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Exhibition Title: Amber: Baltic Gold

Date: 15th December, 2022 to 31st May, 2023

Borrowing Institution: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Divided into six sections, the exhibition highlights key moments in amber’s artistic trajectory over the last 4,000 years. The first introduces its origins and its significance for scientific research; the second presents ancient amber objects from the Baltic regions; the third focuses on amber art during the Liao dynasty and in medieval Europe; the fourth traces amber’s popularity in the Ming and Qing dynasties, in contrast to its decreasing use in 19th-century Europe; the fifth explores amber’s role in 20thcentury Latvia; and the last looks at amber in contemporary artworks. The exhibition concludes with a few examples of fake or composite amber masquerading as original pieces.

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