The late Dr T. T. Tsui had invited his friend, famous artist Huang Yongyu to visit his first private museum The Tsui Museum in Hong Kong and gifted Huang a copy of the collection catalogue as souvenir. When the artist looked through the catalogue, he was captivated by nine lively antique potteries with a sense of humor among the many treasures. They inspired him to create an album for them as a return of the friendship with Dr Tsui.
The name of this album, A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection, is a metaphor of the huge collection of Dr Tsui, which means this album reflects only a fraction of his marvelous amount of treasures.
The phase 1 exhibition displays the album and seven precious funerary potteries from the Han and Tang dynasties. Being evidence of the lavish burials, they reflect the prevailing social customs and livelihoods. With the album as the prelude, the exhibition demonstrates the interaction between paintings and artefacts, and the sincere friendship between the collector and the artist.
The Heritage Museum collaborated with The Tsui Art Foundation again to launch phase 2 exhibition in which fine works of the applied arts are featured. Foremost among them are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi. Each set consists of twelve cups made of eggshell porcelain, each cup painted with a flower of the month and accompanied by a poem. Other exhibits include jade carvings and accessories, some of which were kept by Dr Tsui in his office as personal favourites. Also featured are textile panels and wooden objects with semi-precious stones inlay. The Heritage Museum also features from the museum collection items of jade and gold to complement the display.