Arts of Asia Headquarter with Tuyet Nguyet Markbreiter

Date :
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Time :
10:30 - 12:00
Venue :
Arts of Asia, 803-6 Kowloon Centre, 29-39 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Cost :
$150 member; $200 non-member; free for student with valid ID
Note :
Optional lunch with speaker afterward on share-cost basis

Founded in Hong Kong in 1970 with its first issue published the following year, 'Arts of Asia' is one of the premier magazines in the field of Asian arts and antiquities. With subscribers in 93 countries, it showcases the cultural pride and heritage of Asia to the world.

Publisher and Editor, Tuyet Nguyet Markbreiter is a woman of vision, passion and dedication. Born in South Vietnam, she studied journalism in France and the United States and began her career working for English language newspapers and business magazines in Vietnam. Leading a women’s delegation from Vietnam to Manila in 1959, she was commissioned to write about the 10th anniversary of the Chinese mainland refugees when she met her husband Mark Markbreiter, a British architect. Since then, she has made Hong Kong her home. Traveling extensively in Asia, she saw the need to promote a better understanding of Asian people and their culture, their arts and history rather than politics, war and destruction. Hence, 'Arts of Asia' was born.

Now forty years later, her 5,000 sq. ft. office is filled with art pieces from almost every country in Asia, including China, Vietnam, Nepal, Burma, India, Japan and Korea. Tuyet Nguyet Markbreiter will share the background of these exquisite pieces and the stories behind their acquisitions, whether from international auctions, private dealers or artists themselves. Across from the office is the library and study centre where major auction catalogues for the past 27 years can be found. Numerous publications and art albums on Asian art are also well displayed and categorized.