In connection with UMAG's current exhibition, Exquisite Craftsmanship: Japanese Cloisonné Enamels and Embroideries of the Meiji Period from the Collections of the Ise Foundation, Mr. Hikonobu Ise, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ise Foundation, will speak about his interest for art and collecting. He has formed a large collection indicative of his many diverse interests, encompassing his passion for Japanese fine and decorative arts, Chinese ceramics and European paintings. A legendary collector and philanthropist, Mr. Ise heads the Ise Foundation with locations in Tokyo and New York City with an international outreach through exhibitions in many museums, including the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and our University Museum and Art Gallery in Hong Kong.
About the Exhibition
UMAG is delighted to present an exhibition of 56 cloisonné enamels and 16 embroidered textiles from the collections of the Ise Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. These treasures are executed in sophisticated techniques and exemplary of the highly skilled and exquisite craftsmanship for which the Meiji Period (1868-1912) is celebrated.