The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Fragrance of Time — In Search of Chinese Art of Scent

Overview

  • Date
    2024.06.282024.10.16
  • Venue
    The Special Gallery, 2/F
  • Fee
    $30 (Standard)│$21 (Group)│$15 (Concessionary)│Free (Museum Pass)

Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Shanghai Museum
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Shanghai Museum
This exhibition is a Chinese Culture Festival and Shanghai Culture Week event

The culture of incense has a long history in China. Its significant role is manifested in many aspects of Chinese culture, ranging from religious rituals to literary gatherings. The use and appreciation of incense was closely intertwined with the aesthetics of life and artistic creation in ancient China. This exhibition showcases a constellation of precious artefacts, including ceramics, bamboo carvings, paintings and bronze objects from the collections of both Shanghai Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, spanning from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, taking the audience on an olfactory journey across thousands of years.

Please stay tuned to HKMoA’s website for ticket information and other updates.

The exhibition is also one of the activities in the Chinese Culture Promotion Series. The LCSD has long been promoting Chinese history and culture through organising an array of programmes and activities to enable the public to learn more about the broad and profound Chinese culture. For more information, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/ccpo/index.html

In no event shall the Funder have any liability of any kind to any person or entity arising from or related to any actions taken or not taken as a result of any of the contents herein. 

Audios

Programme

Audios

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  • Exhibition Introduction500Exhibition Introduction
  • Hill censer with phoenix and turtle stand501Hill censer with phoenix and turtle stand
  • Ten fragrant flowers502Ten fragrant flowers
  • Silver spherical censer with floral scroll design in openwork503Silver spherical censer with floral scroll design in openwork
  • Lady reclining on a cage over a censer504Lady reclining on a cage over a censer
  • Hanging censer carved with openwork floral design and six loop handles505Hanging censer carved with openwork floral design and six loop handles
  • Pair of kidney-shaped purses with couched gold thread embroidery and knot stitch of antiquities design506Pair of kidney-shaped purses with couched gold thread embroidery and knot stitch of antiquities design
  • Gold-painted stone Sakyamuni Buddha dedicated by Shi Huiying507Gold-painted stone Sakyamuni Buddha dedicated by Shi Huiying
  • Three-piece incense set508Three-piece incense set
  • Portrait of Ni Zan; Copy of praise by Zhang Yu in running script509Portrait of Ni Zan; Copy of praise by Zhang Yu in running script
  • The eighteen scholars510The eighteen scholars

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【Talk】

Incense activities, tools and related studies in Qing dynasty (Concluded)
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, the Hong Kong Museum of Art has invited Mr Shi Yuan, Head of the Department of Arts and Crafts of the Shanghai Museum, to give a public talk. Through examining various incense ware and related literature, Mr Shi will shed light on the distinctive features of fragrance activities in the Qing dynasty, from the imperial court to scholarly settings, to provide the key to unlocking the vibrant fragrance culture of China.

Date: 2024.06.29 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, B/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Language: Putonghua
Format: On-site and Online Livestream
Streaming Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87651997704?pwd=DPCInoKbv31XOSZOP3wBb1bBf038NK.1

*Enrolment for lecture on-site is not required. Lecture Hall will be open for admission 15 minutes before the event commences. Limited quota available on a first-come, first-served basis.