The HKU Museum Society is pleased to present a museum visit of Dunhuang: Enchanting Takes for Millennium” with Lee Meiyin.
This exhibition will showcase 50 exhibits, including artefacts, reproductions of silk paintings, and a replica cave spanning over 1 000 years from the Northern Wei period to the Ming dynasty. In addition, over 100 murals are highlighted from more than 60 Dunhuang Caves, featuring a multitude of themes and artistic styles that traverse dynasties and geographical regions. Visitors are invited to a feast of visual splendour with a series of art-tech display and multi-media programmes to experience and appreciate the worldly and heavenly aspirations of ancient forebears in their pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful in the Buddhism realm of Dunhuang.
This exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy. Exclusively sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club and supported by Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong).
About Lee Meiyin
Ms. Lee Meiyin’s areas of research include the history, art and costumes of the ethnic minorities of China, Buddhist art, Dunhuang art, silk and embroideries. She previously served as HKUSPACE guest lecturer (2000-2010), as well as a member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. She is currently a specially appointed research fellow of Dunhuang Academy, a visiting associate professor of the Chu Hai College, and a Vice President of the Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong). She also serves on the Board of Dunhuang Grottoes Preservation and Research Foundation of China, and as an expert advisor to the public museums of Hong Kong.
More information about the exhibition can be found here:
Illustration of Amitayus-mindfulness Sutra, South wall of Mogao Cave 172, High Tang dynasty. Courtesy of Dunhuang Academy