Downtime: Hong Kong museum tops the tables

In the first part of a new column, Downtime, FinanceAsia visits Hong Kong’s Liang Yi museum, which offers a view of history through the eyes of an avid collector.

Lynn Fung, director of the Liang Yi Museum, is a busy woman. Having closed a special exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum in August, she is working hard to host exhibitions from global museums. She has a lot of space to fill. Despite the modest gallery and the reception desk on the ground floor, the Liang Yi museum is four storeys high and nearly covers a city block.

This private museum on Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, displays her family’s fine collection of Ming and Qing Chinese antique furniture alongside an assortment of European ladies’ vanity pieces made in the finest design houses, including Cartier, Boucheron and...

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