Molly Ho is hired to teach Japanese and Buddhist art, and Kathryn Heleniak is hired for one year to replace Carolyn and Nina Corazzo, each taking leave for one semester. Maria Cheng becomes the new Clerk. With space tight in the Fung Ping Shan Building, the Department is granded space in the Main Building, with the move taking place in the second semester. The Slide Library, technician’s office and darkroom are housed in a subdivided MB238, with MB240 reserved as a large space for studio work and art exhibitions.
With its unfilled 6th position, the Department begins a small-scale studio programme staffed by part-time teachers, to complement its mission of art history teaching with some hands-on studio experience. Molly Ho leads a field trip along the Silk Road. The Department organizes the exhibition, “Modern Sculpture from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch”, in the Fung Ping Shan Museum. Alan Lui leaves the Department at the end of the academic year.
>> Prof. Shih, Dr. Nina Corazzo and Mrs. Mary Bloch at the “Modern Sculpture from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch” exhibition.