Sun Museum holds “Folklore in Ming and Qing Porcelain” exhibition

19 October 2019

The Sun Museum, funded by the Simon Suen Foundation, Honorary Permanent President of the HKBU Foundation, is holding an exhibition entitled “Folklore in Ming and Qing Porcelain”. It features a selection of over 40 pieces of porcelain made in the late Ming and early Qing periods.

The Opening Ceremony was held on 19 October 2019. Officiating guests included Dr. Louis Ng Chi Wa, Director of Hong Kong Palace Museum; Mr. Silas Yang Siu Shun, JP, Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Dr. Simon Suen, BBS, JP and Ms. Chloe Suen, Founding Chairman and Chair respectively of the Simon Suen Foundation; and Mr. Yeung Chun Tong, Director of the Sun Museum.

The exhibits are selected from seven private Hong Kong collections. They mainly feature stories excerpted from folklore, history and auspicious motifs. Popular stories such as Romance of the Western Chamber, The Peony Pavilion, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Investiture of the Gods and Legends of the Sui and Tang Dynasties are vividly illustrated. These famous stories could rekindle interest in traditional Chinese culture and arouse curiosity in how to translate ancient folklore into porcelain decoration. The public can enjoy free admission by appointment and the exhibition will be held until 8 February 2020. Please click here for details.