Announcement: In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, UMAG’s exhibition galleries will remain closed until 20 January.

EDUCATION

Research

Chan 2020: Chan Shing Kwan, 丹青映彩,墨香滿樓:香港大學美術博物館新入藏展覽直擊, in ARTouch, online [https://artouch.com/exhibition/content-12799.html].

Chan 2020: Chan Shing Kwan, 藝術與科技的火花:簡鳴謙個展「蛻變或對抗」, in ARTouch, online [https://artouch.com/exhibition/content-12665.html].

Chan 2020: Chan Shing Kwan, 來一場初春的藝術饗宴:香港大學美術博物館2021年春季展覽直擊, in ARTouch, online [https://artouch.com/views/exhibition/content-37403.html].

Knothe 2019: Florian Knothe, ‘Fu Wenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography‘ (傅文俊的數繪攝影), in Zhuoke Artsonline [http://www.zhuokearts.com/html/20190614/243697.html].

Knothe 2019: Florian Knothe, ‘完美圖景——向世界展現中國的皇帝’ (‘Picture Perfect: Representing the Chinese Emperor to the World’), in 國際漢學 (Guoji Hanxue Journal) (International Sinology), 4, 78-87, 200-201.

Knothe 2018: Florian Knothe, ‘Contemporary History Painting and Social Engagement in Hong Kong, in Caroline Lang and John Reeve (eds.), New Museum Practice in Asia, London, Lund Humphries, 149-152.

Knothe 2017: Florian Knothe, Ying Tianqi: What Remains in Ruins, in Gallery Magazine, 224, 29-33.

Knothe 2016: Florian Knothe, ‘Photojournalism in Post-War Europe: Celebrated Times of Art Creation and Documentation ’, in A.M. Post, 119, 24-27. 

Knothe 2016: Florian Knothe, ‘In Pursuit of Beauty and Perfection: Contemporary Japanese Lacquerware by Takashi Wakamiya, in Arts of Asia, 46(3), 144-147.

Knothe 2016: Florian Knothe, Chen Xi’s Be Memorized: Contemporary History Painting in Modern-day China, in Art Hongkong, 115, 102-109.

Knothe 2015: Florian Knothe, Chinese Bronze Crosses: A Jingjiao Phenomenon of the Middle Ages, in Orientations, 46(5), 60-63.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, ‘A Short History of Asian and European Eighteenth-Century Glass and its Non-Destructive Comparative Analysis, in A.M .Post:, 111, 82-85.

Knothe 2014: Florian KnotheRe-born, Nurtured and Grown: HKU’s Museum and Art gallery in Hong Kong’s Cultural Landscape, in A.M .Post:, 112, 22-23.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, ‘Pablo Picasso’s Ceramic Oeuvre, in A.M .Post:, 110, 14-15.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, Chinese Huanghuali and Zitan Furniture and its influeence over European Designs, in A.M .Post:, 109, 10-11.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, ‘Refuse the Shadows of the Past: Austrian Art Made in China, in A.M .Post:, 108, 10-11.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, Reflections on Color: Artist’s Theory and Perception, in A.M .Post:, 106, 14-15.

Knothe 2014: Florian Knothe, Treasures, Traditions and Transformations: UMAG at Sixty, in Orientations, 45(2), 163-164.

Exhibition-related

Petit 2020: Hugo Petit, Florian Knothe, jamais très loin de la France, in Paroles, Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong, Novembre/Decembre, No. 260, 8-11.

Teaching

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.

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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 tours and workshops for members of the general public, families and schools, aiming 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.

Internship

UMAG offers internship opportunities to outstanding students. We encourage collections research and participation in educational programming, and thrive to educate a growing community of museum professionals.

Term Internship 

Important Dates — Internships begin after HKU’s add/drop period and end on the last week of the term, excluding Reading Week. We accept applications from current graduate students or undergraduates who are on their third or fourth year of studies. Priority is given to applications received by 15 July for semester one and 15 December for semester two. All other applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  

Eligibility — While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in other majors are encouraged to apply. Previous museum experience is not required. 

Commitment — Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 96 hours during the semester. 

Supporting document — Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date academic transcript. Transcripts can be unofficial but need to be legible. Please send the documents to Elena Cheung at elenac@hku.hk within three weeks of your application. In the subject line of the email write: Term Internship “[Last Name_First Name] Transcript”. You may also submit a resume along with the transcript.

Notes — Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Also, please note that there is no stipend for this internship programme. 

Please click here for the Term Internship Application Form.

Summer Internship

Important Dates — Internships run from early June through late August. We accept applications between 1 September to 28 February for internships for the following summer. Applicants must be graduate students or undergraduate who are currently enrolled in their third or fourth year of studies . Priority is given to applications received by 10 December. Other applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Eligibility While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in other majors are encouraged to apply. Previous museum experience is not required. 

Commitment — Interns are expected to be available Monday through Friday for eight consecutive weeks, five days per week.

Supporting documents — Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date academic transcript. Transcripts can be unofficial but need to be legible. Please also send one recommendation letter (educational or professional only) to Elena Cheung at elenac@hku.hk within three weeks of your application. In the subject line of the email write: Summer Internship Program “[Last Name_First Name] Recommendation Letter”. You may also submit a resume along with the recommendation letter.

Notes Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Also, please note that there is no stipend for this internship programme. 

Please click here for the Summer Internship Application Form.

Winter Internship

Important Dates — Internships run from early December through late January. We accept applications from current graduate students or undergraduates who are currently enrolled in their third or fourth year of studies. Priority is given to applications received by 15 September. All other applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  

Eligibility — While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in other majors are encouraged to apply. Previous museum experience is not required. 

Commitment — Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 96 hours. 

Supporting document — Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date academic transcript. Transcripts can be unofficial but need to be legible. Please also send one recommendation letter (educational or professional only) to Elena Cheung at elenac@hku.hk within three weeks of your application. In the subject line of the email write: Winter Internship Program “[Last Name_First Name] Transcript”. You may also submit a resume along with the recommendation letter.

Notes — Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Also, please note that there is no stipend for this internship programme. 

Please click here for the Winter Internship Application Form.

E-resources

Activities infuse artistic play into free time at home. 

1) From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

2) DIY Stained ‘glass’

3) Handcolouring photographs information and instructions (Available in English only)

Education worksheets are best done during or after the museum visit. Click on the posters to download. Model answers for selected activities may be available for educators upon request.

Colouring Sheets give everyone opportunities to colour our collections, buildings and works of art! Click to download.

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