WANG Guanyu 王冠宇
Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學文物館

Memory of the Golden Age: The Chinese Porcelain Collection of Portuguese Museums
瓷韻逐波︰葡萄牙博物館藏的中國瓷器

As one of the 2014/2015 J. S. Lee Memorial Fellows, the speaker will share her exchange experience at the Site Museum of Mosteiro Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra, Portugal.

The sharing will be divided into three parts: the first part is a brief introduction of the museum which serves to explain why it was chosen as the host institution. As a conservation institution built aside the historical site, the Site Museum is significant for its collection of excavated Chinese porcelain, which is among the first Chinese porcelain pieces imported into Portugal in around mid-16th century. Before the discovery, there was nearly no known archaeologically found pieces of this period and as excavated pieces reflecting much more contextual information than those acquired by other means, the collection of the Site Museum is of rare value to ceramics studies. The second part of the sharing is a review of the speaker's major activities in the Site Museum, which includes studying the Chinese porcelain collection systematically, leading curatorial work of the special exhibition Memory of the Golden Age: Chinese Porcelain of 16th Century in the Old Monastery of Santa Clara, and conducting a field trip in the Netherlands. In the last part, the speaker will express her sincere appreciation to the J. S. Lee Memorial Fellow Programme and raise suggestions based on her own experience, which she expects to be helpful to the future development of the Programme and its new participants.

作為2014/2015利榮森紀念訪問學人,講者將重點分享其於葡萄牙科英布拉舊聖克拉拉修道院遺址博物館(Museum of Mosteiro Santa Clara-a-Velha)交流訪問的經歷。

報告主要分三部分:首先,講者會對遺址博物館的概況及其重要性進行介紹,並說明選擇交流訪問的具體原因。舊聖克拉拉修道院遺址博物館是一所以考古揭示遺址為基礎而建立的文博機構,這一遺址的特殊之處在於大量十六世紀中國精美外銷瓷器的集中發現。這批瓷器是最早入口歐洲的中國瓷器之一,在此之前,此時期的中國瓷器多為收藏於各地博物館的傳世器物,罕有經系統考古發掘所揭示的實物資料。其次,講者將對其在交流訪問期間的主要學術活動進行回顧,包括對修道院遺址出土的中國瓷器的集中研究,策劃有關中葡早期航海與瓷器貿易的專題展覽,對葡萄牙本地及其他歐洲國家藏瓷的實地考察等過程中的收穫,遇到的問題及解決方案等。最後,講者會致謝利榮森紀念交流計劃,並根據對自己交流經歷的反思,提出一些對於未來學人,以及計劃未來發展或為有益的建議。