Art treasures from over 10 countries on display

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 January, 1993, 12:00am

SIXTY-NINE treasures of Asian art belonging to a special collection in New York will be on display at the Museum of Art, Tsim Sha Tsui, early next month.

The art works are from the collection of the late Mr and Mrs John Rockefeller III, housed with the Asia Society, New York.

According to Dr Vishakha Desai, director of the Asia Society galleries in New York, elaborate precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of the objects during delivery.

Special cases which allow for complete temperature and humidity control were constructed after a careful study of procedures undertaken by other leading institutions that have lent major collections.

The Rockefeller collection, while relatively small by traditional museum standards, is noted for its consistently high standard and its pan-Asian scope.

Objects dating from the sixth century BC to the 18th century representing the various art traditions of more than 10 countries will be on display.

The exhibition will be open to the public from February 5 to April 12 in the Special Exhibition Gallery of the Hongkong Museum of Art.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Urban Council and the Asia Society - Hongkong centre.