FINE ART ASIA 2020 Academic Programme


The Opening Exhibitions of the Hong Kong Palace Museum
Presented by Hong Kong Palace Museum


Speaker:  Dr. Louis Ng, Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Date: 29 November 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall
Language: Cantonese


This talk will introduce the exhibitions under preparation to mark the official opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in mid-2022.  Out of the nine exhibitions, two are special exhibitions, and seven are thematic exhibitions.  Two special exhibitions and five thematic exhibitions feature art treasures from the Palace Museum, while one thematic exhibition looks at art collecting in Hong Kong, and another thematic exhibition is designed for art experience for children and their families.


Dr. Louis Ng
is currently Director of Hong Kong Palace Museum. He is a seasoned museum professional, historian and arts administrator with over 30 years of experience in museum planning and management. Dr Ng joined Hong Kong’s public museum service in 1988 as an assistant curator and rose through the ranks to become a chief curator in 2002 after working in a number of curatorial and managerial positions in various museums. He was the founding Director of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence opened in 2000. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Palace Museum in August 2019, he was Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government, overseeing the department’s culture-related institutions including museums, performance arts venues, visual arts centres and public libraries. A distinguished historian, Dr. Ng obtained his BA, MPhil and PhD in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney. His research and publications focus on Hong Kong history and cultural heritage management.