We are delighted to welcome Grace Tu to the Lyon & Turnbull team as Head of Asian Art. Operating out of our London office, Grace will take the lead on our four Asian Works of Art auctions and specialist valuations services. The first of which will be our Edinburgh auction of Asian Works of Art on 15 October, closely followed by our London Fine Asian Works of Art auction on 7 November, a part of the prestigious Asian Art in London.
Grace gained her BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the National Taiwan University. For several years she worked in art businesses and museums in Taiwan, including the Antiques Department at the National Palace Museum.
In 2011, she earned her MA in History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in Indian and Southeast Asian Art. Grace then moved to Ben Janssens Oriental Art Gallery as the researcher and specialist in Chinese antiques, participating Asian Art in London (AAIL) and The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) annually.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on cross-cultural comparisons in motif transfers between China and Southeast Asian kingdoms from the 9th to 15th centuries.
Our Managing Director, Gavin Strang said, “We are delighted to welcome Grace to our team, with her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm we expect her to take our Asian sales to new heights!”