Dr. Anne Farrer is the Administrator of the MET. BA in Chinese, and PhD in late Ming woodblock illustration, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Historian of Chinese painting and graphic art. 1983-4: assistant to the curator of Chinese Art in the Eastern Art Department, Ashmolean Museum; 1984-2000: Assistant Keeper responsible for Chinese painting, prints and the Chinese Central Asian collections in the Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum; 2000-present Programme Director for the MA in East Asian Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London; 2005-present Administrator at the Muban Educational Trust. Exhibitions and accompanying publications include Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese Art from the Silk Route, The Brush Dances and the Ink Sings, A Garden Bequest-Plants from Japan, and Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980 – 2000. Research interests include woodblock printing of seventeenth and eighteenth century China, and prints of modern and contemporary period.