Master of Arts in Curating and Art History
The MACAH programme aims to:
- nurture and inspire art and museum practitioners including curators, art educators and art administrators;
- enhance students’ knowledge of curatorial studies and history of art in a global context;
- broaden and refresh students’ approaches to art-historical research and curating;
- expand students’ horizon and professional networks with scholars, art professionals and museum practitioners in the fields of art education, museums, cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond;
- acquire skills in managing art collections, undertaking research, engaging in exhibition projects and spearheading public programmes in museums, galleries and other cultural venues.
On completion of the MACAH programme, students are expected to:
- acquire an in-depth understanding of the making, meaning, theory and display of art in different contexts;
- identify, analyse and evaluate important objects, concepts and case studies related to individuals, institutions, professional ethics, cultural policies and other contemporary issues in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond;
- work individually or in groups to apply subject knowledge, methodologies and relevant references in art-historical research and curatorial projects such as exhibition design and programming;
- handle objects, manuscripts, mounting tools, exhibition furniture and other materials in the setting of collection storage and exhibition space;
- convey creative and critical ideas through writing, physical/digital exhibitions, programmes and other channels in response to societal needs, cultural issues and other aspects of life.