Museum Emergency! What Lies Ahead for our Cultural Organizations?VIEW EVENT DETAILS
At Home With ASHK: Museum Webinar Series
Morning Facebook Webinar with Libby CHAN, and FOONG Ping, Moderated by Yifawn Lee
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Discussion Starts 9:30am, Ends 10:30am
Facebook and Youtube Webinar Only.
With the global health crisis onslaught wreaking havoc on our cultural institutions, the third program in our At Home with ASHK: Museum Webinar Series asks the big question – what really lies ahead in the future of public and private Museums? Hear from two cultural leaders on how Coronavirus has impacted their institutions so far, and what measures are being put in place to safeguard their future.
At Home with ASHK: Museum Webinar Series bring international museums into the heart of your home through conversations with some of the best and brightest museum and curatorial names across the globe. Hear about the ways in which they have persevered and adapted to remain sustainable, learn the long-term implications those changes will have on their future collections and exhibitions, and take a sneak-peak behind the scenes at some exceptional shows that have been closed to the public eye.
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Libby Chan is the Assistant Director (Curatorial and Collections) at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum where she oversees the museum’s curatorial practices responsible for all exhibition and collection development, and manages the curatorial, research, and conservation aspects of the museum's undertakings. Before joining the HKMM, she was the Senior Curator (China) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board of Singapore, overseeing the Chinese collection and leading the China gallery revamp project. Previously, she was the Research Associate and Curator at the Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, and was a lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also served as a J. S. Lee Memorial Curatorial Fellow at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution.
Foong Ping received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum, and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington. She began her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, and taught at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor and at the University of California, Berkeley. Her 2015 book, The Efficacious Landscape: On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court won the 2017 Joseph Levenson Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. Foong oversees the SAM’s collection of Chinese art. She helped reenvision the Seattle Asian Art Museum, which reopened this year after an extensive modernization of its landmark 1933 art deco building.
Yifawn Lee is the publisher and editor of Orientations, a scholarly magazine for collectors and connoisseurs of East and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and South Asia founded in 1969. After finishing her studies, she worked in finance and later joined Orientations in 2008. In 2014, she founded Asian Art Hong Kong as a platform to provide art-related lectures and events. In 2018, she helped organize ‘The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia’ at Liang Yi Museum and ‘From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney’ at The University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong. She currently sits on the advisory board of Liang Yi Museum and on the executive committee of the Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art.
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