Museums / Art Centres
Arts of Asia
Arts of Asia, founded in 1970, is the foremost international Asian arts and antiques magazine. Every edition is treasured by collectors, dealers, museums and galleries and is essential reading for enhancing and enriching your knowledge of Asian art.
Lavishly illustrated articles by the world's leading experts and scholars are carefully prepared and printed on the finest quality Japanese paper. The publication also provides an invaluable source of information on Asian art news and trends, including current reports on gallery and museum exhibitions, auctions and fairs.
Arts of Asia is a wonderful resource for those interested in Asian art, antique and culture. The annual subscription cost for six issues in US$100/HK$760 including surface mail delivery. For airmail delivery to America and Europe please add US$55. For Hong Kong residents the cost is only HK$620.
16B Tesbury Centre, 28 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organisation and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworks. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated art forms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and international arena.
Throughout the years, 1a space has developed a reputation as one of the Hong Kong's leading contemporary visual art organisations. 1a space has produced and organised more than 120 exhibitions and activities, and has been active in international exchanges, cultural activities and festivals, as well as interactive community art, arts education, art criticism and publications. 1a space has played a vital role in developing new frontiers for the visual art scene in Hong Kong and abroad. One of its major achievements has been to establish contemporary visual art within a wide viewing public, making it more popular and accessible, especially in 2012, 1a space was awarded arts education non-school division, silver award from Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
11am - 7pm (Tues - Sun)
Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artists Village,
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
(852) 2529 0087
Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong serves the community by collecting, preserving, researching and exhibiting a wide range of artifacts illuminating the rich arts, humanities, and cultural heritage of ancient and pre-modern China.
The Art Museum promotes the excellence of 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 by collaborating with the Department of Fine Arts. With different university faculties 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 achieving the objectives of the University in promoting Chinese culture and heritage, and facilitating academic exchange between China and the West, as well as enriching the cultural lives and spiritual well-being of society.
10am - 5pm (Mon - Wed, Fri - Sat)
1pm - 5pm (Sun & Public Holidays)
Art Museum Institute of Chinese Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories
(852) 3943 7416
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, established in 1990, is one of the eleven enters of Asia Society founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd.
As the leading regional knowledge-based platform for furthering the understanding of the countries and cultures of Asia and global issues that impact the region, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre boasts extensive regional and international networks of leaders and scholars, and recognised expertise in business and policy, arts and culture, and educational programming for a wide range of audiences.
Asia Society Gallery is the oldest building in the Former Explosives Magazine, the history fabric and features of this imposing structure have been thoughtfully restored and adapted for use as a modern exhibition space of international museum standard. A series of dynamic exhibitions have been brought to live since its inception including Chinese modern art from the Wuming (No Name), Xingxing (Star), and Cacao (Grass Society) artistic groups, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, and the recent exhibition featuring Supper at Emmaus, an Italian Baroque masterpiece by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
11am - 6pm (Tues - Sat)
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
(852) 2103 9511
BNP Paribas 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 used as a wine cellar and dry goods store, has been converted in to 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.
Béthaniel 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. This site is a new landmark serving the local community and overseas visitors.
Advance booking for guided tours: www.hkticketing.com or call (852) 31 288 288
(Search "exhibition and travel")
139 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
(852) 2584 8633
Chinese Cultural Studies Center
Chinese Cultural Studies Centre (CCSC) is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote, foster, and restore traditional Chinese art and culture through recognition of and collaboration which individuals, groups, organisations and communities who are similarly committed to cultural expression, conservation, and development.
The CCSC library is a unique private collection of books and rare Chinese manuscripts, with the mission to provide resources and services in support of research, learning needs, and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of Chinese culture. The rare manuscripts that the library holds included shinbone 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.
304 Lyndhurst Building, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Comix Home Base
Comix Home Base (CHB), the iconic landmark and art community situated between Mallory Street and Burrows Street in Wanchai, sets out to cultivate artistic creativity and encourage local comics and animation production.
