Back to listOct 24, 2008

SGI-Hong Kong Hosts Lecture on Art and the Museum

On October 24, 2008, Prof. Tang Hoi-chiu, chief curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, lectured on "Culture Inheritance--Hong Kong and the Role of Hong Kong Museum of Art" at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center.

081024x_hk_museum.jpg Prof. Tang Hoi-chiu speaking at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center

Prof. Tang focused on the significance of Hong Kong Museum of Art, referring to Hong Kong's geographical and historical background that has generated a blend of Chinese and Western cultures. He stressed that promoting art among the general public is the museum's primary objective and introduced a memorable exhibition held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art--"The Pride of China: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the Jin, Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties from the Palace Museum," which brought many precious Chinese historical art pieces to Hong Kong. Looking to the future, Prof. Tang stated that Hong Kong Museum of Art should embrace the world while remaining rooted in China, to reflect the multiplicity of art in Hong Kong.

Following the lecture, SGI-Hong Kong General Director Lee Kong Sau presented the SGI-Hong Kong Award to Prof. Tang for his contributions to promoting arts and culture in society.

[Hong Kong Museum of Art was established in 1962 and is administrated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government. It's more than 15,000 piece collection includes Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as works by local artists.]

[Adapted from articles in the November 24, 2008 issue of the Li Ming Sheng Bao, SGI-Hong Kong; photos courtesy of Li Ming Sheng Bao]