Hong Kong Maritime Museum Special Exhibition: Mapping Ming China’s Maritime World – The Selden Map and Other Treasures from the University of Oxford
6 March 2014 – Hong Kong The Hong Kong Maritime Museum will display highlights from the celebrated Chinese collections held at the University of Oxford in a temporary exhibition entitled “Mapping Ming China’s Maritime World – The Selden Map and Treasures from University of Oxford”.
This special exhibition tells the story of the maritime world of the late Ming-era China (mid-17th century). It features the Selden Map from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford and other related treasures from the Bodleian and from Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. Collections from the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, as well as items from local renowned collector Dr. K.L. Tam will also be featured. Most of the objects are displayed to the public in Hong Kong for the first time.