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1. How to transfer artwork(s) to the Hong Kong Museum of Art for collection? 

If you would like to propose a donation or sale of artwork(s) to the Hong Kong Museum or Art, you could first let us have the basic information such as your name, contact, description of the proposed artwork(s) e.g. name of artist, title, medium, size, price (for sale) or insurance value (for donation) and images of artwork(s) by mail to: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or email to enquiries@lcsd.gov.hk. Please specify "Donation/ Sale of artwork(s) for Hong Kong Museum of Art" on the envelope. Please do not send the real object(s) by mail and please understand that our staff do not accept submission of real object(s) without prior discussion. The museum is not responsible for any consequence of damage or lost property if you send real object(s) to us.
 
2. How do I research a work of art or learn about an artist in the museum collection?
Basic information on our collected items is accessible in the collection databank online. As the museum has participated in the Google Art Project, more than 100 artists' information and 140 collections are also available for public access.
 
3. Can I research on artwork from the permanent collection?
If you are doing research, please send your enquiries with the referral letter or supporting document issued by your department/college/institution/supervisor to: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or email to enquiries@lcsd.gov.hk. Please allow two weeks to receive a response. The more details you can provide on your research request, the better we can respond to your inquiry.
 
4. How do I get an artwork evaluated, authenticated, or appraised?
The Museum does not provide any such service.
 
5. Can the Museum provide contacts of experts for the above service? 
The museum does not make such referrals.

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