“Both the Hong Kong Palace Museum and M+ are exceedingly popular and well positioned to serve as a catalyst for Hong Kong’s development into an East-meets-West Centre for international cultural exchange, a new “Both the Hong Kong Palace Museum and M+ are exceedingly popular and well positioned to serve as a catalyst to Hong Kong’s development into an East-meets-West Centre for international cultural exchange, a new positioning supported by the National 14th Five-Year Plan.”
Betty Fung 馮程淑儀 (BSocSc 1986)
CEO, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Betty Fung first participated in the WKCD project from 2014 to 2018 as the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs for the HKSARG. She later served as acting CEO of the WKCDA, and was appointed to the CEO position in October 2021.
HKU talents at West Kowloon Cultural District
Betty Fung lauded the contributions of HKU alumni to the mega cultural project. “Over the years, HKU has cultivated talents from different fields or disciplines. Many artistic talents and art administrators working for West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) are nurtured by HKU.”
She said she is grateful to the University Museum and Art Gallery of HKU for lending the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) their collections for display in one of its opening exhibitions.
Located on 40 hectares of reclaimed land, the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) features a host of arts and cultural facilities, including the Hong Kong Palace Museum, M+, and the Museum of Visual Culture. ■
Winnie Tam 譚允芝 (LLB 1983; PCLL 1984) will be succeeding Bernard Chan 陳智思 as Chair of the Board of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, starting September 2022.
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Interview with Rocco Yim, architect of the Hong Kong Palace Museum
HKU Antiquities on show at HKPM
Private to Public: The History of Chinese Art Collecting in Hong Kong
Architecture Alumni in the M+ Collection
HKU Alumni and Professors represented in M+’s archive