Love Art at The Peninsula Presents “Bright Idea”: Evening discussion with Sir Michael Craig-Martin and Tim Marlow

Date: 20 March 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm
Seating is on a first come, first served basis

Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Free Admission
Registration is required: http://bit.ly/2kkBuIM

The Department partners with The Peninsula Hong Kong for what promises to be a fascinating conversation with one of the leading figures of British conceptual art. As a hugely influential artist
in his own right and as an esteemed teacher, Sir Michael Craig-Martin is celebrated for his time as a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London… He is credited with having taught an emerging generation of artists who went on to become known as the Young British Artists or “YBAs”… In conversation with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Craig-Martin will look back on his ground-breaking career at the forefront of British contemporary art…

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Tea Gathering

20170208 Tea GatheringDate: 8 February 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.19 Run Run Shaw Tower

The Dexit Party

The Dexit Party held in honour of Professor David Clarke for his many years of dedicated work at HKU

Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Place: Foundation Chamber (Old Music Library), Hung Hing Ying Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Hung Hing Ying Building

Hung Hing Ying Building

Drinks and light snacks will be served.

 

Postscript

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Behind the Scenes Lecture Series | Conservation in Historic Places of Worship

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by Marie Louise Sauerberg

Date: 14 October, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm (Registration/ Reception), 7:00 pm (Discussion)

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Click here to register via Asia Society Online Ticketing

For more than 1,000 years, people have been worshipping on the site of Westminster Abbey. Marie Louise Sauerberg takes a closer look at how to find a balance between the preservation of the World Heritage site and its collections with the functional demands of daily worship in a church at the heart of the British nation. Specialising in the conservation of painted and gilded surfaces, she has worked on a number of extraordinary objects from the Abbey, including the late 13th-century Coronation Chair on which all but three English Monarchs have been crowned since 1399.

Marie Louise Sauerberg trained at the School of Conservation of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 1998, she joined the Hamilton Kerr Institute at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, becoming Assistant to the Director in 2008. From 2007 to 2014, she worked with the team at Westminster Abbey, first as a consultant for the conservation of painted surface and later as part of the Conservation Department at the Abbey. She is currently Director of Keith & Sauerberg Ltd.

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series, initiated by the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Fine Arts, aims to bring high-profile speakers from the international art world to highlight the work of professionals who help to keep art accessible for audiences now and in the future.

The 2016 Lectures are generously supported by Qatar Airways and AXA ART.

Airline Sponsor:

Qatar Airlines

Event Sponsor:

AXA

Jointly organized by:

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Behind the Scenes Lecture Series | Looking After the Past: Conservation at the National Gallery, London

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series KeithLecture by Larry Keith

Date: 11 October 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU

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The preservation of the National Gallery’s famous collection has been a central aspect of that institution since its foundation in 1824. Larry Keith, the Gallery’s Head of Conservation and Keeper, gives an overview of the rich history of conservation at the Gallery, and how its advances and controversies have informed the way the department works today. This talk will look at what happens behind the scene when conservators are charged with the preservation, study and restoration of some of the world’s best-loved masterpieces.

Larry Keith is the Director of Collections (interim) National Gallery, London where he has been working since 1991 – first as a paintings conservator and then as Head of Conservation in 2010. He has contributed numerous articles on painting techniques across the range of the Collection for the Gallery’s Technical Bulletin, as well as contributions to exhibition catalogues on Diego Velazquez and Leonardo da Vinci.

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series, initiated by the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Fine Arts, aims to bring high-profile speakers from the international art world to highlight the work of professionals who help to keep art accessible for audiences now and in the future.

The 2016 Lectures are generously supported by Qatar Airways and AXA ART.

Airline Sponsor:

Qatar Airlines

Event Sponsor:

AXA

Glimpse of the Event:

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Information Session | Graduate Study in Art History

161006 Graduate Study in Art History Info SessionDate: 6 October 2016
Time: 3:30 – 4:20pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

Topics covered in this session will include:

– Graduate study and careers. Which qualifications will you need?
– Different types of postgraduate study. MA, MPhil or PhD?
– Where to study. HK, US, UK, Canada, EU…
– Choosing the university andcourse that is right for you.
– Making a strong application.
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Research Symposium: Jesuits and the Arts in China

160411 Jesuits and the Arts
11 April 2016, 2pm – 5pm
Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower

12 April 2016, 10am – 4pm
Room 4.04 Run Run Shaw Tower

A research symposium exploring the role of the Jesuits in the production of art and architecture in China in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong and funded by the Arts Faculty’s Strategic Research Theme in China-West Studies.

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Exhibition Tour | M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art

20160308 M+ tourDate: 16th March 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: ArtisTree

Speaker: Pi Li (Sigg Senior Curator)
Language: English
Quota: 30

The Department has scheduled a curator-led tour on M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, an exhibition currently on view at ArtisTree. Interested students may register by sending an email to Nicole Fung (fungnkn@hku.hk), stating your name and year group, before Friday 11th March.

Please note that there is a quota of 30 and spaces are available on a first come first served basis.

 

Tea Gathering

Tea Gathering Jan 2016

Date: 27 January 2016
Time: 12:00 – 2:30pm
Venue: Room 4.19 Run Run Shaw Tower

The Department of Fine Arts is delighted to host a Tea Gathering for all students interested in the study of Fine Arts. Instructors and staff from the Department will be attending this tea to talk with students about our majors and minors, courses and other aspects of our programme.

We invite you to come to our Tea Gathering! Enjoy a light lunch with us and take a break from your studies.

Graduate Study in Art History. What Next?

Graduate Info Event

Date: 29 September 2015
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

Are you considering postgraduate study in art history or a related field?
Many art-related careers require postgraduate qualifications. The Fine Arts department is holding an information session to help you choose the best programs for you and to improve your chances of acceptance.

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