University Museum & Art Gallery

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University Museum & Art Gallery information

Hong Kong , China
Address
Street 94 Bonham Rd
Extras Fung Ping Shan Bldg
Telephone
+852 2241 5500
More information
www.hku.hk/hkumag
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat, 1-6pm Sun
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The University Museum & Art Gallery houses collections of ceramics and bronzes spanning 5000 years, including some exquisite blue and white Ming porcelain. The bronzes are in three groups: Shang- and Zhou-dynasty ritual vessels; decorative mirrors from the Warring States period to the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties; and almost 1000 small Nestorian crosses from the Yuan dynasty, the largest such collection in the world. (The Nestorians formed a Christian sect that arose in Syria, were branded heretics and moved into China during the 13th and 14th centuries.) The museum is to the left of the university’s Main Building and opposite the start of Hing Hon Rd.