WASHINGTON — The Freer Gallery
of Art in Washington hopes to save Asian artworks for future
generations. But first, it has to save Grace Jan’s job.
the assistant Chinese-painting conservator in the museum’s Chinese
Painting Conservation Program. A lack of funding imperils her
position.The museum wants to see Jan develop into a senior
Chinese-painting conservator, like her colleague Gu Xiang-mei. There are
only four in the U.S., and they are aging.