The HKU Museum Society is pleased to have Dr. Joseph Ting lead us on a day trip to Macau. The programme for the day begins with a ferry ride to Macau to see the exhibition “The Long Journey: The Forbidden City and Maritime Silk Road” at the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), followed by a simple lunch and a short afternoon walk between Santiago to Government House along the Praya. We then board the 17:20 ferry back to Hong Kong.
* Please note itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice.
The exhibition is co-presented by the Palace Museum and the Macao Museum of Art. It follows the theme of ‘One Belt, One Road’ without forgetting the original purpose of the Maritime Silk Road, while reflecting on history and looking to the future. Large in scale and rich in content with a wide array of exhibits, the exhibition prompts the public to retrace the history of Chinese and Western cultural exchanges throughout the Maritime Silk road, a route of civilisation. The exhibits include treasures of the Qing Palace from the collection of the Palace Museum, and newly added cultural relics after the founding of the New China.
Dr. Joseph Ting (丁新豹博士) majored in Chinese Literature and Chinese History from Hong Kong University and graduated with a BA degree in 1974. He was conferred an MPhil in 1979 and a PhD in 1989, both from HKU. Dr. Ting joined the Hong Kong Museum of Art as an Assistant Curator in 1979 and was appointed Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of History in 1995. He retired in 2007 after 28 years of service. He is currently an Honorary Professor of School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.