私人收藏家與博物館對古玉評價是有所差異的, 一般而言, 私人收藏家比較看重玉質, 刀工及個人偏好, 而博物館則較重視歷史, 文化及科學的價值, 對世界的影響, 此外, 由國家考古隊挖掘出的所有古玉, 自然由博物館收藏 .
The important factors of Chinese antique jade considered by museums are quite different from those considered by private collectors. In my view, historical significance, cultural value, national pride and scientific value of jade are considered most important by museums. To private collectors, jade quality, carving style, motif and condition of the jade are considered most important. In addition, all the antique jades unearthed by the government archaeological team are surely kept in the museums.
Proverb: History repeats itself (English ).