FINE ART ASIA 2021 Academic Programme


Reinterpreting Palace Museum Objects at the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Presented by Hong Kong Palace Museum

Speakers: Dr. Raphael Wong, Associate Curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
  Dr. Ingrid Yeung, Associate Curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Moderator: Dr Tianlong Jiao, Head Curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Date: 10 October 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Language: Cantonese & English

This talk will introduce two of the Hong Kong Palace Museum’s opening exhibitions, which centre on the themes of ceramics and the art and culture of the horse. Dr Raphael Wong will talk about the encyclopedic collection of Chinese ceramics from the Palace Museum, Beijing with reference to both iconic exhibits and rarely-seen objects from the collection. Dr Ingrid Yeung will introduce a diverse range of objects in different media from the Palace Museum and the Louvre, exploring the role of the horse in mythology, daily life, military power, and international exchange.


Dr Raphael Wong is a Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholar with a DPhil in archaeology from the University of Oxford, focusing on China and the Eurasian Steppe of the 1st millennium BCE. He worked previously at the Art Museum and in the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was involved in exhibitions and catalogue projects, including “Radiant Legacy: Ancient Chinese Gold from the Mengdiexuan Collection” and Chinese scholar’s objects from a private collection.


Dr Ingrid Yeung studied Korean and Japanese art history at SOAS before pursuing a doctorate in Chinese art and archaeology at Yale University. She began her curatorial career as assistant project coordinator for “Linking Parabolas in International Exchange—Colloquium on Curatorship” in Taiwan, later serving as a museum educator at the Vancouver Art Gallery and as a curatorial intern at the Yale University Art Gallery. In 2015, she joined the publishing office of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.


Dr Tianlong Jiao received his B.A. from Peking University in 1987 and Ph. D. from Harvard University in 2003. Prior to his appointment at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, he was the Curator of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum, the Head and Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Bishop Museum. He also served as faculty or visiting professors at University of Hawaii-Manoa, Xiamen University, Chinese University of Science and Technology and Shandong University. His research specialty is early Chinese art and archaeology. He has curated many international traveling exhibitions in collaboration with major museums worldwide, including the Palace Museum. He also conducted archaeological projects in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hawaii and Honduras. He has authored/co-authored seven books and more than ninety research papers both in Chinese and in English. His book The Neolithic of Southeast China (Cambria Press 2007) was the winner of the 2007 Philip and Eugenia Cho Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Asian Studies.