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    International Map Collectors Society Symposium 2018 - Cultural Encounters in Maps of China

Programme Rundown

IMCoS Symposium 2018 in Hong Kong: “Cultural Encounters in Maps of China”
18th October 2018 (Thursday)
6:00 – 7:30pm
Registration, Welcome Drinks and Preview of Exhibition at HKMM
Long Gallery, HKMM
19th October 2018 (Friday)
8:40 – 9:00am
Registration (if applicable)
Special Exhibitions Gallery, HKMM
9:00 – 9:20am
Opening addresses by:            
·         Richard Wesley, Museum Director, HKMM; and
·         Hans D. Kok, IMCoS Chairman
9:20 – 9:55am
Foreign Influence in Chinese Shipping and Evolution of Chinese Sea Charts in the 17th Century
K.L. Tam, Managing Director, Kingstar Shipping Limited & Director, HKMM
9:55 – 10:30am
Maps, the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Science
Professor Fung Kam-Wing, University of Hong Kong
10:30 – 10:45am
***Morning coffee break***
10:50 – 11:25am
The First Encounter of European and East Asian Cartographies
Dr. Mario Cams, Assistant Professor, University of Macau Department of History
11:25 – 12:00pm
Mapping Hong Kong – from Documenting Bandit Hideouts to a Global Destination
Dr. Gordian Gaeta, Collector of the long-term loan The Gordian Gaeta Collection at HKMM
12:00 – 1:15pm
1:20 – 1:55pm
Charting the Life of Captain Daniel Ross of the Bombay Marine
Dr. Stephen Davies, Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong
Special Exhibitions Gallery, HKMM
1:55 – 2:30pm
Cross-reference on Maps and Literature, and the Methodology of Researching China Maps
Dr. Lin Jeng-yi, Director, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Taipei
2:30 – 2:45pm
*** Afternoon tea break***
2:45 – 3:20pm
Jansson’s Xuntien alias Quinzay - City map or Chimera?
Dr. Marco Caboara, Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST
3:20 – 3:55pm
Maps and Ships: Maritime Trade in the China Seas from the 16th to 18th Centuries
Dr. Richard A. Pegg, Director and Curator of Asian Art, MacLean Collection, Chicago
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Challenges for Maps Collecting
Speakers: TBC
Moderators: Mr. Richard Wesley, Museum Director, HKMM; and Dr. Libby Chan, Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections), HKMM
4:30 – 5:30 pm
*** Guided Tour of HKMM ***
Permanent Galleries and KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator, HKMM
7:00 – 9:00pm
Symposium Dinner
20th October 2018 (Saturday) (Excusion)
Bus tour from Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10:15 – 10:45am
Inspection of Map Gallery
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10:45 – 11:00 am
Morning tea
11:00 – 12:00noon
Presentation by Dr. Marco Caboara concerning the past, present and future of HKUST map collection
12:00 – 1:00pm
Sandwich Lunch
Bus departs from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to Central
2:15 – 2:45 pm
Inspection of exhibitionEarly maps and charts of Hong Kong and the Pearl River c1775 – 1975
Jonathan Wattis, Wattis Fine Art Gallery
Wattis Fine Art Gallery, Hollywood Road, Central
Farewell reception