Talks

The Fung Ping Shan Building: a Journey

Stack and counter area, Fung Ping Shan Library, 1938 (left); 2/F of the Fung Ping Shan Building, 2014 (right)

Stack and counter area, Fung Ping Shan Library, 1938 (left); 2/F of the Fung Ping Shan Building, 2014 (right)

In this talk, Karin Honarvar will guide us to discover the unexplored history of Fung Ping Shan Building while revealing the significance of it to Hong King, and to the University of Hong Kong.

Most of the collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) are stored in the Fung Ping Building, in which the building itself is one of the Grade 1 Historical Building in Hong Kong. Being a Grade 1 historical building, its history remains complex and unexplored.

Come and join the talk to discover more about the history of the respectful building with Karin Honarvar.

Date: Saturday - 27 August 2016
Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Venue: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Language: English
Admission: Free - First-come, first-served.

Speaker:
Karin Honarvar is an intern at UMAG. Having grown up in Hong Kong, she is currently double majoring in Architecture and East Asian Studies at Smith College, USA, where she has focused her research on the significance of colonial buildings in Seoul and Hong Kong. As an intern, she has worked extensively on UMAG’s Fung Ping Shan Building and compiled a comprehensive history of the building, which she is now presenting to the public.

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AuthorCandice Lee