Museums & Art Centres

 

 

Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong serves the community by collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting a wide range of artefacts illuminating the rich arts, humanities, and cultural heritage of pre-modern China.

Art Museum promotes both its permanent collections and loan collections of Chinese art and their use for scholarly endeavours and outreach efforts. As a university teaching museum, it offers in-depth practice of museology and teaching of art history and heritage through direct and sustained access to original Chinese works of art. It advocates interdisciplinary approaches to the social, cultural, technological and historical context of Chinese art.

Founded in 1971, the museum has been taking an active role in advancing the University mission of promoting Chinese culture and heritage, and facilitating academic, as well as enriching the cultural and spiritual well-being of society.

 

10:00am – 5:00pm (MON – WED, FRI – SAT)
1:00pm – 5:00pm (SUN & Public Holidays)
Art Museum
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
(852) 3943 7416
artmuseum@cuhk.edu.hk

 

Béthanie Museum

The restoration of Béthanie, built by the Mission Étrangères de Paris in 1875, was completed in November 2006 and it is reborn as the new home of School of Film and Television, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

The basement wine cellar was converted into a museum recording the history of Béthanie and of the French Mission’s activities throughout Asia during the past three centuries, under the patronage of BNP Paribas. Béthanie and the adjacent historic Dairy Farm cowsheds, now known as the Wellcome Theatre, house two performance venues, an exhibition hall, a chapel and the museum.

The Béthanie was completed in 1875 by the Society of Foreign Mission (Société des Missions Étrangères) as their first sanatorium in the East Asia for sick missionaries. In 2002, the Government decided to restore and lease the Béthanie together with the adjacent Old Dairy Farm Cowshed Building (Grade 2 historic building) to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for conversion into the Academy’s second campus.

In 2013, the Government announced that the Antiquities Authority declared the Béthanie as a historical monument. The Béthanie was also awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Awards.

 

139 Pokfulam Road
Email: CS@hkapa.edu
Call: 2584 8633
For advance bookings for guided tours, go to
www.hkticketing.com (Search “exhibition and travel”) or
call (852) 3128 8288

 

Liang Yi Museum

Opened in March 2014, Liang Yi Museum is Hong Kong’s largest private museum as well as the home to one of the world’s largest and best-curated collections of Chinese antique furniture, made of the treasured materials huanghuali and zitan, from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Started in the 1980s with many of the earlier pieces purchased right here on Hollywood Road, the collection has grown over 300 pieces three decades later.

Liang Yi also houses the world’s premier collection of bejeweled clutches, compacts and powder boxes. Made in the finest design houses such as Cartier, Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels, these necessaires were once a staple of every lady’s evening wear. With nearly 400 examples from the late 1880s through 1960s, this dazzling collection provides an elegant peek at bygone era.
 

10:00am – 6:00pm (TUE - SAT)
Closed on SUN, MON & Public Holidays
181 – 199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan Hong Kong
(852) 2806 8280
visitors@liangyimuseum.com
HK$ 200 includes a guided tour, by appointment only
Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with
appointments.

 

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong was founded in 1953 as the Fung Ping Shan Museum. It is the oldest continuously-operated museum in Hong Kong and has over the past sixty years built up a diverse collection of ceramics and bronzes dating from the Neolithic period (c. 7000–c. 2100 BC) to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), as well as traditional and modern paintings from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) to the 21st century.

Chief amongst the collections are the Museum’s ceramics, which show the extraordinary achievements of Chinese potters from Neolithic period painted pottery jars, to the decorative porcelains of the Qing dynasty.

The Museum was originally established as a teaching museum and has maintained this commitment to the University to this day through the teaching of Chinese art and museum studies and by encouraging students and school pupils to broaden their education through the arts.

