Univeristy Museum and Art Gallery, The Univeristy of Hong Kong
The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) is conveniently located at the main entrance of The University of Hong Kong on Bonham Road.
The museum is housed in the Fung Ping Shan Building and the lower three storeys of the T T Tsui Building. The Fung Ping Shan Building was donated to The University of Hong Kong by Mr Fung Ping-shan in 1932 for a Chinese book library. In 1953, the building was converted into the Fung Ping Shan Museum of Chinese art and archaeology. With its extension to the T T Tsui Building in 1996, the Museum changed its title to the "University Museum and Art Gallery".
The new wing of the Museum was built with a generous donation by Dr T T Tsui, and was officially opened in November 1996. Since its inception in 1953, the UMAG has received continuous support from donors, artists, collectors and the University. Its collections have grown to over one thousand items of Chinese antiquities, notably bronzes, ceramics and paintings.
Vision The University Museum and Art Gallery aspires to generate artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible to people in all walks of life. We seek to encourage greater appreciation of the arts and nurture a stronger sense of cultural values within the Hong Kong community.
Mission The University Museum and Art Gallery believes in the power of art to improve the quality of life. Through our collection and activities, we are dedicated to educating the public about the past and present of Chinese and other cultures, and to stimulating life-long learning through both formal and informal education. The Museum is committed to fulfilling its mission by:
- maintaining a high standard in its exhibitions and education activities
- providing access to its collections and services for the teaching, study and research of Chinese art and culture
- developing its collections and services to meet the needs of the University and the community
- expanding links with artists, collectors, museum professionals and interested organizations to enhance its collections, exhibitions and education activities
- achieving a position of leadership in the promotion of art education in Hong Kong