A CHRONICLE OF THE CHINA TRADE
Thank you so much for your contributions—this is such a success due to your creativity and skill.
—Laura Linard, Director of Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School
Exhibit and Graphic Design: Proun Design, LLC
Exhibit Fabrication: WB Inc.
The Records of Augustine Heard and Co., 1840-1877
May - November 2012
In the early 1800's, the Heard family of Ipswich amassed great wealth as a primary player in
the burgeoning trade market with China. The Heards established trading houses in Hong Kong and Shanghai and utilized the latest technologies in steam-powered ships to expedite trade.
The Heard papers on display in this exhibit provide intriguing insight into Sino-Western relationships during the tumultuous era of the Opium Wars.
A design vocabulary inspired by Chinese painted screens and 19th century advertising chops infuses a dramatic yet elegant splash of color into the formal lobby of the Harvard Business School.
I wanted to let you know that we are getting a tremendous response to the exhibit, website and catalog! We have requests from all over the School and in fact, the world to send additional literature etc. People are calling to find out more about coming to see the physical exhibit and our web stats are very high.
Our colleagues in China are thrilled and we are shipping catalogs to Shanghai and Hong Kong.