Following a very successful exhibition last spring on ancient Chinese ceramics, the Library will again partner with the Division of Humanities. We will stage an exhibition on ancient miniatures in the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ko Pui Shuen Gallery from 26 Nov 2015 to 30 April 2016.
In the Palm of Hand: The Miniatures in Chinese History and Others will display over one hundred miniatures made from different materials – pottery, stoneware, porcelain, faience, gold, silver, bronze, glass, lacquer and stone.
These exhibits are from the Neolithic period in the third millennium B.C. to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Miniatures from China and other cultures will be displayed as comparative examples. These include Egyptian amulets, Greek pottery, Roman glass, and Southeast Asian ceramics. They show the cultural dialogues between different regions along the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road.
Many exhibition objects are typical ceramic and bronze examples found in Chinese Art history. They will serve as teaching materials and be integrated into lectures and course requirements for Introduction to Chinese Arts. Guided tours and talks will be arranged in conjunction with the exhibition.
The Opening Ceremony will be 26 November at 4:30 pm. Watch for announcements.