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Eye on the Museum (2)

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, each season we will have special features focus on its development and the highlight of its collection. For more, please read our next feature to be updated in July.

(Chief) Curators of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Mr John WARNER
  Mr John WARNER
Served: 1962-1976
The first Curator of the City Museum and Art Gallery
Mr Laurence TAM Chi-sing
  Mr Laurence TAM Chi-sing  (1933 - 2013)
Served as Curator: 1976-1985
Served as the first Chief Curator: 1985-1993
Mr Gerard TSANG Chu-chiu
  Mr Gerard TSANG Chu-chiu
Served as Chief Curator: 1993-2000
Dr Christina CHU Kam-leun
  Dr Christina CHU Kam-leun
Served as Chief Curator: 2000-2006
Mr TANG Hoi-chiu
  Mr TANG Hoi-chiu
Served as Chief Curator: 2006-2012
Served as Chief Curator (Special Projects): 2012-2014
Mr TANG Hoi-chiu
  Ms Eve Tam Mei-yee
Served as Museum Director: 2012-


Calendar of Major Events and Celebration

City Hall High Block   1962.03.02
The Hong Kong Museum of Art, formerly known as the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery, was founded and housed in the City Hall High Block.
The first Hong Kong Art Biennial   1975.02.01 
The first Hong Kong Art Biennial, an exhibition inaugurated as a biennial survey of the development of Hong Kong art, was opened.
Official opening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art   1991.11.15 
Official opening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art at the current Tsim Sha Tsui premises.
Inauguration of the Xubaizhai Gallery   1992.09.26 
Inauguration of the Xubaizhai Gallery of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy to house the collection donated by Mr Low Chuck Tiew (1911-1993).
The K.S. Lo Gallery
 
  1995.12.14
The K.S. Lo Gallery, an extension of the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, was constructed to house The K.S. Lo Foundation's donation of Chinese ceramics and seals.
National Treasures – Gems of China's Cultural Relics Exhibition
 
  1997.12.16-1998.03.01
To celebrate the reunification of Hong Kong to China, "National Treasures – Gems of China's Cultural Relics Exhibition" was presented and attracted 226,065 visitors.
Egyptian Treasures from the British Museum   1998.11.03-1999.01.17
"Egyptian Treasures from the British Museum" with a total attendance of 310,029, is the most well-received exhibition at the museum.
A 3-day museum panorama   2001.05.18
A 3-day museum panorama was held at the Piazza of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to celebrate the first "International Museum Day" here in Hong Kong.
The first Biennial of the new millennium opened
 
  2001.12.13
The first Biennial of the new millennium opened. The Museum joined hands with over twenty art institutes and universities to organize various fringe programmes during the Biennial period.
Year of France in China   2005.02.05-04.10
To celebrate the "Year of France in China", "Impressionism: Treasures from the National Collection of France" was presented and attracted 284,263 visitors, an exhibition with the second highest attendance at the museum.

Artists and Their Models – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
 
2006.09.30-12.03
"Artists and Their Models – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris" ended with a total attendance of 133,986.

 

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