Before the AGM and lecture, participants are invited to join May Huang at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to view recent archaeological finds from Jingdezhen in the exhibition Refilling the Interregnum: Newly discovered imperial porcelains from Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Reigns (1436”“1464) of the Ming Dynasty, jointly presented by the Art Museum and the Jingdezhen Imperial Ware Museum, and curated by Dr Wang Guanyu. Featuring 158 items dating to this period of political instability, this exhibition sheds new light on the artistic achievements of the Interregnum.
Based in Jingdezhen and Beijing, May Huang is currently a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University in the Academy of Art and Design. She is also co-founder of the Dongjiao Institute for ceramic studies. She holds an MA from Peking University and has published numerous articles in Wenwu and other publications. She has extensive field experience in archaeological excavations. In 2008 and 2013 she received the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute’s award of Exemplary Teacher. She regularly lectures for the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, the Oriental Ceramic Society in London, and for the Min Chiu Society.