Michael C. Hughes, spent over 16 years as a Chinese specialist with Christie’s in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He has appraised a wide range of art holdings for many of the world’s finest private collections, institutions, and museums. He is the current President of the Board of Asia Week New York, an annual two-week celebration of art across the metropolitan New York area. He has authored three museum publications The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, 2002, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 2009 and Small Treasures: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 2015. Other published material includes articles in Apollo, Arts of Asia, and Oriental Art.