The HKU Museum Society is delighted to present a guided viewing of Cartier and Women at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. Organized and curated by the HKPM with support of Cartier, this exhibition will feature loans generously provided by the Cartier Collection and private collections.
As the first major exhibition on the role and influence of women in the history of Cartier, it will present approximately 300 stunning treasures created by Cartier, which include jewelry, timepieces, precious objects, accessories, and archival records spanning from the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition explores the bond between women and jewelry through a series of captivating narratives that reflect Cartier’s deep connections with many influential women throughout history and in the present day. The exhibition will highlight how Chinese art has inspired Cartier in design, style, decorative motif, technique and material in particular, and how Chinese aesthetics has influenced women’s lifestyle and global fashion in general.
Left: Bib necklace, Cartier Collection, Provenance: Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), Nils Herrmann, Collection Cartier © Cartier
Right: Chinese Vanity Case, Cartier Paris, 1928, Cartier Collection, Nils Herrmann, Collection Cartier © Cartier
Courtesy of Hong Kong Palace Museum