As a university museum, public education is at the heart of UMAG’s core programming. Launched in 2020, UMAG_STArts is a new initiative that explores the symbiotic relationship between science, technology, and the arts through the interdisciplinary studies of art history​, conservation, and novel forms of technology. Learn with UMAG is one of the initiative’s first projects, featuring programmes of educational activities, digital learning resources, and exhibitions at our newly refurbished study gallery.

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Teaching & Internships

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is a teaching museum. Museum staff instruct undergraduate students (courses FINE2056, FINE4005, MUSE2001 and MUSE2002) and supervise postgraduate students specialising in art, history and collecting. We contribute to courses taught by other HKU departments, including the Common Core Course, and programmes administered by the Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU SPACE and the Architectural Conservation Programmes.

Museum staff routinely lecture at HKU and other educational institutions in Hong Kong, and participate in local and international conferences, round-table discussions and workshops.

UMAG organises guided visits and workshops for members of the general public, families and schools, which aim to promote art appreciation and an engagement with theoretical and practical topics related to art and culture. The Museum also trains professional colleagues working in art preservation, administration, shipping and display. The Museum’s community outreach is supported by funds from HKU Museum Society, 12 Knowledge Exchange Grants to date, and was acknowledged by a Knowledge Exchange Award in 2014. If you wish to book a group visit or workshop, please contact the Museum’s programme officer at or +852 2241 5509.

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