Speaker: Beatrice Hohenegger
Date: April 7, 2007
Time: 2PM – 4PM
Location: CCC Auditorium
With Al Cheng’s tea ceremony demonstration, Beatrice Hohenegger will give a lecture of Tea Art & History.
About the speaker: Beatrice Hohenegger
Beatrice Hohenegger is guest curator of a traveling museum exhibition on the history and culture of tea, slated to open in 2009 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
She has been researching the history of tea for the last seven years, exploring
museum collections in the United States, scouring libraries and historical societies, interviewing academics and specialists in the field, and collecting items and information for her book and for the museum exhibition. Her work has also taken her to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and most importantly, Assam, India, the largest tea-growing region in the world.
Previously, Beatrice lived in Paris, France where she worked as creative development coordinator for Tricom, a tri-national European film production company. In the publishing world, she worked as freelance writer/photographer and also as translator and editor for clients such as Getty Publications, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, and Wiley & Sons.
Beatrice was born and raised in Rome, Italy. There she attended the Deutsche Schule Rom (German School of Rome) and later the Università La Sapienza, where she obtained a Laurea degree (corresponding to a M.A.) from the department of history and philosophy. She also studied history of religions at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes of the Sorbonne University in Paris. Fluent in English, French, Italian, and German, Beatrice lives in Los Angeles with her family.