ASHK Members’ Guided Tour: Hong Kong Maritime MuseumVIEW EVENT DETAILS
2:30pm Start of tour
3:30pm Q&A and End
Join Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) Curator on the last day of the special exhibition “The Dragon and the Eagle: American Traders in China, A Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900” for a special tour unfolding the history of early Sino-American maritime trade and highlighting treasures of Chinese export artefacts from HKMM’s collections, and from a variety of U.S. museums and institutions, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Independence Seaport Museum, Baker Library of Harvard Business School, The Kelton Foundation, etc. This informative tour is not to be missed!
Sign up now for this special arranged tour for the members of Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Seats are limited.
American Settlement in the Shanghai Bund, c. 1855, oil on canvas. On loan from Conrad Chen and Chelsea Chen (HKMM2017.09b.0001).
Dr. Libby Chan is the Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections) at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum where she oversees the museum’s curatorial practices, is responsible for exhibitions’ and collections’ development, and directs the CSSC Museum Resource Centre as well as the development of the museum’s Library and Archive. Before joining HKMM, she was the Senior Curator (China) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board of Singapore, overseeing the Chinese collection and leading the China gallery revamp project. Previously, she was the Research Associate and Curator at the Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, and was the lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also served as a J. S. Lee Memorial Curatorial Fellow at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and was the Curatorial Consultant at the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong (10 mins walk from Central Station Exit A / Hong Kong Station Exit A2)