The Tang Dynasty shipwreck at Belitong

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum in conjunction with auction house Christie’s is hosting a talk on The Tang Dynasty Cargo from Belitong (Indonesia) on 4 June 2007.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum in conjunction with auction house Christie’s is hosting a talk on The Tang Dynasty Cargo from Belitong (Indonesia) on 4 June 2007.

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.

The NUS Museum is located at
University Cultural Centre Annex
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119279

For more books on shipwrecks in Southeast Asia, you may want to read:
Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

2 thoughts on “The Tang Dynasty shipwreck at Belitong”

  1. As a Singaporean, I have great respect and appreciation for the Sentosa staffs and all those who involved in the acquisition of the
    Tang treasure for Singapore. The thought of Singapore having such treasure, especially the 3 pieces of Tang Blue and White, excites me, my family and friends.

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