 

9:30am - 6:00pm (MON - SAT)
1:00pm - 6:00pm (SUN)
Close on Public & University Holidays
90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
(852) 2241 5500
museum@hku.hk

 

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Specializing in the collection, study and display of tea ware, the branch museum at Flagstaff House features at its core the generous donations of Dr. K.S. Lo (1910 – 1995), which include many fine examples of the famous Yixing teapots. Built in the 1840s, Flagstaff House originally served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. It was converted to the Museum of Tea Ware in 1984, with a new wing, The K.S. Lo Gallery, added in 1995. Alongside its exhibitions, the Museum holds regular demonstrations, tea gatherings and lecture programmes to promote ceramic art and Chinese tea drinking culture.


10:00am – 6:00pm (MON, WED – SUN)
Closed on TUE except Public Holidays
10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2869 0690 / (852) 2869 6690

 
 

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents history, art, and culture through a great variety of programmes that cater to the wide-ranging interests of the public. Designed to entertain and enlighten, our lively and educational exhibitions and activities offer a kaleidoscopic array of cultural and educational experiences for our visitors.

Featuring an exhibition area of some 7,500 square metres, the museum houses six permanent galleries - the Orientation Theatre, the New Territories Heritage Hall, the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, the Chao Shao-an Gallery and the Children’s Discovery Gallery – as well as six thematic galleries that regularly host exhibitions showcasing the diverse treasures of Hong Kong’s heritage.

As part of our mission is to reach out to the community and engage the public, the Museum publishes a quarterly newsletter, produce teaching/learning kits and worksheets, organize seminars, school, and theatre programmes on culture, history and art, implemented programming for children and families, and provide guided tours.



10:00am – 6:00pm (MON, WED – FRI)
10:00am – 7:00pm (SAT, SUN & Public Holidays)
(Closed on TUE except Public Holidays)
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong
(852) 2180 8188
hkhm@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Established in 1982, Teresa Coleman Fine Arts is best known for its extensive collection of antique embroidered costumes and textiles from the Chinese Imperial court of the Qing dynasty and earlier. Complementing the textiles are antique costume accessories, bound foot shoes, embroidered purses, hats, jewellery and hair ornaments.

We also hold a fine collection of objects made for export to the West during the 18th and 19th centuries, including fans, paintings, ivory, silver and lacquerware, together with a selection of European maps and engravings portraying a Western view of life in China from the 17th century onwards. There is also a small collection of Himalayan bronzes, paintings and Tibetan rugs.

Antique Tibetan and Himalayan arts, such as thangka paintings, Buddhist bronzes, rugs and furniture are also available. Building upon this stunning collection, Teresa has recently designed a range of high quality fine art prints, custom made textiles and reproductions, for use as art works, beddings and soft furnishings.

(MON-SAT) 9:30am-6:00pm
55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2526 2450 / (852) 2526 2557
tc@teresacoleman.com
www.teresacoleman.com

 
 

Hong Kong Museum of Art

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Established in 1962, it was first housed in the City Hall, moving to its present purpose-built premises by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also has a branch, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, located in Hong Kong Park.

It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 16,000 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists.

Promoting art among the general public is one of the museum’s main objectives, and a wide range of educational programmes are organised to enhance participants’ knowledge of and interest in artistic creation.


The museum has been closed for around three years for a major renovation and expansion project, beginning 3 August 2015.
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2721 0116
enquiries@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Sun Museum

Sun Museum, a non-profit, non-governmental museum established by Simon Suen Foundation in 2015, aims primarily to promote Chinese arts and culture. It strives to facilitate general understanding of how the art world in Hong Kong is enlivened by a diversity of cultures and how the local community is enlightened by a wealth of Chinese traditions.

With the emphasis on China and Hong Kong art and culture, the Museum will organise thematic exhibitions with exhibits on loan from collectors, artists and other cultural bodies. Related talks and guided tours will also be arranged.

Highlighted exhibitions include Dawn of a Sunny Century: 20th century Chinese Paintings from the Yitao Collection (2015), Kaleidoscope of Memories: Contemporary Oil Paintings by Hong Kong Artists (2015), Of Mist and Lushly Green: Longquan Celadon from Song to Ming Dynasties (2016), Eternally Revolving Twin Rocks: Qi Baishi and Shi Lu (2016), and Hong Kong Renowned Oil Painters in the Diverse World (2017).

