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Special Programmes (July – September)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

Aromatic Bliss: Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class
Special Programme for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

The Month Cups – two sets of 12 porcelain cups made by the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi during the Qing dynasty – are the highlights of the current exhibition, "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", at the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art. These two sets of excellent works of art demonstrate the superb craftsmanship, firing techniques and meticulous painting skills of the imperial kiln in Jingdezhen. The flowers painted on the outer surfaces of each cup represent a flower of the month and are accompanied by poems admiring the flowers, forming an artwork treasure combining poetry and painting.

Cooking with flowers was long practised in ancient China. Flowers were part of recipes for fine and delicious dishes.

Guided by Hong Kong Heritage Museum docents, participants in this class will first visit the exhibition, "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", in the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art to appreciate the craftsmanship of the Month Cups and other items in the collection with "flower" in their names, to see how artists in ancient times presented the elegance of flowers. After the guided tour, the participants will visit the Chinese Culinary Institute. In the kitchen, an instructor with expertise in Chinese desserts will teach the participants how to create two kinds of colourful and delicious Chinese dim sum inspired by the flowers featured on the Month Cups. The participants will then taste the delicious products of their creative endeavours.

Date 21 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm (1st part) &
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm (2nd part)
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F and the Chinese Culinary Institute
Instructor Lau Chor Kwan (Senior Instructor, Chinese Culinary Institute)
Target Children aged 8 – 12
Fee HK$69 per child (free for accompanying adults)
Enrolment A maximum of 20 children (each participating child must be accompanied by one adult) on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).
Remarks A shuttle bus service will be arranged to transport the participants from Hong Kong Heritage Museum to the Chinese Culinary Institute.