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The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is delighted to announce a guided viewing of the HSBC Archives and Repository with Angharad McCarrick and Florence Lo.

Angharad and Florence will guide members through the Gallery Exhibition ‘Life on the South China Coast’. Recently launched it showcases the bank’s art and photographic collections that depict scenes of trading hub Canton, a common theme in China trade art. From portraits of merchants to studies of junks and landscapes by artists like George Chinnery, these works capture the spirit of a new era of discovery and connection in the region two hundred years ago. After experiencing the Gallery, members are then taken ‘behind the scenes’ into the Repository to learn about the inner workings of an archive and see more examples of archive materials and artworks.

Angharad McCarrick is Archives Manager, HSBC Archives ASP, responsible for the Hong Kong collection and works as a part of a global team to collect, catalogue, preserve and provide access to it. A qualified Archivist, she worked for Dyson, Swire and most recently M+ Museum of Visual Culture before joining the HSBC team in 2022.

Florence Lo is Community and Education Programme Manager, responsible for content curation leveraging the HSBC archive and art collections. She completed a MA in Arts Education with British Chevening and Hong Kong Art Development Council scholarships.

Due to social distancing restrictions, the viewing is limited to 24 people. This event is offered to members for free, but a donation of $150 per person is suggested to cover our administrative costs.

The repository area is climate controlled, visitors are advised to bring an extra layer just in case. Visitors can take photographs in the gallery area with no flash but please do not take photographs in the repository area. Please note that visitors are required to wear a face mask, and use the LeaveHomeSafe application at the temperature screening station prior to entry.


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