This archive includes clippings and corresponding manuscripts of Nigel Cameron’s articles for the Hong Kong, English-language newspaper South China Morning Post from 1972 to 1994; articles for the magazine Orientations from 1970 to 1980; and a few letters written by Cameron to newspaper editors.

Born in Scotland, Nigel Cameron (1920–2018) was a historian and art critic. He was engaged in the field of art for over forty years and was editor of Asia Magazine (Sunday Supplement of the South China Morning Post) and Mandarin Magazine. He was an Honorary Adviser on Exhibitions and Acquisitions to the Hong Kong Museum of Art since 1965, and an Art Adviser to Jardine Matheson Company since 1998. He also wrote extensively on themes relating to art and Asia, with publications including Peking: A Tale of Three Cities (1965), Power: The Story of China Light (1982), From Bondage to Liberation: East 1860–1952 (1975), Hong Kong: The Cultured Pearl (1978), An Illustrated History of Hong Kong (1991), Old Peking Revisited (2004), and The Buddha in Life and Art (2004).


The archive consists of the following original physical materials accessible in the library. The digitised materials available in this Research Collection are proxies of these items and have been OCR'd.

6 folders of news clippings from 1972 to 1977

3 folders of news clippings from 1978 to 1980

2 folders of news clippings from 1981 to 1982, with manuscripts

1 folder of news clippings in 1983, with manuscripts

1 folder of news clippings in 1984, with manuscripts

2 folders of news clippings from 1985 to 1986, with manuscripts

3 folders of news clippings from 1987 to 1989, with manuscripts

5 folders of news clippings from 1990 to 1994 and 2000, with manuscripts

1 folder of magazine clippings from 1970 to 1980; 1 folder of corresponding letters

12 folders of oversized news clippings from 1973 to 1992, with manuscripts

The corresponding inventories are attached to this record.

Archive completion

Nigel Cameron’s Writings on Art 金馬倫藝術寫作 is 100% completed. This is based on number of records in our collections management system which are still to be processed.


84 Folders, 2860 Records