Nyunt Han named Brayton Wilbur Jr. Memorial Fellow

Program Year: 2014

Formerly the Director-General of the Department of Archaeology under the Ministry of Culture in Myanmar, Mr. Nyunt Han, Senior Researcher, Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts at the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization, conducted research and identified artifacts in the Asian Art Museum’s collection of Burmese art during his two-week professional affiliation. A specialist in archaeology in Myanmar, Mr. Han has supervised excavations in ancient cities and the conservation of many ancient monuments and mural paintings.

Asia Foundation Trustee Judith Wilbur generously established a fellowship in Asian Art in honor of her late husband and former Trustee, Brayton Wilbur, Jr. The fellowship stems from the Wilburs’ deep interest in Asian art, nurtured through their residence and travel in the region, and their commitment to the work of The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAM). The two institutions are collaborating in the program’s execution, with AAM identifying qualified fellowship recipients, and The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange unit responsible for overall administration.

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