10:00am - 6:00pm (TUE - SAT)
Visits are by appointment only
4/F SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2690 6790
office@sunmuseum.org.hk

 

Art Promotion Office

The Art Promotion Office aims to raise the public’s interest in art creation and appreciation, and let everyone experience the fun of art. APO focuses on providing visual art activities and services of high quality and diversity. In different dimensions, the APO often works as strategic partner with various art practitioners and organisations, groups or parties who are dedicated to promote art. Different scopes of visual art forms are offered to the public, so as to connect art with people and the community and to embrace art in daily life.

Two art spaces managed by APO, vA! (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre) and Oi!, provide professional facilities for art creation and a platform for artists to display their creativity and exchange ideas. Oi! is located at 12 Oil Street and adoptsfor its Chinese name the Cantonese homonym of the address, ‘12’ being the homonym of ‘realise’ in Cantonese. The English name also echoes our hope – Oi! Come art with us.


Oi!
12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong
2:00pm - 8:00pm (MON)
10:00am - 8:00pm (TUE - SUN)
(852) 2512 3000

vA!
7A Kennedy Road in Central, Hong Kong
10:00 - 9:00pm (MON, WED - SUN)
(Closed on TUE)
(852) 2521 3008

 

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network with 12 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, the honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.

In February 2012, the Hong Kong Center established its new home in Admiralty at the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks.

Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty, the 1.3 hectares site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Through careful conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, the site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012, and offers a broad variety of programs in the form of lectures, performances, film screenings and exhibitions to the community. ASHK was established entirely with local funding and is supported through membership dues, fundraising events and contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations that work together to support and advance its mission.

11:00am – 6:00pm (TUES - SUN)
Last Thursday of the month (during exhibition period): 11:00am – 8:00pm
Closed on MON
Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
(852) 2103 9511
enquiryhk@asiasociety.org

 
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Comix Home Base

Comix Home Base (CHB), located between Mallory Street & Burrows Street in Wan Chai, was established in 2013. The Hong Kong Arts Centre is the operator of this

The Urban Renewal Authority preservation and revitalization project. It is also the first Hong Kong art community combining comics, animation, and historic architecture.

Comprising a cluster of ten pre-war Grade Two historic buildings built in the 1910s, these historically significant buildings were homes of the working class. Prominent features of the project such as cantilevered balconies, tiled pitched roof, timber French doors and internal timber staircase are retained and preserved. The revitalized building cluster also includes a Public Open Space for comics and animation artists as well as a Comix Salon that collects print and digital comic publications. The CHB is dedicated to sharing the latest and the best comics, animations and creative works of related media with the public, bringing art into the community.


/F Lobby to 4/F
10:00am – 8:00pm (may extend to 10:00pm for any special activities)
Comix Salon
2:00pm – 8:00pm (Closed on MON)
Public Open Space
8:00am – 10:00pm
7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(852) 2824 5303
chb@hkac.org.hk

 

Chinese Cultural Studies Center

Chinese Cultural Studies Center (CCSC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, foster, and restore traditional Chinese art and culture through recognition of and collaboration with individuals, groups, organisations and communities who are similarly committed to cultural expression, conservation, and development.

The CCSC library houses a private collection of books and rare Chinese manuscripts, which aims to provide resources and services supporting research, learning needs, and the dissemination of knowledge in Chinese culture. The rare manuscripts that the library holds includes shanben printed in the Ming and Qing Dynasty that have been listed in the First and Second batch of “Guo Jia Zhen Gui Gu Ji Ming Lu,” an official directory from the Chinese government on old manuscripts that have been designated as having significant cultural value.

CCSC regularly hosts events and lectures open to the public and its members, on a wide range of topics pertaining to Chinese culture, as well as engaging in long-term cultural projects for research purposes.

Room 304, Lyndhurst Building,
29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
info@chineseculturalstudiescenter.org

 

Floating Projects Collective

Founded in 2010 and reinvented in 2015 by artist Linda C.H. Lai with a dozen of emerging artists, including Wong Chun-hoi, Hugo Yeung and Bill Tam, the Floating Projects is a 170m2 artistic production site in Wong Chuk Hang answering the question: what can artists do with an empty unit in an industrial building with institutionally and physically defined constraints?

