Societies and Foundations



Cheongsam Connect

Cheongsam Connect is a non-profit organization which aims to revive and foster the appreciation of cheongsam.

Founded in 2015, it serves as a platform uniting interested parties and stakeholders from the design, business, professional, arts and cultural, government, academic and other sectors to promote cheongsam. We also hope to showcase the excellence of Hong Kong style cheongsam with an international and knowledge-based vision.

Cheongsam Connect regularly arranges talks on the subject of cheongsam to targeted organizations. We also facilitate research work, conservation, application of new technology, public education and promotion events on cheongsam. Membership is by invitation.


Friends of Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Friends of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong was founded in 1981 to promote the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture. The Friends sponsors lectures on art, culture & history, study groups and tours to places of interest in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. Through these and other fundraising activities, the Friends provides annual scholarships to art students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and contribute to the museum’s art education, outreach programme and the acquisition fund.

We are delighted to welcome new members who share our interest and wish to participate in our wide range of activities.



Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art

The Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art is a registered charity founded in 1991 to support and promote the activities of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and to enhance interest in the visual arts in Hong Kong.

Through our membership program, we organise private and guided viewings of major exhibitions, visits to local artists’ studios and places of interest, cultural activities, as well as tours to overseas destinations led by guest lecturers with specialist knowledge.

Through our fundraising efforts, the Friends have been able to support the Museum’s acquisition of artworks, including Huang Binghong’s Crisp Air over Lakes and Mountains, one of the finest works by the renowned master, and other works by local Hong Kong artists.

The Friends also organise and support public outreach programs for the Museum. These include free bus transportation for school groups to attend major exhibitions at the Museum, a summer art camp for underprivileged students, and a popular Sunday concert series at the Museum.

The Friends’ Room
Hong Kong Museum of Art
P.O. Box No. 79435, Mongkok Post Office, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2707 9718


Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Founded in 2012, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association is a member-based non-profit organisation of established art galleries in Hong Kong.

With over 50 art galleries as members, our mission is to advance the Hong Kong art gallery community by providing one voice to our members, reaching out to the local and international art communities, and helping deepen market knowledge and best practices amongst our members.

Each November brings Hong Kong Art Week (16-26 November 2017), with over 100 free exhibitions and events, including an Art Symposium at the Asia Society, The Gallery Walk for Charity, Art Day at South Island, and Family Art Day in Hong Kong Park.

G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

Established in 1985, Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) is the only institution in Hong Kong to promote and develop the profession of arts administration and to represent and support local arts administrators and practitioners. Our mission is to promote good arts administration practice through advocacy, professional development, communication, networking support and collaboration amongst arts managers and other stakeholders; and to serve as a platform and representative voice in order to support the advancement of a flourishing arts scene, bringing social and economic benefits to all sectors of society in Hong Kong.

HKAAA organizes a Cultural Leadership Summit each year, as a major event of the Association, it aims to bring together experienced international and local cultural leaders to share and discuss important issues of cultural leadership and management which are relevant to the Hong Kong arts scene. The conference provides practitioners with opportunities to develop long-term relationships with their local and international counterparts.

1/F, Parklane Building, No. 235 Queen’s Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
(852) 2877 7268


The University of Hong Kong Museum Society

The University of Hong Kong Museum Society was established in 1988 by Mrs. Margaret Wang, whose husband Prof. Wang Gungwu, was then the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. A non-profit organization, the Museum Society supports the University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) and is a vital force in the promotion of art and culture in the Hong Kong community.

The Museum Society is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of volunteer members. The Committee organizes a variety of activities and trips related to art and culture. Proceeds generated from the Museum Society’s activities are donated to the UMAG for acquisition of selective artworks, sponsorship of special exhibitions and notable programmes, as well as to The University of Hong Kong and the local community for the support of educational initiatives.

The Museum Society welcomes any person who has an interest in art and culture and wishes to support The University Museum and Art Gallery to join us.

The University of Hong Kong Museum Society
C/O University Museum and Art Gallery
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
(852) 2241 5500


Hong Kong Silk Road Cultural Society

Initiated by three senior professionals, Hong Kong Silk Road Cultural Society was established in Hong Kong in 2016. Combined with the academic resources from domestic and overseas, the Society will organize a series of relating seminars, research projects, publications and high quality exhibitions. We aim to develop an long-term international platform for cultural exchange and cooperation between Hong Kong and institutions and organisations from all over the world.

Suite 302, The Workstation
43 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 5616 1263


South Island Cultural District

The South Island Cultural District (SICD) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2013, which currently represents 24 international and local art galleries, artist studios and art institutions in Wong Chuk Hang, Tin Wan and Ap Lei Chau. The organisation selects its members and its mission is to raise awareness to “Hong Kong’s New Destination for Contemporary Art” by publishing a semi-annual art guide and a monthly newsletter and by organising the South Island Art Night (part of Art Basel’s VIP program) and the South Island Art Day as well as coordinating tours with different organisations. The SICD is also liaising with art fairs and other festivals to organise joint events.

Unit D, 8/F, Gee Chang Hong Centre
65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong