Past Study Tours
Following a successful handling session and introduction to jades of the Warring States Period to Han Dynasty with Renee Chiang and Bao Pu, a group of members traveled to Taipei to see Betwixt Reality and Illusion: Special Exhibition of Jades from the Warring States Period to the Han Dynasty with Dr. Tsai Ching-liang, researcher in the Department of Ancient Artefacts of the National Palace Museum (Taiwan), at the National Palace Museum. Members were also led through Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy with Dr. Roslyn L. Hammers, who offered her thoughts on highlights from the exhibition. After a packed day of exhibition viewings, members were taken to Taichung for an exclusive introduction to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ming-te’s collection of porcelain, bronzes and jades.
Registration for this tour is now closed.
Discover the Celadons of Zhejiang
with Lai Suk Yee
8th-11th June 2017
Priority to members
The OCS is thrilled to announce a small-group study tour focusing on the celadon ceramics of Zhejiang with Ms Lai Suk Yee, former Assistant Curator, and Researcher at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose research centres on Yixing stoneware of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and Zhejiang celadon of the Tang and Song dynasties. Celadons count among the most important and influential wares in China’s long ceramic history due to their status as coveted export and tribute wares.
This compact study tour offers an in-depth, and hands-on approach to learning about Yue wares of the Tang to Northern Song periods, and Longquan wares from the Song to Yuan periods. Beginning in Ningpo, and concluding in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s picturesque capital, we will benefit from the expert guidance of Ms Lai throughout. The tour will include visits to museum collections, and other sites of interest, with opportunities to handle celadon sherds at kiln sites in the Shanglinhu area, as well as excavated celadons at the Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Institute.
Registration for this tour is now closed.
Weekend Study Tour
Buddhist and Tibetan art in Shenzhen, and Shang and Han jades in Guangzhou
Saturday 18th–19th February 2017
The Oriental Ceramic Society organised a two-day study tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou for an in-depth look at Buddhist art and ancient Chinese jades through visits several special exhibitions of important archaeological finds. In Shenzhen we were introduced to two views of Buddhist practice, by Dr. Roslyn Hammers, Associate Professor of art history at HKU, through Mandala: Famen Temple and Tang Dynasty Esoteric Buddhism, and Propitious Clouds holding up the Mount Qomolangma—Select Artworks of Tibetan Buddhism at the Shenzhen Museum.
Our visit to Guangzhou was led by collector Renee Chiang who guided us through the exhibition of Jades from the tomb of Fu Hao at the Guangdong Provincial Museum, and the Han dynasty Museum of the King of the Tomb of Nanyue.
Tsz Shan Monastery
with Professor Puay-peng Ho
Saturday 24th September 2016
The OCS was delighted to have a visit to Tsz Shan Monastery (慈山寺) with Professor Puay-peng Ho, the chief consultant behind the architecture and sculpture of the monastery. Located at the foot of Pat Sin Leng in Tai Po with majestic views over the Tolo Harbour, the monastery is a beautifully tranquil centre for the practice, study and appreciation of Buddhism.
Shenzhen museums and markets
with Tony Chan
Saturday 18th June 2016
Among the highlights of the visit were the Shenzhen Museum’s exhibition of relics from the Han dynasty Chu Kingdom excavated from Sichuan, and a visit to the Zhizheng Museum, the largest private museum in Shenzhen, for its collection of imperial wares.
OCS study tour to Dunhuang
with Dr Yin Huang
22nd-27th April 2016
Following the success of the 2015 OCS study trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dunhuang, we were delighted to offer another unforgettable visit to the storied Silk Road town. The trip offered special access to the sites including caves not usually open to the general public, meetings with key researchers, and guided visits with experts.
The Art and Legacy of Giuseppe Castiglione at the Qing court
with Dr Roz Hammers and Dr Yeewan Koon
Friday 11th-13th December 2015
This weekend masterclass concentrated on the artistic contributions of the Jesuit artist Giuseppe Castiglione, who served under the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors, to Qing image-making. It focused on the National Palace Museum exhibition Portrayals from a Divine Brush: A Special Exhibition on the Tricentennial of Giuseppe Castiglione’s Arrival in China.
13th-18th October 2015
In autumn 2015, the OCS held a tour to the historic Silk Road settlement of Dunhuang on a special small-group six-day/five-night field trip. It was organized by the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong in cooperation with the Dunhuang Foundation.
The Oriental Ceramic Society regularly organises small focused local and overseas study tours and masterclasses. Recent tours have included visits to China’s porcelain capital, Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province as well as Macau, and Shenzhen.
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