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Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023

Time: 15:00 - 16:00     

Venue: Indra & Harry Banga Gallery, 18/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong

Fee: Free for ASHK Members; $1,600 for non-members to receive 1-year individual membership

 

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Mar 9, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (GMT+8)

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Indra and Harry Banga Gallery
18/F Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR (China)

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14:50     Registration and mingle

15:00     Start of Members' Guided Tour

16:00     End of Members' Guided Tour 

Members' Guided Tour — Amber: Baltic Gold

     Follow Asia Society Hong Kong Center on a guided tour to Indra and Harry Banga Gallery of CityU's current exhibition, Amber: Baltic Gold.

     

    About The Exhibition

    The exhibition Amber: Baltic Gold at the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, brings together 240 impressive amber artworks from Europe and Asia that reveal amber's remarkable artistic and scientific significance.

     

    Amber is a beautiful and fascinating organic material that for centuries was believed to be a gemstone. Treated like a rare mineral, amber is simply a fossilized form of resin secreted by different plants. The most famous type comes from the Baltic regions, formed from the sap of extinct conifers 100 million years ago. As it drips down the tree, the sap often traps insects and vertebrates, which are then preserved in the amber, offering rare clues about the evolution of species millions of years ago.

     

    Divided into six sections, the exhibition highlights key moments in amber's artistic trajectory over the last 3,000 years. The first introduces its origins and its significance for scientific research; the second presents ancient amber objects from the Baltic regions; the third focuses on amber art during the Liao dynasty and in medieval Europe; the fourth traces amber's popularity in the Ming and Qing dynasties, in contrast to its decreasing use in 19th-century Europe; the fifth explores amber's role in 20th-century Latvia; and the last looks at amber in contemporary artworks. The exhibition concludes with a few examples of fake or composite amber masquerading as original pieces.


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    The City University of Hong Kong requires attendee's full name and email address to generate a QR code for attendee's access to the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery. By registering and attending this event, you agree to let Asia Society Hong Kong give your full name and email address to the City University of Hong Kong for the abovementioned purpose.

     

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    ASHK Member
    Member Price Complimentary
    Non-ASHK Member

    Includes an 1-year Individual Membership

    HKD 1,600

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