The OCS is delighted to announce that this year’s AGM Lecture will be delivered by Dr Daisy Yiyou Wang, Deputy Director, Curatorial and Programming of Hong Kong Palace Museum.
The Hong Kong Palace Museum aspires to become one of the world’s leading cultural institutions committed to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, while advancing dialogue among world civilizations through international partnerships. Located at the western tip of the West Kowloon Cultural District, with sweeping views of the city’s iconic Victoria Harbour, the museum is scheduled to open in mid-2022. Embracing new curatorial approaches, the museum will offer a Hong Kong perspective and a global vision, presenting the finest objects from the Palace Museum and other leading cultural institutions around the world. It is a collaborative project between the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Palace Museum. The capital cost of the museum is fully funded by a donation of HK$3.5 billion from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
In this presentation, Dr Wang will share behind-the-scenes stories about the nine exhibitions being planned for the opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, unveiling some of the thrilling treasures, new research, and fresh curatorial and learning approaches at the Hong Kong Palace Museum.
Dr Wang is responsible for the exhibition, research, collection, publication, learning and engagement programmes at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. She previously served as the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Chinese Art Specialist at the Smithsonian’s Freer Sackler. With Jan Stuart, Wang co-curated the ground-breaking exhibition ‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City’, which was named the ‘Most Influential International Exhibition from Chinese Museums’ in 2019. A specialist of the history of collecting, lacquer and Qing imperial portraiture, Dr Wang is a recipient of a Getty Museum Leadership Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
AGM: 6:30 pm; Lecture: 7:00pm
Dinner: 8:00 pm
*Please note that dinner reservations can only be confirmed upon payment, and will be closed a week prior to the event. Please contact us to reserve a place, or register below.
Important note regarding entry to the Hong Kong Club
Please remember to bring your vaccination record showing that you have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days before the event for verification. Guests unable to show their vaccination record will unfortunately be denied entry.
In order to comply with strict government rules, all guests must scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code using the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app upon entering the function room. All visitors are required to wear masks, and there will be a mandatory temperature check before entering the Club.
We also remind members to abide by the Hong Kong Club’s smart dress code for guests. No denim trousers or sneakers.