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Meg Wang

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Assistant Professor / Digital Collection/Projects Cataloger





Phone: (662) 325-7563


Meg Wang, also known as Chu-Ping Wang (王竹平), is an Assistant Professor at the Mississippi State University Libraries and a Research Associate with the MSU’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology. Her specialties are cataloging, collection management, conservation, and scientific analysis of artifacts. Meg holds a M.A. Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester (UK), M.Sc. Degree with Distinction in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums from the University College London (UK) and an MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked in various cultural heritage institutions in three continents, including the British Museum, the Museum of London, the National Palace Museum in Taipei (NPM), the Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF) in Paris, the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, and the Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Galleries. During her service at the NPM conservation lab, Meg set up a computed radiography and XRF facility as well as executed a six-year digital archives project for the NPM conservation database. On her visit to C2RMF/the Louvre in 2004 and in 2006, Meg operated the Accélérateur Grand louvre d’Analyses Elémentaires (AGLAE) to conduct PIXE analysis on pigment and glaze. Meg also worked with Taiwanese archaeologists to implement two-step PEG impregnation treatment on waterlogged wood specimens from the Kiwulan site (2006-07). While serving as an adjunct assistant professor at the Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan (2009-13), she helped to establish a conservation lab in the Department of Art History and taught undergraduate courses: conservation and science, ceramic conservation.

Research Interests

- Librarianship
- Museum studies, Art and Archaeology, Conservation and Scientific Analysis of Artifacts


  • Co-Chair, NASIG Membership Services Committee
  • Co-Editor, ARLISNA’s Library Exhibitions Review
  • Column Editor, The OLAC (the Online Audiovisual Catalogers) Newsletter
  • Secretary/Treasurer, American Institute of Conservation’s Archaeological Heritage Network
  • MSU Library OMEKA Committee
  • MSU Library Digital Priorities and Strategies Committee