Cultural Encounters in Maps of China
19 October to 11 November 2018
Long Gallery*, Small Theatre and B4 Gallery of B Deck
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
To complement the 36th International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCOS) Symposium held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), a special exhibition titled “Cultural Encounters in the Maps of China” curated by the HKMM together with the Guest Curator K. L. Tam, featuring over thirty maps and charts of China and East Asia between the sixteenth and the twentieth centuries, is presented. They vividly outline the development and the cross-cultural interactions of mapping technologies in early modern China, a theme which has been rarely presented to the general public. The exhibits on display are from the HKMM collection, alongside long-term loans from important private collections, particularly those of K. L. Tam and Dr. Gordian Gaeta.
*Long Gallery section will be ended on 2nd November, 2018
Symposium website: https://tinyurl.com/imcos-2018-hk