Guangzhou Museum Duet (Conducted mainly in Cantonese and Mandarin)
I. Chinese Ceramic Pillows Exhibition at the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nan Yue King with Curator Wu Lingyun (吳凌雲), and “Pillow Talk” with Professor Mai Yinghao (麥英豪教授).
II. Chinese Export Fine Art in the Qing Dynasty Exhibition at the Guangdong Museum with Curator Dr. Lily Bai Fang (白芳博士)
After arriving at Guangzhou East Station, our private coach will take us to the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nan Yue King. We shall be guided by Curator Wu Lingyun to view the world-renowned collection of Chinese ceramic pillows, many of which were donated by Hong Kong collector Mr. & Mrs. Yeung Wing Tak. Archaeology Professor Mai Yinghao will give a talk on the history, forms, materials, techniques, functions, inscriptions and symbolisms of various dynasties to enhance our understanding and appreciation of this special Chinese art form.
As Guangzhou is famous for its cuisine, we will lunch at a local restaurant to savour their regional specialties.
After lunch, we will visit Guangdong Museum and see their current exhibition Chinese Export Fine Art in the Qing Dynasty. Curator Dr. Lily Bai Fang will guide us through the exhibits of paintings, ceramics, fans, embroideries, business card boxes, as well as artworks in ivory, silver, lacquer and combination materials. The trip concludes when our private coach takes us back to East Station for the through-train back to Hong Kong.
Wu Lingyu is Curator at the Museum of Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of Nan Yue King. Professor Mai Yinghao is Consultant for the Museum of Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of Nan Yue King; Guangzhou Museum Director; Advisor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum; and renowned archaeologist who had led several major national excavations. Dr. Lily Bai Fang holds a doctorate degree in History, as well as a fellowship at Peabody Essex Museum. She is now Assistant Director in Guangdong Museum, responsible for acquiring and researching on China Trade collection.