Organiser: Zhejiang Provincial Museum and School of Art and Archaeology of Zhejiang University
Date: 10 December 2021 (Friday)
University Museum Research．Curation．Educational Exploration: An Example of the Ancient Chinese Gold Working Techniques Project
Speaker: Prof. Xu Xiaodong (Associate Director of Art Museum, Programme Director of RPCAA, CUHK)
University museums are unique in the entire museum system. There are common difficulties such as limited space, few collections, insufficient staff, and lack of funding. The Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has paid special attention in recent years to make use of limited resources to improve the situation and integrate its own characteristics and advantages to give full play to the unique role of university museums; and to cooperate with other institutions to expand its influence and social service functions.
The lecture will take the Ancient Chinese Gold Working Techniques Project as an example to introduce how an exhibition can attract social funding in order to conduct research, and then promote multi-disciplinary/multi-institution cooperation, publish academic works, launch new exhibitions, cultivate students with relevant knowledge, and collect related cultural relics from donors. Thus a virtuous cycle of exhibition, research, learning, and collection can be formed.