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About Us

We offer art excursions and courses which broaden people's knowledge, skills and understanding of Chinese traditional art works, aiming to advance their art careers and allow them to meet people who share the same passion about Chinese Art. We believe in the power of art education to build connections, forge opportunities and enrich lives. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. 

Our Specialists

Zhang Pusheng

It is with great sadness to inform the death of Prof. Zhang Pusheng. After a battle with cancel, Prof Zhang sadly passed away on Thursday, 21 February 2020, aged 87.  He was an inspirational teacher and expert of Chinese ancient ceramics and he had been a close advisor since the day Hanford Art established.  His loss will be deeply felt by the whole ceramic community.

Mr. Zhang Graduated from Shanghai Fudan University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Peking University, Fudan University, Northwest University and Nanjing University of  the Arts. Deputy Secretary-General of China Ancient Ceramic Association.

For over four decades, Mr Zhang has been engaging cultural and museum works, his specialist knowledge, experience and thorough understanding of the ceramics enables him to gain a substantial influence in an advisory and leading role for identification, studying and teaching. Since 1980, he has been invited to give lectures and seminars in Shanghai University , Fudan University, Jiangxi Normal University, Hunan Normal University, Northwest University, Nanjing University of the Arts and Yangzhou Training Centre of State Administration of Cultural Heritage. He published three monographs: "Fie Painting on Ceramics", "Identification of Blue and White Porcelain" and "Zisha in Yixin". Mr Zhang compiles the textbook of "Figures of Chinese Porcelain in Different Dynasties Identification and Preservation" and "How to Identify Ancient Porcelains". From 1992 to 1997 , he was appointed as a member of the first-class cultural relics confirmation expert group by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, he had been leading the identifying the first-class cultural relics work across China for years. He also have been invited to do research and give lectures in the UK, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, U.S.A, HongKong, Macau and Taiwan.

Zhu Ji

Mr Zhu is the executive council member of China Cultural Relics Academy, the council member of China Ancient Ceramic Association. He is the Visiting Research Fellow of  Nanjing Museum, Visiting Professor of University of the Arts. He was also the curator of China Yangzhou Buddhism Culture Museum in 2007. Drawing from over 30 years of professional experience, Zhu Ji is an ambassador representing Chinese cultural relics education in its events.

Mr Zhu began his career in 1982, he was appointed to fund the training centre in Eastern China by State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), shortly afterwards, he has been in charge of Yangzhou Training Centre of State Administration of Cultural Heritage. As the only training base, it is directly instructed by the SACH. During this period, three are over 3000 students benefited from those courses.

Pang Ou

Mr Pang is Deputy director of Art Institute of Nanjing Museum, Deputy Research Librarian, Special Appraiser of State Culture Relics Bureau of Painting and Calligraphy, Cultural Relics Experts of Jiangsu Collection of Cultural Institutions, Member of Expert Guidance Team of the First National Mobile Cultural Relics, Member of the China Artists Association. He drafted the "National Cultural Relics Audit Standard".

For a number of years, Mr Pang has been engaging Chinese painting and calligraphy authentication, researching of Chinese Art History. He regularly writes for art periodicals, gives workshops in museums and organises exhibitions across China. He has published academic books of "Origin and Evolution of Chinese Painting", "Lingyufeihua, Meticulous flower and bird paintings", "Nizan, the same source of his paintings and calligraphies", "Wang Hui" and so on. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Painting Studies from Nanjing University of the Arts in 1998.

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