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Location: The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023

9:30 am – Registration at the Central Post Office
9:45 am – Shuttle to the Art Museum Chinese University Hong Kong
10:30 am–12:00 pm – Guided viewing of Cast for Dignity: Early Chinese Belt Hooks from the De-Neng-Tang Collection and Green Luminosity: Yaozhou Wares from the Shang Shan Tang Collection
12:15 pm – Shuttle to Hyatt Regency Hotel Sha Tin for lunch (at shared cost)
2:00 pm – Shuttle back to Central Post Office

Tour & transportation – Members $375 *
Tour & transportation – Non Members $425 *
Tour only – Members $150**
Tour only – Non Members $200**

* Includes CUHK campus visitors authorization and round-trip transportation: Central PO – Museum – Hyatt – Central PO. Members are reminded that the cost is for round-trip transportation. There are no concessions for partial use.
**Please note that all visitors will receive individual QR codes for entry to the university campus.

The OCS is delighted to announce a tour to the Chinese University Art Museum for guided viewings of their two special exhibitions with Dr Xu Xiaodong and Dr Sabrina Rastelli.

Cast for Dignity: Early Chinese Belt Hooks from the De-Neng-Tang Collection focuses on the art and iconography of early Chinese belt hooks. Divided into eight chapters, each examining the technology, craftsmanship and decorative systems of belt hooks, the exhibition reveals new insights into relevant archaeological data.

Green Luminosity: Yaozhou Wares from the Shang Shan Tang Collection is divided into 3 sections. The first presents the chronological development of Yaozhou glazes. The second section focuses on the decorative techniques, including engraving, moulding, and carving characteristic of Yaozhou celadon wares. The last section focuses on the interpretation and cultural context of decorative motifs.

Dr Xu Xiaodong  is Associate Director of the Art Museum, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the Fine Arts Department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Council Member of the Chinese Cultural Society of Relics (jade). Prior to moving to Hong Kong she worked as keeper and researcher at the Palace Museum, Beijing between 2007 and 2013. Her research interests include the history of Chinese jade, gold and silver, amber, imperial arts of the Ming and Qing dynasties and artistic interactions between ancient China and the West.

Dr Sabrina Rastelli holds a degree in Chinese Language and Culture from Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy) and a PhD in Chinese Art and Archaelogy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has curated or co-curated exhibitions on ancient Chinese art at major venues in Italy. Her main field of research is Chinese ceramics, in particular reconstructing their production according to archaeological data and lab analyses, as well as ancient Chinese art. She is consultant for the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani for a project on contemporary art. Her latest publication (first of two volumes) is Chinese Art: From the origin to the Tang dynasty.

Image provided by the Art Museum CUHK

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