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Sylvia Wu

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Sylvia Wu is a Mellon Foundation COSI Research Fellow in Arts of Asia and a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. A historian of medieval Islamic art and architecture, she is particularly interested in the material culture of China‚Äôs Muslim communities and their devotional practices. At the Art Institute, Sylvia studies the museum’s Islamic collection and researches the early history of collecting and displaying Islamic objects in Chicago.

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