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HONG KONG COMMITTEE

MR. WILLIAM LIM

Mr Lim received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture, minoring in Photography, from Cornell University in the United States. In 1993, he assumed the position of Managing Director of CL3 Architects Limited, a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design firm which also actively involves in public art installation projects. His bamboo Installation “West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2013” received Hong Kong Design Center For Asia Grand Award and Special Award for Culture 2013. William Lim is a member of the Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee for Tate, as well as a Council member for Cornell University, Art and Planning Board.

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MR. VICTOR LO

Chairman and Chief executive of Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited.

Mr Lo has been committed in the promotion of local design and creative industry. He is a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and chairman of its Museum Committee, a non-official member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology as well as the Economic Development Commission of the HKSAR Government. He has been serving as an honorary professor in Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design since 2003 and the chairman of board of directors of Hong Kong Design Centre since 2007. He is also a director of PMQ Management Company Ltd, a non-profit-making organization for the promotion of creative industries in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG COMMITTEE

MS. NANSUN SHI

Co-founder of Cinema City and Film Workshop Co Ltd.

Ms. Shi, an esteemed producer, has produced blockbuster hits such as Young Detective Dee – Rise of the Sea Dragon in 2013. She was named Producer of the Year by CineAsia in 2005 and served as juror in Berlin Film Festival in 2007 and Cannes Film Festival in 2011.

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PROFESSOR CEES DE BONT

Dean, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Cees de Bont is the Dean of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design. He chaired the Dutch Innovation Centre for Electric Road Transport and was chairman of the largest research program for CRISP.

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MS. PANSY HO

Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Ltd.

Apart from heading 2 major cross-regional businesses, Ms. Ho dedicates extensive efforts and support towards arts & cultural development. She has sat at various governing boards in leading art-related organisations in HK and has been appointed as the Chinese Ambassador of the Louvre Museum in 2013.

HONG KONG COMMITTEE

MS. PEARL LAM

Gallerist, Collector, Patron and Curator

Pearl Lam is a world-renowned gallerist, collector, patron and curator, with galleries in Shanghai and Hong Kong. In 2008, she founded the China Art Foundation, involving prestigious organizations as partners including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

HONG KONG COMMITTEE

MS. JEAN M. WONG

Principal and Artistic Director, BBS, FRAD, FHKAPA

Establishing the School in 1960, Jean Wong plays an important role in Hong Kong’s ballet scene. She was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Ballet Group. Among her many honours, she was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance in 2010, the highest honour given by the Academy.

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INSTRUCTORS

The teaching staff at L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in Hong Kong consists of 14 instructors: jewelers, art historians, experts, gemologists and historians of time. Although each of them deals with its own specific field of expertise, the instructors are united by the desire to share their knowledge through experimentation and dialogue. They include:

THE FOUR EXPERT JEWELERS

“Mains d’Or” of Van Cleef & Arpels’ High Jewelry workshop, they total more than 100 years of professional experience. At the highest rank in their profession, they help each participant to discover the skilled craft of jewelry-making.

INEZITA GAY

Graduate from Princeton University in Art History and Archaeology, Inezita has spent her entire career with the great jewelry houses of the USA before creating an internal Training and Communications Department for Van Cleef & Arpels New York. Her enthusiasm, her love of sharing knowledge and her passion for jewelry made it her destiny to incarnate L’ÉCOLE’s teaching.

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DOMINIQUE DUFERMONT

A gemstone expert and buyer, he is a contributor to the courses “Interpreting the Gemstones” and “Recognize the Gemstones”. His dual training in geology and gemology provides him with a deep understanding of the world of precious stones and inspired him to share his passion for them.

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COURSES

COURSES

L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels invites you to explore their excellent craftsmanship in jewelry and watchmaking through three distinctive courses.