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Rose Lee

Rose Wing Chong Lee

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Assistant Curator

Country: Hong Kong

ITP Year: 2008


Since 2013 Rose Lee has worked for the Hong Kong Heritage Museum as Assistant Curator (Fine Art) to look after the Chinese antiquities and Chinese painting collections. In addition to presenting new displays in the long-term galleries, she also organises special exhibitions. In 2014, she curated the exhibition Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation. In 2015, she curated The Pride of Lingnan: In Commemoration of the 110th Birthday of Chao Shao-an in collaboration with the Guangzhou Museum of Art.

Previously Rose was the Curator of Chinese Antiquities at Hong Kong Museum of Art from 2009 to 2013. In this position Rose looked after three major collections: Chinese Antiquities, Historical Pictures, and a branch museum Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. During this time Rose gave a presentation for the touring exhibition Fantastic Creatures about myths and legends from the 1st to the 19th century, at the British Museum. The display was part of the museums extensive programme of touring exhibitions which highlight the collection at international venues.

She has also been part of the organisation of the following exhibitions; Le thé, histoire d’un art de vivre : la collection K.S. Lo du Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware at the Musée royal de Mariemont, Brussels, 2009; The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition in collaboration with the Min Chiu Society, 2010; A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong in collaboration with the Palace Museum Beijing, 2012; and a travelling exhibition entitled Maritime Porcelain Road: Relics from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Museums from 2012 to 2013. In 2019 Rose worked on the British Museum Exhibition A History of the World in 100 objects which will be touring to Hong Kong.

Rose published the essay The Impact of Chinese Export Ceramics on the West in the Qing Dynasty in the catalogue Maritime Porcelain Road: Relics from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Museums, Macao (2012) and Guangzhou (2012).

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Rose was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at the Glasgow Museums.

Rose’s participation in the ITP 2008 was generously supported by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2013), Collections in focus: Ruins by Chao Shao-an
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2013), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2016), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 7 (2020), Bulletin Board