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A Tale of Three Cities - Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

With descriptions in Chinese, Portuguese and English, this catalogue contains a rich variety of pictures and text to introduce the flourishing maritime trade in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area during the Ming and Qing dynasties and in contemporary times. As an important stronghold of the Maritime Silk Road, the Greater Bay Area has always been a hub of maritime trade between China and foreign countries and a meeting point between Eastern and Western civilisations. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, when the East and West sea routes were opened up, silk became an important commodity to be exported to all parts of the world through the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The export of silk products was a testament to the glory of the handicraft industry in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and the progress of globalisation of trade. Today, the art of silk embroidery is still being passed down and developed, playing a positive role in shaping and enriching the cultural connotations of the Greater Bay Area and enhancing its cultural soft power. The catalogue A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area & Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties is divided into four sections, namely “The Greater Bay Area”, “Export Silk”, “The Changing World” and “The Greater Bay Area Today”. It introduces the golden era of silk trade between China and foreign countries in the Ming and Qing dynasties through maps, paintings, documents, porcelain, silk fabrics, clothing, furniture, coins, etc.

City Imprints - Maps from the Archives of Macao

“City Imprints - Maps from the Archives of Macao” complies design drawings, planning illustrations, water supply system plans, hydrographic maps and land maps which vividly outline the course of development of the city of Macao in the hundred years from 1880’s to 1980’s.

Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views - International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views - International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art is co-organised by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) under the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the School of Intermedia Art (SIMA), China Academy of Art. A total of 32 artists/arts groups from the mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as well as from Japan, South Korea, Germany, France and Italy, are invited to participate in the exhibition. This exhibition catalogue, with related work introductions and artists’ resumés, features all images of paintings, photos, installations and AR/VR works and other cross-disciplinary creations.

Quintessence of Imperial Kiln Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum Collection

From ancient times to the present, porcelain is the most commonly used ware by ordinary people in their everyday life, and also the main utensil in the royal court of the past dynasties. In the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), the court used a large scale of ceramics for decorative items, sacrificial offerings, religious rituals, and internal and external tributes. Thus, the imperial kiln porcelain was one of the symbols that highlight the emperor’s absolute authority. The hardcover catalogue of the Quintessence of Imperial Kiln Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum Collection contains images of all the items showcased in the exhibition, as well as the research materials for each exhibit. At the same time, it also includes a thesis written by expert of the Palace Museum on imperial kiln porcelain in the Ming Dynasty. The catalogue presents a selection of 120 pieces (sets) of representative artworks from the imperial porcelain kiln produced in the Hongwu to Wanli periods (1368–1620) of the Ming Dynasty, according to the order of their production times.