Dragons In Jewelry & Arts

Date:  6 Jun 2024 - 6 Jun 2024

Venue: L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, 510A, 5F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Language: English

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Welcome Cocktail: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Conversation: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Post Conversation Cocktail:  8:00–9:00 p.m.
Language: English


Florian Knothe, Associate Professor, Museum Director of UMAG at the University of Hong Kong
Mathilde Rondouin, Art Historian and Lecturer at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts


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The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong, and L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts, are very happy to support and to take part in the French May Arts Festival 2024 with a talk celebrating the influence of the dragon in art.


The new lunar year of 2024 is under the protection of the dragon and is therefore anticipated to be most auspicious. Also called loong in Chinese, the dragon is one of the most iconic and revered symbols in Chinese art and culture, representing power, strength, prosperity, and good fortune.


Why are these mythical figures such fascinating motives? When did they start inspiring jewelry creations? From fashion designs to decorative arts, the serpentine creature travelled through the silk roads to inspire legends and artefacts in the West: it notably marked the creativity of Jewelry Maisons from Place Vendome and elsewhere.


From magical bestiary to whimsical creatures, dragons ornate ancient regalia and contemporary collections, transforming jewels into legendary lucky charms that transcend cultures.

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