CUHK Library holds Opening Ceremony of Yam Pak Collection Exhibition in Honour of Dr. Pak Suet Sin’s 90 Years
In appreciation of the generous donation from Dr. Pak Suet Sin and the Yam Pak Charitable Foundation, and to celebrate Dr. Pak’s 90th birthday, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library presents the exhibition ‘Unveiling the Splendor of the Flower Princess: An Exhibition from CUHK Library’s Yam Pak Collection in Honour of Dr. Pak Suet Sin’s 90 Years’ from 27 March till 31 July 2017. The first stage of the exhibition (27 March – 13 May) is reserved for internal preview and for the second stage (14 May – 31 July) it will be open to the public.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held today (27 March). Dr. Pak Suet Sin, Chairwoman of the Yam Pak Charitable Foundation; Dr. David Chan Pui Wai, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK; Prof. Leung Yuen Sang, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, CUHK; and Ms. Louise Jones, University Librarian, officiated at the ceremony.
The exhibition showcases the Library’s invaluable collection of the Sin Fung Ming Troupe’s libretti, stage stills and other photos, among which the Troupe’s clay-print libretti are the most valuable treasures. Usually, no more than a dozen copies of the clay-print libretti were made and were accessible only to principal performers, the percussionist, and the stage instructor. They are the relics of the playwrights’ original ideation, glinting with their great creativity. Another set of treasures is the Troupe’s stage stills which perpetuate the glamour of the stage and the glory of its actors and actresses.
The exhibition offers an opportunity for visitors to follow the steps of the Sin Fung Ming Troupe, along the path of Hong Kong Cantonese opera’s development.
Public lectures are offered during the exhibition period. Please refer to the Library’s webpage for details. All are welcome.
Welcome to watch the video of the opening ceremony: