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Ian Holliday

Through Burmese Eyes

BY ELAINE W. NG

Portrait of IAN HOLLIDAY at his office in Hong Kong. 

Photo by Jessica Keung for ArtAsiaPacific

Hong Kong has a reputation for art collections of all kinds, from the private to the well-publicized. Yet unknown to most of the art community are the holdings of Ian Holliday, a professor of political science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) who is gradually assembling the largest private collection of contemporary Burmese art in the world.

I first heard of Holliday through a friend who…

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