Ms. Ivy Chan: Migration and the Collecting of Chinese Art in Hong Kong in the 20th Century

Date: 19 December 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower

In the mid-20th century, migrants from mainland China brought an influx of Chinese artworks, as well as their expertise on the subject, to the British colony of Hong Kong. Here mainland Chinese and local Hong Kong collectors encountered foreign connoisseurs (mostly from Britain, France, America and Japan) and built up significant collections of Chinese art under this multicultural environment. Through reconstructing the biographical accounts of four representative collectors who were active during the 1950s to 1990s – E. T. Chow (1910-1980), Low Chuck-Tiew (1911-1993), Dr Ip Yee (1919-1984) and  … (Please click on the image to read more)