Frequantly Asked Questions of "Research, Artwork Aquisition and Authentication"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specific "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 members do not accept submission of real object(s) without prior discussion.
2. How can I learn about an artist in the museum collections?
The HKMA collection databank online is a good starting place for research about artists in our permanent collection.
For general information about an artist, we recommend you begin research in your local public library and university library. Additionally, there are numerous reliable websites where one can find information about artists. Our museum has joined the Google Art Project, 140 selected items are accessible on the Google Art.
The museum also has a resource centre which maintains basic information on artists and relevant published material such as exhibition catalogues and booklets. Public access to the resource centre is by appointment. You may contact the centre by (852)2734 2751/ (852)2734 2752 for further advice or an appointment. The material in the centre is for on-site reference, no loan-out service is provided.
3. How do I research a work of art in the museum collection?
The HKMA collection databank online is a good starting place for research about a work of art in our permanent collection. Basic information on our collected items is accessible in the databank.
For general information about a work of art, we recommend you begin research in your local public library and university library. Additionally, there are numerous reliable websites where one can find information related to any of the museum's collection fields. Our museum has joined the Google Art Project, 140 selected items are accessible on the Google Art.
4. Can I view artwork from the permanent collection that isn't on view?
If you're doing research, please send or email your requests with the referral letter or supporting document issued by your department/college/institution/supervisor to the subject curators. 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.
5. How do I get an artwork evaluated, authenticated, or appraised?
The Museum does not provide art appraisal, authentication or consulting services to the artifacts provided by the public.
6. How can I contact an expert?
The museum does not make referrals to individuals.