News in 2020-2021

11Jan, 2021

Dr Carolyn Muir

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the sad passing of our beloved colleague and friend Dr. Carolyn Muir on 22 December 2020. Carolyn had a long battle with cancer which she fought with great bravery. She is survived by her husband Jeff, and sons Chris and David. Carolyn joined HKU in 1979 when our art history programme was just beginning, and she was instrumental in making it the success that it is today. A dedicated scholar of Northern European Renaissance art, she published numerous articles and a lavishly illustrated book, Saintly Brides and Bridegrooms: The Mystic Marriage in Northern Renaissance Art (Brepols, 2012). She brought her [...]

23Dec, 2020

MA in Art History 2021-2022

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MA in Art History 2021-2022 is now OPEN for application Our MA in Art History programme is the first MA in Hong Kong to focus on art history. It provides advanced training for students and specialists pursuing either academic study in art history or professional careers in museum, curatorial, and other art-related fields. To apply, please click here. For details, please click here. Application deadline: 15 Mar 2021, 12:00 noon (Monday)

18Dec, 2020

Office and RC Closing on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

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With the reduced office hours still in practice, please note that there will also be a number of upcoming University holidays, including 24 Dec and 31 Dec (pm), as well as public holidays, including 25 Dec and 1 Jan. In the remaining two weeks of December 2020, the Department office and Resource Centre will therefore open only from: Monday to Wednesday, 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm We will resume our usual Monday to Friday schedule in the week of 4 January 2021.

30Nov, 2020

Reduced Opening Hours of Office and Resource Centre

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With a recent spike in local cases of coronavirus, the Department General Office and the Resource Centre will operate on a reduced schedule until further notice. Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm We will take cautious measures to minimize the risk of infection. Our staff will have students’ temperature measured before they enter the centre. Students should also wear a mask inside. With social distancing still in practice, we will keep the maximum number of students using our collection to 6 at a time. The opening hours may vary every week, please check our website for the latest arrangement. [...]

20Nov, 2020

Dr Baecker Awarded the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

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Congratulations to Dr. Angie Baecker, for receiving one of the 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grants. Her winning article, entitled "The Art Group and the Avant Garde: Collective Practices and the Socialist Legacy in Contemporary China," "aims to challenge the temporal boundaries of the 'contemporary,' both as a concept and as a label, in order to create a more complete account for how the mantle of avant-garde practice was passed from the revolutionary guard to its political and cultural dissidents." Her inspiring endeavor has now been recognized and supported. Three cheers for Angie! Dr Baecker joined the [...]



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