History of Gold: Masterpieces from Shaanxi


24 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017


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Gallery II, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Event Details:

Among all kinds of ancient Chinese craftsmanship, goldworking techniques are less well-known. The research project “Ancient Chinese Gold Techniques” is a collaborative effort of Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shaanxi Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, and the Master Studio of Chow Tai Fook, for the first time to use interdisciplinary research methods to reconstruct several major ancient goldsmithing techniques and the history of the development.

Shaanxi is internationally famous for her massive and important findings of gold and silver. To complement the research project, History of Gold: Masterpieces from Shaanxi is co-presented by Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, Shaanxi History Museum (Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center), and Art Museum. The exhibition features 60 pieces (sets) of carefully-selected ancient Chinese gold and silver works from 22 institutions of Shaanxi province, dating from 1000BC to 19th century. Basing on these astonishing artworks, Art Museum has also prepared a number of interactive programmes, such as guided tours, parent-child workshops and a series of public lectures that aim to provide the audience with different museum experiences and deeper understanding of the exhibition subject. A complimentary exhibition brochure will be available.

Both the exhibition and the entire research project are fully sponsored by Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Co. Ltd.