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From Hong Kong to Scotland: the Stewart Lockhart collection at National Mu...

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In the spring of 1966, many large wooden crates arrived at the gate of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh. Little did the pupils at the time know that these contained the collection of Chinese art of a fellow alumnus, Sir James Stewart Lockhart, a British colonial officer who enjoyed an extraordinary career in Hong Kong and northern China. This talk will use the Lockhart collection in the National Museum of Scotland, largely unknown to academics and the public, to explore the biography of Sir James in Hong Kong (1879-1902), which was interwoven with many events of both local and global significance.

Dr Qin Cao is Curator of the Chinese collections at National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. She studied Archaeology for her BA at Nanjing University and then her MA at University College London. She obtained a DPhil on the subject of Shang-dynasty weapons from the University of Oxford in collaboration with the British Museum. Dr Cao interned and worked at a number of heritage institutions between and during her studies, including UNESCO Bangkok office, Jinsha Site Museum, Chengdu, China and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. In 2012, she joined the British Museum as part of their Future Curators programme and also worked at the Manchester Museum. Her primary interest is Chinese material culture, in particular bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasties and numismatics, on which she has published a number of works.

This lecture is co-presented by Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art and The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong.

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