FINE ART ASIA 2022 Academic Programme


Palace Museum and Cultural Exchanges between China and the Rest of the World

Presented by Hong Kong Palace Museum

Speakers: Dr Louis Ng, Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Date: 8 October 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Language: Cantonese


Since the opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in July, over 300,000 visitors have come to admire the precious Palace Museum collection. Many objects from the collection represent cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world during the Ming and Qing dynasties in areas such as craftsmanship, technology, ideology and religion. These interactions demonstrate the collision and integration of Chinese and western cultures. Dr Louis Ng, Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will utilize objects from the Palace Museum collection to examine cultural exchanges during Ming and Qing dynasties. He will also share the vision of the Hong Kong Palace Museum as a platform for art and cultural exchanges between China and the world.









Dr Louis Ng was appointed the first Director of Hong Kong Palace Museum in August 2019, leading the construction of the new museum for its official opening on 3 July 2022.  He is a seasoned museum professional, arts administrator and historian with over 33 years of experience in arts administration and museum management.  Previously he was involved in the planning of many new museum projects in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Coastal Defence Museum, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Palace Museum, he was Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government, overseeing the operations and programmes of public museums, performing arts venues and public libraries.  A historian by training, he earned his PhD from Chinese University of Hong Kong.