Qing Ritual Vessels- Exhibition Opening and Talk
Date & Time:Friday, 25 Jan, 2019 4:30 pmVenue:The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.Cost:Free of charge for Friends members and guests. Donations welcomedContact:Registration https://bit.ly/2Ev6cgm
Qing Ritual Vessels - Exhibition Opening and Talk
Exhibition Opening Ceremony and Viewing from 4:30 pm

'For Blessings and Guidance: the Qianlong Emperor’s Design for State Sacrificial Vessels’  

About the exhibition: With significant donations from Dr. Iain Clark and Mr. Anthony Cheung of Huaihaitang in recent months, the Art Museum now boasts the largest repository of Qing ritual vessels outside of the Palace Museum, Beijing. Made primarily of glazed porcelains after ancient bronzes, Qing ritual vessels have been overlooked by ceramics experts and bronze specialists. However, these objects were of utmost significance in activating state rituals during the Qing period. The Qianlong emperor took it upon himself to standardize the forms of these objects to ensure that the rites were performed properly. This exhibition investigates the production and function of this distinct group of objects.
After the opening ceremony light refreshments will be served.
Talk by Dr. Iain Clark from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

'Collecting Huang Chao Li Qi - Ritual Vessels - in Australia: a Most Unlikely Venture!’

About our speaker:  Dr. Iain Clark, is an independent researcher interested in late imperial and modern Chinese ceramics. In 2015, he completed a PhD in Chinese Studies focusing on late Qing imperial ceramic vessels for state rituals.  He has been a member of the Oriental Ceramics Societies in London and Hong Kong for more than 30 years and is a past president of the Ceramic Collectors’ Society in Sydney.  Previously, he enjoyed a career as a Professional Engineer, working in Australia, the United States, South East Asia, and Hong Kong, consulting on the design of  electrical services for buildings.