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      Dr. Jiyeon Kim, Curator of Korean Art

      Jiyeon Kim, Ph.D., Curator of Korean Art

      Jiyeon Kim is developing PEM’s new Korean Art and Culture gallery, set to open in May 2025. Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, from her academic credentials earned from universities in Seoul, Indiana, New York and Los Angeles; to her teaching career in Korea and the U.S., including her most recent position at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly. In 2016 and 2017, she worked on PEM’s Korean collection as a project specialist.

      Kim earned her Ph.D. in Korean Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her recent research topics include social status and artistic identity, collecting history of Asian art in Boston area museums and gardens as social space. She actively participates in the cultural life of the Korean community in the greater Boston area and across New England.