The Main Library will present the FROM BYGONE AGES exhibition from the Professor and Mrs Ko Wah Man Norman Photographic Collection of World Sculptures and Underwater Life collection at the 2nd Floor Exhibition Area, Ingenium, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong from 11 June – 16 July 2021.
In November 2020, Professor Ko Wah Man Norman (2007 Honorary University Fellow) and Mrs Ko Wong Wai Ching Wendy bequeathed to The University of Hong Kong Libraries their collection of over 250,000 photographs of world sculptures from no less than 55 countries taken over more than 45 years and around 2,500 images of underwater creatures.
THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF MAN
MAN ALSO DESTROYS!
The photographs in this exhibition can only serve to illustrate minutiae of sculptures from across the world, which remain at this present instance of man.
From 1963 to 2019 and across 55 countries, the KOs developed a personal collection of 250,000 images of world sculptures that were meticulously and respectfully photographed, organised and preserved.
Visiting these 55 countries, the KOs are still touched and inspired by their heritages, be they from people of the prehistoric, of the ancient or of the modern eras.
Irrespective of their societies, be they of the primitive, the civilised or the advanced, both creation and destruction were never incessant. This exhibition is testament to that claim.
It is the earnest wish of the KOs that we, the man with such gift of nature, ask a simple question:
ARE WE THE CREATORS OR THE DESTROYERS?!
KO WAH MAN NORMAN
KO WONG WAI CHING WENDY
Details of the Exhibition
Date: 11 June – 16 July 2021
Venue: Exhibition Area, Ingenium, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours (https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays