Cartier And The Hong Kong Palace Museum Present Cartier & Women
Cartier and Women highlights the relationship between women and jewellery
The Hong Kong Palace Museum aspires to become a leading cultural institution committed to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture. Now, in collaboration with Cartier, it is has announced its newest exhibition, Cartier & Women, held from 14 April to 14 August 2023.
Organised and curated by the HKPM with the support of Cartier, this is the first major exhibition on the unique role and influence of women in Cartier’s history. Featuring approximately 300 stunning treasures created by Cartier, the exhibition showcases precious jewellery, timepieces, objects, accessories and archival records from the 19th century to the present day.
Moreover, Cartier & Women unveils fascinating stories of the close relationship between women and jewellery. It also highlights how Chinese art, along with art from other parts of the world, has inspired the jeweller in terms of style and decorative motifs. It also serves to showcase techniques and materials, and how Chinese aesthetics have influenced women’s lifestyles and global fashion.
The exhibition explores the bond between women and jewellery through a series of captivating narratives that reflect Cartier’s deep connections with many influential women throughout history and in the present day. The story of Jeanne Toussaint (1887-1976) is one of the highlights.
On top of that, visitors can discover how Chinese art and culture has inspired Cartier creations in terms of style, motifs, materials and craftsmanship. Some of the works on display in the exhibition serve to illustrate the impact of Chinese art on the development of women’s lifestyles and global fashion.
Dr Louis Ng, Museum Director of the HKPM, said, “This remarkable exhibition underscores Hong Kong’s position as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange. It also highlights the Museum’s global vision and innovative curatorial approach which emphasises rigorous research and scholarship.”
“Through the fascinating stories of the women behind these exquisite exhibits, we hope to inspire visitors to explore the role and influence of women across time and enrich their understanding of works that marry Eastern and Western aesthetics.” He concluded.
For exhibition details and tickets, check out the Official West Kowloon Website.