ABN AMRO Bank presents


Dutch Days Museum Seminar "Masters of the Golden Age"

organised by Asia Week Hong Kong

Wednesday,  6 April, 2016   |   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   |   Hong Kong Arts Centre, agnès b. CINEMA


Where would Delft be without the VOC (East India Company)?

The history of Dutch ceramics from 1600 through 1850 by Robert Aronson


6pm registration

6:30pm lecture begins



This lecture tells extensively the story of Dutch delftware, especially of the historical context in which delftware could bloom. The discussion will address not only the 16th- and 17th-century majolica, but also the improvements in technique that made the realisation of a new Dutch faience possible. Well-skilled potters from Antwerp and other places brought with them the technical qualities of faience-making to the northern parts of Europe. Aronson shall discuss the di erences between majolica and faience, and remarkable role father and son Verstraeten in Haarlem have played in the development of delftware shall be mentioned.


Robert D. Aronson, fifth generation owner of the family company Aronson Antiquairs celebrates in 2015 his twenty- fth anniversary in antiques. Spreading knowledge to a larger audience by means of lectures has become an important part of his business. By now, Robert has lectured in prominent museums all over the world, for example San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne Australia.


Registration fee: HKD 100


*Payment method details:

  1. Transfer: Please transfer the required amount to HSBC 652 158981 838, account name “Asia Week Hong Kong Ltd” and forward your payment advice to events@asiaweekhk.com

  2. Cheque: Please make your cheque payable to “ASIA WEEK HONG KONG Limited” (with your name as filled out on form written at the back of cheque) and mail to Unit B, 3/F, Teda Building, 87 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.


Terms and Conditions:

  1. Only general admission tickets are available.

  2. Registration fees are non-refundable.

  3. Late-comers: The management of the venue where the event takes place reserves the right to refuse admission by any late-comers to the event. The management also reserves the right to determine the time at which and the manner in which late-comers are to be admitted.

  4. Asia Week Hong Kong Limited reserves the rights to make the final decision in case of any disputes.

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