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will be on view at the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) from 14 April through 14 August 2023. Organised and curated by the HKPM with the support of Cartier, the exhibition will feature loans generously provided by the Cartier Collection and private collections. As the first major exhibition on the role and influence of women in the history of Cartier, it will present approximately 300 stunning treasures created by Cartier, which include jewellery, timepieces, precious objects, accessories, and archival records spanning from the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition explores the bond between women and jewellery through a series of captivating narratives that reflect Cartier’s deep connections with many influential women throughout history and in the present day. The exhibition will highlight how Chinese art has inspired Cartier in design, style, decorative motif, technique and material in particular, and how Chinese aesthetics has influenced women's lifestyle and global fashion in general.


Based on fresh scholarship and rigorous research, this exhibition, with its four thematic sections, demonstrates the Museum’s innovative curatorial approach and vision of advancing dialogue among world civilisations and different disciplines. To accompany this exhibition, the Museum will offer a wide variety of educational programmes, ranging from scholarly lectures to film screenings, music and dance performances, and art-making workshops.


About the Cartier Collection

The Cartier Collection includes pieces dating from as early as the 1850s until as recent as the 2000s. These pieces act as material records of Cartier’s over 170-year history of style and creativity and also provide a wider historical account of evolutions within the decorative arts as well as in society since the end of the 19th century. With approximately 3,500 pieces and still growing, the Cartier Collection has shown selections of its pieces at some of the world’s most renowned institutions.



Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Hong Kong Palace Museum contains a total of nine galleries, presenting over 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum. Many of them are on display in Hong Kong for the first time, while others have never been shown to the public before. The Museum aspires to become a leading cultural institution committed to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, while advancing dialogue among world civilisations. Embracing new curatorial approaches, the Museum offers a Hong Kong perspective and a global vision, presenting the finest objects from the Palace Museum and other important cultural institutions around the world. Through research, exhibitions and educational and professional exchange programmes, it will build international partnerships and help position Hong Kong as a global hub for art and culture.


Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, and Public Holiday: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)

The ticket office on G/F will close one hour before the Museum closes.


To visit “Cartier and Women”, purchase a Special Exhibition ticket from the Hong Kong Palace Museum. With this ticket, you will also have access to other special exhibitions and thematic exhibitions in the HKPM Adults: HKD 120 Concessions: HKD 60 Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon

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