OPENING RECEPTION - MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA
DR YOUNGMI KIM, SENIOR CURATOR ASIA DEPARTMENT
Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck:
the Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques
from the Song and Yuan Dynasties
In the summer of 1323, a Chinese cargo ship set sail from the port of present-day Ningbo. On its journey to Hakata, the ship encountered a storm off the west cost of Korea. First discovered fortuitously by a fisherman, the Sinan shipwreck is Korea’s largest underwater excavation and uncovered nearly 24,000 artifacts of everyday goods and luxury items bound for the Japanese market. Dr. Youngmi Kim, curator of the Asia Department at the National Museum of Korea will discuss discoveries from a shipwreck whose precious cargo offers a look into maritime trade and cultural exchanges in East Asia, and the social function of art among Yuan nobility.
1323年夏, 一輛中國商船從寧波前往日本博多區期間, 遇上風暴並擱淺於韓國西岸新安. 一名船家後來意外發現商船殘骸. 經過規模巨大的發掘, 出土24,000多件準備送遞日本的器物, 當中包括日常瓷器及珍品. 講者金美英博士為韓國國立中央博物館亞洲部研究士. 她會借新安沉船發現的瓷器探討當時東亞的商業交易和文化交流, 以及藝術在元朝貴族中扮演的角色.
About the speaker
Dr Youngmi Kim is a researcher at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, where she also curated various exhibitions. Previously, she was lecturer at Jeju National University and a researcher at Jeju National Museum. She was Visiting Scholar at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan. She earned her PhD and Master’s degree in archaeology from Peking University, China, and Master’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul. She has published books on the porcelain and treasure of the Sinan Shipwreck, the porcelain of the Goryeo Period unearthed in Jeju, and porcelain of Jingdezhen and numerous research articles in academic journals in Korea, China, and Japan.
The evening lecture and opening cocktail is the first of the Museum Lecture Series, co-presented by Asia Week Hong Kong and the Korean Culture Centre of the Korean Consulate, supported by the Korean Women’s Association of Hong Kong.
DATE & TIME
23 MAY (WED)
Korean Cultural Center, 6/F, Block B, PMQ
55 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
By invitation only
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