The Oriental Ceramic Society is delighted to present an exclusive guided viewing of ‘Honouring Tradition and Heritage: Min Chiu Society at Sixty’ at the Hong Kong Museum of Art led by Min Chiu member Anthony Cheung Kee-wee, and Dr Roz Hammers. Offered when the museum is ordinarily closed to the public, Anthony will share with members the stories behind the collecting of some of the works from his collection that includes Ming and Qing porcelain, lacquerware, bronze, jade, snuff bottles and embroidery. A particular highlight of this guided viewing will be the role that the publication of Dr Hammers’ research into The Pictures of Tilling and Weaving played in Anthony’s determination to reunite two works currently on view in the exhibition through collecting.
Commemorating its 60th anniversary this year, the world-renowned Min Chiu Society, formed by a group of art collectors in Hong Kong, has been an important cultural organisation devoted to fostering intellectual exchange and collecting, studying and promoting Chinese art. Guided by its founding ethos––‘an earnest pursuit of classic knowledge, with a passion for antiquity’––the Society’s art collections are eclectic, ranging from Chinese paintings and calligraphy, ceramics, jade, glass, lacquer wares, carvings in bamboo and wood, furniture, textile as well as China Trade art. This exhibition will present the very best of Chinese art from the collections of the Society’s members. The exhibition presents over 300 works exemplifying artistic and cultural tastes across generations.