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The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is delighted to announce a guided viewing of the exhibition Gazing at Sanxingdui: new archaeological discoveries in Sichuan with Dr Shengyu Wang, co-curator of the exhibition at the Hong Kong Palace Museum.

This exhibition features 120 remarkable bronze, jade, gold, and ceramic objects dating back some 2,600 to 4,500 years. Nearly half the objects on view have been discovered in the latest archaeological excavations at Sanxingdui conducted between 2020 to 2022 and are being shown for the first time outside of Sichuan.

The excavations at Sanxingdui are a significant part of the “Archaeological China” project, and have enriched and transformed our understanding of the advanced ancient culture of the Chengdu Plain, in particular, and the upper Yangtze River valley in general.

Dr Shengyu Wang received her DPhil in archaeology from the University of Oxford. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Curator at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, she was involved in exhibitions and catalogue projects at Shanghai Museum and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She has participated in archaeological excavations in China and the UK, and has published and lectured on Chinese art and archaeology in Chinese and English. At the Hong Kong Palace Museum, she made curatorial contributions to the opening exhibition “Grand Gallop: Art and Culture of the Horse”

Please be reminded that priority registration for this event is for current members only. A limited number of places are available and pre-registration is required. Drop-ins will not be entertained. Participants are further reminded to respect the museum’s guidelines around personal photography, which may not be permitted.


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