FINE ART ASIA 2021 Academic Programme


M+ Welcomes You

Presented by The Ink Society

Speaker: Ms. Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+, Hong Kong
Date: 9 October 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Language: English

With M+ about to open its doors to the public in West Kowloon, this lecture is a fly-through of what audiences can expect from this much anticipated global institution. M+ boasts one of the most extraordinary museum designs in the world. The talk will cover some of the highlights of the building design, the range of exceptional facilities on offer for the public to enjoy, and a brief preview of the opening exhibitions that have been drawn from the superb M+ Collections.


Suhanya Raffel leads and oversees all M+’s activities, including collections building, exhibitions, research, programming, institutional collaborations, and operations. She joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in November 2016 as Executive Director, M+. She was appointed Museum Director, M+, in January 2019.

Previously, Raffel was Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Before that she worked at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, where she held many senior curatorial positions, including Acting Director and Deputy Director of Curatorial. At the Queensland Art Gallery, she was instrumental in building the contemporary Asia Pacific collection and led its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2002–2012). Raffel is currently a trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust in Sri Lanka, a member of the Board of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) and a member of the BIZOT group. She was made a Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2020.