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Special Lecture Series on Timepieces

This lecture series is specially arranged to complement The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time Exhibition.

Title and speaker Date Time

First Lecture

Technology, Design, Exchange: Clocks for the Chinese Market in the Golden Age of British Horology
08-12-2018 (Sat) 11:30am –12:30pm
Speaker: Ms. Emma Stirling-Middleton (Project Curator, Science Museum Group)

Second Lecture

The Qing Court Timepiece Collection
08-12-2018 (Sat) 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Ms. Guan Xueling (Research Fellow, The Palace Museum)

 

Technology, Design, Exchange: Clocks for the Chinese Market in the Golden Age of British Horology

Many of the timepieces displayed in the Treasures of Time Exhibition were made in Britain in the eighteenth century. From the cottage workshops of rural England to the bustling streets of London, the ports of India to the Forbidden City, the timepieces passed through many pairs of hands and travelled thousands of miles on their journey to the Imperial collection.

Join the Curator of Science Museum Group, Emma Stirling-Middleton to explore the production, design and trade of the British timepieces made for the Chinese market in the eighteenth century. Drawing upon objects from the London Science Museum and rare archival documents from the British Library and Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, this lecture will reveal the extraordinary stories and hidden meanings behind these horological masterpieces.

The Qing Court Timepiece Collection

The timepiece collection of the Qing Court mainly include the "Imperial Clocks" from the Imperial Workshops, the "Guangzhou timepieces" from Guangzhou, and the mechanical clocks featured with the combination of eastern and western elements. The lecture introduces the origins and characteristics of the above collection, the clock-making process, and the influence on the clocks' design due to the aesthetic preference of the Qing emperors.

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: The first lecture is conducted in English and the second lecture is conducted in Putonghua.
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

Special Lecture on Landscape Map of the Silk Road Exhibition

This lecture is specially arranged to complement the Landscape Map of the Silk Road Exhibition.

Title and speaker Date Time
National Treasure Returns Home

Speaker: Prof. Lin Meicun
Speaker: (Professor, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University)

The "Landscape Map of the Silk Road" is a traditional Chinese map drawn on a silk handscroll, with dimensions of about 30-metre long and 0.6-metre wide. The map depicted the Silk Road from Jiayu Pass in Gansu province to Tianfang-guo (present-day Mecca in Saudi Arabia) in the Ming dynasty. It was once taken overseas in the 1930s and has now returned home. A Hong Kong entrepreneur purchased the map and subsequently donated it to The Palace Museum. The lecture will introduce the story of homecoming of the "Landscape Map of the Silk Road".
08-12-2018 (Sat) 3:45pm – 5:15pm

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Putonghua
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

"Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2018

This lecture series could enhance the public's understanding on the latest development and achievements of medical technology in Hong Kong, and strengthen their knowledge on the prevention of different diseases.


Title and speaker Date Time
Acid, Diet and Bacteria – Friends or Foes in Upper GI Cancer

Speaker: Prof. Leung Wai-keung (Li Shu Fan Medical
Speaker: Foundation Professor in Gastroenterology;
Speaker: Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing
Speaker: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
15-12-2018 (Sat) 10:00am – 11:00am
Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases​

Speaker: Dr. Wong Yu Hong, Ian (Clinical Assistant Professor,
Speaker: Department of Surgery​, Li Ka Shing Faculty of
Speaker: Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
15-12-2018 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese (The second lecture is conducted in Putonghua.)
Free admission by online registration (click here) on a first come, first served basis
Enquires: 3917 9212 / 3917 9994

Organised by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, in association with the Hong Kong Science Museum


 

 

Last Modified: 05-12-2018

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