Ms. Jessie J.F. Liang joined the Architectural Conservation Laboratory in the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes at the University of Hong Kong in June 2018. She has an BS in Conservation of Cultural Relics from China’s Northwest University, and an MA in Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she pioneered a research and reproduction project on green waxy paint newly found on an Egyptian artifact.
An accredited Associate Research Fellow in China (by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security), she has almost 15 years of professional experience as a researcher. She was previously an Archaeological Conservator at the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Xi’an, China, focusing on conservation and technical study of unearthed bronzes and polychrome ceramics.
In the past decade, Jessie worked in conservation laboratories in the United States, China, Germany and Australia for different conservation projects. Her specialization is in the application of non-destructive technologies on identification of cultural materials. In 2018, she joined the Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ACLab) at The University of Hong Kong, where she serves as a laboratory-qualified Research Assistant I.