Studying Art History

The Department offers the only comprehensive art history training to be found in Hong Kong or China as a whole, teaching Asian and Western art as equally valued traditions up to Ph.D level.

Our full-time teachers are internationally-renowned experts and active researchers, and the curatorial staff of HKU’s University Museum and Art Gallery supplements our programme by teaching aspects of Chinese art history and museum studies. This opportunity to gain practical job-related experience of museum work is a distinctive aspect of our programme. The Department also has two major internet-based study facilities, FAIVA (the Fine Arts Interactive Visual Archive) and the Hong Kong Art Archive.