Stories of Things is pleased to be back on Monday, September 13th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with two passionate presenters discussing objects separated in time by over a million years.
Dr. Scott MacEachern, Vice-Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University and Professor of Archeology and Anthropology will present a Paleolithic stone axe, the earliest of recognizable manmade tools and their appearance in China.
Third generation antiquities and art collector and independent business consultant, Henk Nieuwenhuys, will bring a Ming Dynasty ivory firgurine and talk about the challenges and rewards of collecting antiquities in recent times. He will also discuss the upcoming exhibition of a portion of his collection at the Shanghai Museum.
If you have an object that has a story to tell at a future session, please contact us. Even if you do not have a "thing" to share, no problem. We welcome all those who have an interest in Stories of Things, their own or others.
In this group, RAS members can share an object that they are passionate about and relate what stories their object has told them about Asia. Even the most modest and inexpensive of things can have rich things to tell us. The purpose is to share and learn. Don't worry if you are not a scholarly expert. This is about your particular relationship with a collected object and thus you are the only expert. The creation of a kind of "intimacy" of sharing among friends is key as well in this process.
Due to limited seating, all guests must R.S.V.P. ahead of the event. Priority will go to RAS members and Friends. Non-members will be contacted the day before the event if there is space.