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T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art

"Antiquities are history, and provide knowledge that cannot be found in most books. Knowledge of the past serves as a mirror for the present, it has a silent transforming influence, cultivates happiness and contentment, confers enduring benefits and provides endless pleasure." – Interview with Dr. T. T. Tsui in The Mirror (1995)

The T. T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art was established in gratitude for Dr. T.T. Tsui for donating over 700 pieces of his private collection to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Works of art and antiquities ranging from ceramics, pottery sculptures to bronzes are displayed long-term in the gallery for public appreciation.

In order to bring visitors closer to the exhibits, 30 objects in the gallery are highlighted, focusing on four aspects of life: Food and Drink, Entertainment, Belief, and Animals. Visitors can explore one or more themes and get insights into living in the past.

Discovering the Past: Selected Treasures from the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art Part 1 Part 2

A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection (Phase 1)

A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection (Phase 2)

Exhibit Highlights

Ding food vessel with kui-dragon design

Ding food vessel with kui-dragon design

Eastern Zhou (770 – 256BC)
Donation of The Tsui Art Foundation

Set of figures playing liubo chess game in green glaze

Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 220)
Donation of The Tsui Art Foundation

Set of figures playing liubo chess game in green glaze

 

Tomb guardian beast in sancai glaze

Tomb guardian beast in sancai glaze

Tang Dynasty (618 – 907)
Donation of The Tsui Art Foundation

Water-pot in shape of cat in amber glaze

Liao Dynasty (916 – 1125)
Donation of The Tsui Art Foundation

Water-pot in shape of cat in amber glaze