A special home visit with Chris Hall, an established textile collector, is scheduled for this month. Chris first arrived in Hong Kong when his father was appointed assistant bursar of The University of Hong Kong in 1955. He studied History at Cambridge University and has worked in Hong Kong as a CPA specializing in tax accounting for many years. For over twenty years, Chris has also traveled the world in the pursuit of antique Chinese textiles. With discerning eyes and deep passion, he has assembled a major collection of rare and exquisite Chinese textiles, some dating from 500 B.C. He has also written a very comprehensive book on the topic. The Chris Hall Collection is world-renowned and has been exhibited at major museums worldwide.
Hall’s apartment is filled with Asian and European antiques and art objects that reflect his love and appreciation of colours and antiquities from different cultures. During our visit, he will show us the specially designed room built to control the humidity, light and temperature for the optimum storage of these fragile antique textiles in order to preserve them for posterity. We shall also see how he ingeniously and tastefully gives new life to his antique furniture by putting them to practical use in a modern international lifestyle.