2:00pm - 8:00pm (TUES - SUN)
Closed on MON
Room D, 8/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building
No.40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
(852) 6421 8378 / (852) 9030 6444
contact@floatingprojectscollective.net

 

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Hong Kong Arts Centre - The relevant destination for arts and creative inspirations in Hong Kong

HKAC is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing homegrown talents abroad.

HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations.

Come to HKAC to experience, appreciate, learn and be inspired by arts.

8:00am – 11:00pm (MON – SUN)
2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(852) 2582 0200

 

MILL6 Foundation

Founded in 2015, MILL6 Foundation is a non-profit, fund-seeking arts and cultural organization and a charity in Hong Kong. As a part of the heritage conservation project of The Mills, former Nan Fung Textile Mills, it is situated in Tsuen Wan and scheduled to open in Fall 2018.

Centered on textile arts and culture and research on its heritage and innovation, MILL6 is establishing the permanent collection while curating a series of pre-opening programs consisting of: Exhibition, Community Engagement, Learning, Heritage, Artist-in-Residence and Public Art. It aims to foster independent creative practice, as well as to explore new meanings and experience of textile arts and ‘techstyle’ innovation with local communities. The institution is committed to preserving the essence of local culture and heritage, conserving the valued stories of the textile industry, and driving a continuous dialogue between Hong Kong and international creators.

Announced in 2014 by Nan Fung Group on its 60th anniversary, The Mills project will transform and revitalize the company’s former textile factories into a destination for innovation, culture and learning. The project was inspired by the desire to reinvent the way we think about development in Hong Kong - to honour our history while building the future.

The Mills is scheduled for completion in 2018.
(852) 3979 2301
enquiry@mill6.org.hk

 

Shanghai Guanfu Museum

The Guanfu Museum is a non-profit organization. Founded by Mr. Weidu Ma on January 18, 1997, the Guanfu Museum in Beijing is the first private museum in the People’s Republic of China.

Shanghai Guanfu Musuem is located on the 37th Floor of the Shanghai Tower, a landmark in the Lujiazui District. The permanent collections cover ceramics from both Eastern and Western traditions, gold ware, and Buddhist statues. There is also a gallery for temporary exhibitions. The Museum is dedicated to promoting traditional culture by making it more approachable. The Museum serves a diverse array of visitors with using modern technology, professionally curating exhibitions, as well as offering a pleasant and elegant environment.


10:00am - 5:00pm (MON)
10:00am - 6:00pm (TUE - SUN)
Closed on the first till fourth day of the Spring Festival Vacation
37th Floor, Shanghai Tower, Yincheng Middle Road
Pudong New District, Shanghai, China 200120
(86) 21 6108 9988
shgf@guanfumuseum.org.cn

 

Long Museum

Founded by Mr. Liu Yiqian and Mrs. Wang Wei, the world-renowned Chinese collector couple, Long Museum now owns three premises in Shanghai and Chongqing: Long Museum Pudong, Long Museum West Bund and Long Museum Chongqing. They constitute the largest private museum in China.

Liu and Wang’s collection covers traditional Chinese art, modern and contemporary Chinese art, “red classics” as well as contemporary art of Asia and Europe. Based on their private collections, the Long Museum is devoted not only to professional art exhibitions, research, and collecting, but also to education and public outreach.

Long Museum West Bund is located at the center of the West Bund Culture Corridor, Xuhui District, Shanghai. Located at Pudong New Distrct, Shanghai, Long Museum Pudong was officially open to the public in 2012. The Long Museum Chongqing is located at the Guohua Financial Center in Jiangbei District, Chongqing. It has three galleries focusing on Chinese traditional art, revolution-themed painting, and contemporary art respectively.

