Yang Yan

Yang Yan

Direttore National Museum

Born in 1963 in Beijing, was chief of the Wax Art Gallery and professor of the National Museum of China. She has been worked in the National Museum of China for almost 40 years, dedicated in social education, exhibition display research, director’s office, wax art gallery and other research and administration works. In recent 20 years, she has conducted the pioneering research in integrating the wax art with cultural relics, material objects and exhibition display, enabling visitors to have immersive experience and dynamic interaction with the wax art exhibition. She has also been in charge of the overall display planning of many wax art exhibitions, such as Wax Sculptures of Chinese Historical Celebrities, Wax Sculptures of Olympic Culture and Relevant Celebrities and Stories, Wax Sculptures of Celebrities of Chinese Contemporary Culture from 2002 to 2016.She has produced over 10 publications include The Use of Photo-realistic Human Figures in Museum Display, The Language and Aesthetic Approach of Wax Sculptures Among Photo-realistic Sculptures, The Display Effect of Wax Art Galleries in China, The Origin of Wax Art and its Development in China, and The Secrets of Madame Tussauds London .