The Asia Society Collectors Series: The Chris Hall Textile Collection
Home Visit & Private Viewing with Chris Hall, Collector
A chance visit to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the 1970s spurred Chris Hall's interest in Chinese textiles. Dazzled by the intricate thread work on the silk robes, it was love at first sight. Over the past two decades, he has built up, what is believed to be the world's most comprehensive private collection of Chinese textiles with over a thousand pieces. The oldest being 2,500 years old, they range from sumptuous imperial robes to elaborately embroidered badges and weavings. Numerous noteworthy items from the Chris Hall Collection have been exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and, internationally, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. Chris will show us some of his most treasured pieces from the collection and share his journey of becoming a collector.
The Asia Society Collectors Series was launched in 2009 to enhance appreciation and understanding of Asian art by taking members to the private treasure troves of art connoisseurs in Hong Kong.