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[LECTURE] VISUALIZING THE DISAPPEARING ART FORM: BOOKPLATES AND HONG KONG
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Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Time: 6-7 pm (UTC+8 Hong Kong)
Venue: Online with Facebook Live, please click here: https://fb.me/e/gs2pLhEZz
Language: Cantonese
Audience: All are welcome
Registration and Enquiries: No registration required. For enquiries, please call: +852 3628 7287
Cost: Free
 
This lecture shares a case study of a digital project and a recent bookplate exhibition which aims to contribute to the writing of the history of bookplates in Hong Kong. A bookplate first appeared to serve as a mark of a book ownership in the fifteenth century Europe and it became a cross-cultural art form in the twentieth century Hong Kong, but it is rarely heard of nowadays.
 
This lecture aims to introduce this lesser-known art form to the public and talks about how bookplates from the West being adopted in local context and culture. It will use the Asia’s first bookplate database made by the speaker to talk about the data mining and analysis of the big data of Hong Kong related bookplates. It hopes to promote to the public this endangered art form and to provide valuable visual and textual materials for researchers who are interested in bookplates and its history in Hong Kong.
 
The speaker will use her recently curated bookplate exhibition, “United in Bookplates”, in Hong Kong to illustrate the development of Hong Kong bookplates.
 
Biography
Dr. Sarah Ng is an art historian who specializes in Chinese painting and calligraphy. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford. She is currently the curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The relationship and reinterpretation of the Chinese tradition in contemporary art practice is her primary area of scholarly interest. Her recent research is more related to the lesser-known art form, such as bookplates (ex libris, in Latin) and ink rubbings.
 
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University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
 
Supported
Hong Kong Arts Development Council

 

   

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