Keynote Address - 26 November 2020
Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Keynote: Stories of Chinese Art: New Perspectives on Collecting
Through a series of fascinating stories about Chinese art collectors, dealers, and scholars, Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang shares her research on art collecting. Taking you back to the Chinese art market a hundred years ago, this keynote reflects on new directions, methods, and research materials in the study of Chinese art collecting history. Dr. Wang will also introduce the research and exhibition projects related to the theme of art collecting at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, which will open in mid-2022.
About the speaker
Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang is the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, spearheading the museum’s exhibition, research, publication, acquisition, and learning initiatives. Dr. Wang has served as the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Chinese Art Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, the Freer and Sackler galleries. With Jan Stuart, she co-curated the groundbreaking exhibition “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City” and co-edited the publication, which received the Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prize in 2019. A specialist in the history of collecting, nineteenth-century photography in China, Ming lacquer, Qing imperial portraiture and textile, Wang has published internationally. Her most recent book Meimei yugong is the first monograph on the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art Charles Lang Freer and the formation of his Chinese art collection (Shanghai Fine Art Press, 2019). Wang is a recipient of a Getty Museum Leadership Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post- Doctoral Fellowship and Scholarly Studies Award. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, and the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.