Chen Zhang

School of Architecture

PHD Research Student

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Chen Zhang
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Chen is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Chen holds a bachelor's degree in architecture design, a master's degree in architectural history in China, and a second master's degree in architecture design from the University of Nottingham.

His research interests include museum studies, heritage conservation, and a few architectural theory and history areas. Currently, he works mainly on Chinese site museums.

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Project title: 

Analysis on the identity of Chinese urban site museums

Project outline: 

Chen’s study focuses on the field of the site museum, a particular type of museum built on or near the site to conserve, research and interpret the site and its excavated objects. Chen is trying to reveal, interpret, and then reduce a potential gap between the idealistic identity (Site museums ‘should be’) and the realistic identity (Site museums ‘actually are’) of Chinese urban site museums under the Chinese unique cultural and political context.

Primary supervisor: 
Russell Light

Xiang Ren

Date started: 01/10/2021

Research group

Space, cultures and politics