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"Reading with Curators" Talk Series
Reading Art • Reading Life

Whenever a prominent exhibition is organised, an illustrative catalogue, and sometimes a research study report, would be produced by the museum as an extension of the exhibition. Containing essays and descriptive exhibit images, exhibition catalogues open up another world for readers to explore and study the artefacts and different topics covered in the exhibitions. To enhance appreciation of art and encourage in-depth study of culture and history, we have organised "50% Off Selected Museum Publications". And different talks under the "Reading with Curators" Talk Series will also be organised with curators from different museums and guest speakers invited to share with you their special recommendation of books and interesting stories.

"Reading Art • Reading Life" is the first talk of this series. Passionate in Chinese calligraphy and paintings, Szeto Yuen-kit, the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, will lead you to taste the fun of reading art in catalogues by sharing the interesting stories, history and techniques behind the handscrolls, hanging scrolls, album leaves and fans selected from the Xubaizhai collections. Dr Raymond Tang, the Former Curator of the museum, will lead you on a journey of the Tempting Touch – the Art of Tong King-sum, in which you will feel the warmth of art and see a beautiful life of the artist.

The talk will be conducted at the Hong Kong Museum of Art and online live on "Visit HK Museums" YouTube and Facebook will also be available. The links to accessing the online live will be posted on the "Visit HK Museums" YouTube and Facebook on the day of the event, you may watch the online live by clicking the links, so make sure you like and subscribe us to get yourself updated about our programme!

"Reading with Curators" Talk Series
Talk 2: The Filmmakers' Story of an Era
Talk 3: Reading the Contemporary World from Posters
Talk 4: Reading Hong Kong History: From the Prominent Visitors to Toy Industry

50% Off Selected Museum Publications
100 Titles of Books on Sale

Oct 31 (Sat)
3pm - 4pm

Hong Kong Museum of Art (Quota: 30 persons; no registration required; interested parties are advised to wait for admission outside the Attic on the 5th floor; first come, first served)

Online Platforms:
YouTube and Facebook

Mr Szeto Yuen-kit, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art, Dr Raymond Tang, Former Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art

Guest Moderator:
Dr. Au Yeung Wai Hoo (Ben Sir)
Hong Kong linguist and TV host

Books to share:

  • A Gift of Heritage - Selection from the Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
  • Xubaizhai Collection of Fan
  • Tempting Touch - the Art of Tong King-sum



9865 6310 / 2601 7324
(Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm, from Oct 15 to Dec 20, 2020)

*In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, special admission arrangements and precautionary measures will be implemented for the venue. Please pay attention to the latest announcement in the websites of the related venues.