 2021. Organiser and Session Chair.



HISTART1002: Art History and Its Materials and Techniques

HISTART1003: Art History in Action


Additional Information

Co-curator, The Making of Luxury, Brodick Castle (NTS), Isle of Arran, August 2022 – present; author of accompanying blog posts: Multilayered Stories of a Chinese Porcelain Vessel; A Fan of Fashion.