Long Museum West Bund
No. 3398, Longteng Avenue, Shanghai, China 200232
(86) 21 6877 8787
Long Museum Pudong
No. 210, Lane 2255, Luoshan Road
Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China 201204
(86) 21 6877 8787
Long Museum Chongqing
No.9 Juxianyan Plaza, Chongqing, China 400023
(86) 23 6796 1016

 

Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21) was founded by China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited in 2014. M21 aims to promote new ideas of contemporary life, generate significant cultural impacts and establish influential art spaces in China with an international vision.

Through the construction of this platform that facilitates the dialogues between fine arts and applied arts as well as between contemporary arts and traditional arts, M21 breaks conventional subject boundaries and brings art to everyday life. M21 contributes to the development of contemporary art and culture within and beyond China through exhibitions, collections, researches and publications.

Highlighted exhibitions include Cosmos (2014), Lumière! (2015), Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan (2016), Exhibition Tour of Works from John Moores Painting Prize (China) Winners 2010-2014 (2016) and The Shadow never Lies (2016).

10:00am – 6:00pm (TUE - SUN)
(Closed on MON)
No. 1929 Shibo Dadao, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
(8621) 6105 2121
minshengmuseum@21msms.com

 

Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Designed by Arata Isozaki and established by Shanghai Zendai Group in 2005, Shanghai Himalayas Museum is a non-profit art institute focusing on Chinese and Asian contemporary art exhibitions, education, collections and academic research. Other than its main space, Himalayas Museum also has two branch museums: one is Zendai Contemporary Art Space, consisting of galleries and artist studios, focuses on the study and exploration of experimental and avant-garde art; and the other is Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, located at Zhujiajiao town, a picturesque water town in southeast of Shanghai suburb, runs an artist-in-residence programme and organises a variety of public art programmes targeting at local community.

Since 2011, the museum has presented a series of international art projects including “Designing Design / The Exhibition of Kenya Hara in China 2011,” “Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings,” Ink Art Exhibition Series, “Ateliers – Ofer Lellouche Solo Exhibition,” 2014 John Moores Painting Prize (China) Exhibition, solo exhibitions of Sean Scully and Michael Craig-Martin. In the meantime, the museum has also made an effort to promote Chinese art on the international stage. It participated in Marrakech Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial and Gwangju Biennale.

10:00am – 6:00pm (TUE - SUN)
(Closed on MON)
3-4/F, No. 869 Yinghua Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
(8621) 5033 9801

 

Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Established in 1953, the Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA Art Museum) is one of the state-of-the-art art museums in China and has a collection of some 13,000 artworks covering a wide variety of genres and styles from ancient to contemporary, China to western countries, and all art fields.

Committed to an “all-embracing” academic tradition keeping eyes on both past and future, CAFA Art Museum aims to create an open, free and academic space and allow artist-to-audience interaction. With the completion and use of the new building designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in 2008, the museum becomes a platform for the exchange of Chinese and foreign art, as well as to provide a space for visit, study and exhibition to CAFA faculties and students, the public, domestic and foreign artists. Besides academic exhibitions, the museum also holds public and community art education outreach.

9:30am – 5:30pm (TUE – SAT)
(Closed on MON)
No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, China
(8610) 6477 1575
museum@cafa.edu.cn

 

Guanfu Museum

The Guanfu Museum is a non-profit organization. Founded by Mr. Weidu Ma on January 18, 1997, the Guanfu Museum in Beijing is the first private museum in the People’s Republic of China.

The permanent collections cover Chinese ceramics, Chinese classical furniture, traditional screen windows and doors, oil painting, traditional crafts, gold ware, and Buddhist statues. The Museum is dedicated to promoting traditional culture by making it more approachable. The Museum serves a diverse array of visitors with using modern technology, professionally curating exhibitions, as well as offering a pleasant and elegant environment.

To promote the museum brand, the Guanfu Museum established branches in Hangzhou (2002), Xiamen (2005), and Shanghai (2016), and the Shenzhen Guanfu Museum is under construction.

9:00am - 4:00pm (MON)
9:00am - 5:00pm (TUE - SUN)
Closed on the first till fourth day of the Spring Festival Vacation
No. 18 Jinnan Road, Dashanzi, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100015
(86) 10 6433 8887
office@guanfumuseum.org.cn