Museums Collecting Digital Art:
Obligation or Burden?

Date:  16 Nov 2023 - 16 Nov 2023

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023

Time: 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 

Venue: Drake Gallery, 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong 

Language: English



Recently, Hong Kong has proudly introduced the Art Tech initiative, leading to the emergence of numerous festivals and exhibitions dedicated to digital art. Despite this major initiative, and the fact that digital artworks have been in existence for more than 40 years, many art museums continue to struggle with the acquisition of digital artworks. Three experts will discuss the opportunities, challenges and obstacles associated with collecting digital art.



Sunny Cheung, Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, has extensive experience in curating international contemporary and digital art exhibitions, including Beeple: Human One, Pipilotti Rist: Hand Me Your Trust for M+, and Song Dong: Waste Not, Rain Room and Digital Revolution for the Barbican Art Gallery.


Oliver Grau has extensive experience in Image Sciences. He will provide insights on the subject as the founder and director of the Archive of Digital Art and as the head of the Media Art Histories Society (Vienna/Berlin).



Harald P Kraemer, Curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, has been recognised as a pioneer in Museum Informatics and Digital Collections. He also is regarded as an international expert in Hypermedia applications in the cultural field and an experienced curator of Digital and Media Art since his exhibitions ISEA 2016 Hong Kong and The Age of Experience


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