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From left: Song Ge octagonal bowl, Longquan Celadon Museum; View of the interior of the newly opened Longquan Celadon Museum; Southern Song Water Dropper in the shape of Belon Arris at the Longquan Celadon Museum; View of the excavated kiln site at the Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum

Longquan Celadon: Site visits and museum opening

A talk by Ingrid Hanson

Celadon has long been prized for its jade-like appearance, and kilns in Longquan are believed to have manufactured imperial wares in the late Song period. Recent kiln excavations have yielded sherds of such high quality that scholars argue that Longquan was the source of Imperial Song celadon. Furthermore, there is evidence that the source of Ge ware, one of the five types of Song imperial ware, may also be Longquan.

Several SEACS members attended the annual conference of the China Antique Ceramics Research Society based in the Beijing National Palace Museum in November 2011. During the conference, the Longquan Museum officially opened. The museum co-organized the function with the financial support of the Longquan Municipal Government. The speaker showed photographs of the Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Dayao and Xiaomei kiln sites, and the newly opened Longquan Museum.

About the Speaker:
Ingrid Hanson moved to Asia as a post-graduate fellow to the Baptist University in Hong Kong. She has been a fund-raiser, and supporter of the arts for over 20 years. She was a docent at the Singapore Art Museum and Singapore History Museum for 8 years, and chaired the music education committee for the SSO. She worked on the Tang Cargo acquisition team, and then, decided to pursue her interest in ceramics at SOAS where she completed her MA in 2009.

7pm, Tuesday 6 March 2012

82 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229684