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 PhD level.

Our full-time teachers are internationally-renowned experts and active researchers. The curatorial staff of HKU’s University Museum and Art Gallery supplement our programme, teaching aspects of Chinese art history and museum studies. The 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.