- Message from the Chief Curator
- "Heaven, Earth and Man — A Hong Kong Art Exhibition" Outdoor Exhibition at the Art Square of the Salisbury Garden
- Laurence Tam Memorial Art Award – Visitor's Choice Sponsored by the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Hong Kong Art History Research
- My Culture
- Museum Book Shop
- Museum of Tea Ware is 30 Years Old!
- "Hong Kong Art History Research – Pilot Project" Panel Discussion
- Portfolio Night – a Special Programme for Tertiary Students
- Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Appreciation can be Full of Fun!
- Papers from the Symposium "Another Modernity or Contemporaneity?: Traditional Chinese Media in the Context of Contemporary Art" are now available on Hong Kong Museum of Art Website
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Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Appreciation can be Full of Fun!
In order to attract young people to discover the treasures of traditional Chinese art, the Hong Kong Museum of Art once again collaborates with the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) students and teaching staff from Higher Diploma in Printing and Publishing Programme and Higher Diploma in Digital Music Media Programme to produce an innovative electronic book and animation for the exhibition "A Journey into Chinese Painting". Ancient Chinese painting and calligraphy appreciation is no longer dreary!
The electronic book, entitled A Journey into Chinese Painting, has chosen Wen Boren's Fifteen Views of the Garden as a connecting thread guiding readers to explore 25 paintings of the Ming and Qing dynasties selected from the Xubaizhai Collection. Each painting is accompanied with succinct but interesting information about the artist, the style and the history. Readers can experience a tour in a traditional Chinese garden as well as to enter the artistic world of the Jiangnan area during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In addition, students of HKDI have also created a romantic animated short film called Pianxian. It depicts the adventure of a young dancing girl who travels through the ages back to the years of turmoil in the late Ming dynasty and falls in love with the famous artist Yang Wencong. Selected works of the Xubaizhai Collection are featured in this animation.
The electronic book and animation is not just a supplementary production to the exhibition, visitors later on can also download it on iPad for free to view the Xubaizhai Collection and learn some interesting history about Chinese painting. We expect that such new perspectives, narratives and interpretations can help young people to embark on a rich cultural and artistic journey!
The animation on show at the entrance to the exhibition "A Journey into Chinese Painting"