The Tang Dynasty Cargo from Belitong

Monday, 4 June 2007
7.00 to 9.00pm
Celadon Room, NUS Museum

Free Admission

In this lecture, Rosemary Scott examines what is arguably the most important cargo of Chinese artefacts to be raised from the seabed. Both the ceramics and the precious metals in the cargo will be discussed in their art historical contexts.

The lecture will also address the significance of the cargo for our understanding of inter-Asian trade, and the intended destination of its most valuable items will be postulated.

Rosemary Scott obtained her BA and did postgraduate research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she later became Curator of the Percival David Foundation, following four years at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

She is currently International Academic Director to the Asian Art departments at Christie's, where she undertakes research, publication and training as well as giving lectures and courses on Chinese art. She has curated a range of exhibitions and has published numerous books and articles on ceramics, lacquer and textiles.