Comix Home Base is a cluster of 10 pre-war Grade II historic buildings refurbished by the Urban Renewal Authority, and operated by the Hong Kong Arts Centre for a five-year term since July 2013. Local and overseas comics can expand their reach to homegrown and worldwide audiences through exhibitions, masterclasses, publication releases and seminars. CHB also takes the lead to inspire comics and animation creations from education, retails to research and documentation.
Revitalised from the historic architecture into the first art community featuring comics and animation in Hong Kong, CHB marks a milestone in the preservation of local history and promotion of comics and animations art culture. Not only is CHB a gathering point for comics and animation artists, it is also an important platform to foster interaction and exchange between Hong Kong and overseas in comics and animation art.
G/F Lobby to 4/F
7 Mallory Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
10am -8pm (May extend to 10pm for any special activities)
Comic Salon: 12 noon - 8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Public Open Space: 8am - 10pm
(852) 2824 5303
Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
Specialising 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 1840's, 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.
10am - 6pm (Mon, Wed - Sun)
Closed on Tuesdays except Public Holidays)
Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware (inside Hong Kong Park)
10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2869 0690 / (852) 2869 6690 (K.S. Lo Gallery)
Hong Kong Arts Centre
The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a self-financed and non-profit organisation. For the past 37 years, the HKAC has played a unique role in promoting contemporary art and culture in Hong Kong and abroad. The HKAC's main building is situated in Wanchai, with facilities including a cinema, theatres, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants and office space. The HKAC provides a wide range of programmes on performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, conferences, art festivals and more, connecting the arts to the general public. Its education arm, the Hong Kong Art School, is an accredited institute established in 2000 and is staffed by a group of dedicated artists. The focus of its award-bearing curriculum lies in four core academic areas - Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education. The HKAC is also the main operator of the "Comix Home Base", operating the hub as a platform for exchange and interaction for the comics industry, locally and internationally.
8am - 11pm (Mon - Sun)
2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(852) 2582 0200
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Under the umbrella of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents a unique mix of history, art and culture in a great variety of programmes that cater for the wide-ranging interests of the public.
Designed both the entertain and to enlighten, our lively and informative exhibitions and activities offer a kaleidoscopic array of cultural and educational experiences for their 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 our heritage. As part of their mission is to reach out to the community and encourage public participation in museum activities, they publish a quarterly newsletter, produce teaching / learning kits and worksheets, organise seminars, school and theatre programmes on culture, history and art, put on activities for children and families and provide guided tours, with all of these resources specially designed so that visitors can et the most out of their visit to the museum.
10am - 6pm (Mon, Wed - Fri)
10am - 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Closed on Tuesdays except Public Holidays
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
(852) 2180 8188
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) is a vibrant, cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Conveniently located on the picturesque Victoria Harbour at Central Pier No.8, HKMM opened in 2005. A non-profit registered charity, HKMM is supported by the shipping industry, the business community, private individuals and the Hong Kong SAR Government. HKMM houses 15 galleries including the Special Exhibitions and Events Gallery, a resource centre, a roof-top cafe and a gift shop.
HKMM promotes Hong Kong, China and Asia's maritime history and heritage as well as the vital role that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future. It also offers visitors a variety of public programmes including guided tours, workshops, public talks, and school, community and family activities.
9:30am - 5:30pm (Mon - Fri)
10am - 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Central Pier No.8, Hong Kong
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. The highlights of the collections are on display in the exhibition galleries. To maintain an essential international character, the museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.
Promoting art among the general public is one of the museum's main objectives, and a wide range of educational programmes are organised in support of the exhibitions to enhance participants' knowledge of and interest in artistic creation.
10am - 6pm (Mon - Wed & Fri)
10am - 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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 threes decades later.
Liang Yi also houses the world's premier collection of bejewelled 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.
10am - 6pm (Tues - Sat)
Closed on Mondays, Sundays & Public Holidays
HK$200 includes a guided tour, by appointment only.
Wednesday are open free of charge to full-time students with prior arrangement.
Liang Yi Museum
181 - 199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(852) 2806 8280
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 establish 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.
90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong