Catherine Maudsley is a HK based art historian, art consultant, curator, educator and writer.
The recipient of over twenty awards for exceptional achievement, Catherine was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Scholar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. She has taught at the Dept. of Fine Arts, HKU and has served on the Executive Committee of the HKU Museum Society, the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Art School.
Catherine is deeply fascinated by the religion and art of Mongolia. As a long-term member of the global organisation, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), she will lead us on a visit to Ganden Do Ngag Shedrub Ling, FPMT Mongolia Dharma Center in Ulaanbaatar to learn about the resurgence of religion in Mongolia since its repression under the nation’s communist regime. Since 1995, when Catherine went to San Francisco to see the landmark international exhibition Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan at the Asian Art Museum, she has been captivated by the sincerity, finesse and sophistication of sculpture by Zanabazar (1635-1723) whose work we will see at The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum.