Department Level

Art and its Histories: Scholars in Lecture

Art and its Histories: Scholars in Lecture is a series of public lectures organized by the HKU Department of Art History, HKU and presented in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art, and The University of Hong Kong Museum Society. The programs aim to deliver current art-historical thinking in an accessible manner presented by specialists in the field. The series is part of the Department’s broader dedication to promoting the importance and relevance of art history in Hong Kong.

Shih Hsio-yen Distinguished Lectures in Art History

In memory of the late Professor Shih Hsio-yen, who taught at the department from 1982 to 1993 and passed away in 2002, a memorial dinner was held at Hong Kong Club. The Shih Hsio-yen Memorial Fund was established at the occasion and this lecture series was made possible by the generous support of donors.

Faculty Level

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series

HKU Faculty of Arts’ “Behind the Scenes Lecture Series” aims to bring high-profile speakers from the international art world such as artists, curators, art historians, museum and gallery directors, auction house principals, and conservators to highlight the work of professionals who help to keep art accessible for audiences now and in the future, and to expand awareness of and appreciation for art.