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Through seminars, guest lectures, and conferences, we have established ongoing dialogues with art historians and museum scholars regarding their cutting-edge research and practice. The MA Programme in Curating and Art History and Department of Visual Studies at Lingnan University have regularly invited local and international scholars and curators to deliver talks on art histories, museum studies, art collections, and displays. Stay tuned for what's coming up and check out our calendar for updates.


We are pleased to announce the MACAH Master Class 2022, organized exclusively for MACAH students. Five senior curators will share their knowledge and expertise in approaches to curating and collecting at various art institutions.

1.(Re)writing Art Histories: Collecting from Regional Perspectives by National Gallery Singapore
Horikawa Lisa (Director of Curatorial and Collections, National Gallery Singapore)


Horikawa Lisa is Director of Curatorial & Collections at National Gallery Singapore, overseeing the strategic development and sustainable promotion of collections including artworks and archives.

She was a lead-curator of Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century (2015), (Re)Collect: The Making of Our Art Collection (2018) and co-curated Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond (2016).  Prior to joining the Gallery, she was a member of the curatorial team of the Long March Project in Beijing, from 2002-2003, and Curator at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan from 2003 to 2012. She holds a MA in Art History from Kyushu University.  Her curatorial projects at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum included China Dream—Another Stream of Chinese Modern Art (Fukuoka, Kobe, Niigata, 2004); In the Dawn of Modernity in India—Company Paintings (Fukuoka, 2009); and the 3rd and 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2005, 2009, research curator for China).

2.The Ceramic Collection of Palace Museum Taipei
時光膠囊- 從台北國立故宮博物院典藏看陶瓷器的前世今生
Huang Lan Yin 黃蘭茵 (Assistant Curator, Palace Museum Taipei)

3.Collecting old master drawings in public and private collections today
Dr. Marco Simone Bolzoni (Curator of Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, The Debra and Leon Black Collection in New York)

Dr. Marco Simone Bolzoni is Curator of Old Master and 19th-century Drawings of the Debra and Leon Black collection, New York.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Naples Federico II. His interest and expertise focus on the materials, styles, and functions of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Drawings. He is the author of Il Cavalier Giuseppe Cesari d’Arpino: maestro del disegno (2013), co-author of After 1564: Death and Rebirth of Michelangelo in Late Cinquecento Rome (with F. Rinaldi e P. Tosini, 2016); La scintilla divina: il disegno a Roma tra Cinque e Seicento, (with  S. Albl, 2019), and has published extensively in Paragone, Ricerche di ArtItalies, Master Drawings.
He was a fellow at the Fondazione Longhi in Florence (2008), the Frick Art Reference Library – Center for the History of Collecting (2013), the Drawing Institute - The Morgan Library & Museum (2014), Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Rainassance Studies (2015), the Italian Academy – Columbia University (2018).

4.'Cinderella Collection’ in the Digital Age: Drawings and Prints at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York
Dr. Julia Siemon (Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)

Dr. Julia Siemon is Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She holds a PhD from Columbia University. Previously, she was Assistant Research Curator in the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

5.Site visit to Art Basel


About the MACAH Master Class 2022

The Challenges of Curating and Collecting at Global Museums invites five nationally diverse speakers to evaluate and engage with the theme of curating in regards to an international setting. This theme seeks to catalytically stimulate creative and critical ideas that correspond to aesthetics, cultural issues, individual and social aspect of life through direct mentorship of museum custodians of global art.

14/03/2022 | Webinar
The Ceramic Collection of Palace Museum Taipei by Huang Lan Yin on 14 March 2022 (Mon)...More

18/10/2021 | Museum Visit
Tour to 3 exhibitions in UMAG, HKU on 18 M October 2021 (Sun)...More

26/5/2021 | Art Basel Visit
Art Basel visit on 26 May 2021 (Sun)...More

20/05/2021 | Conference
Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, Lingnan University in Hong Kong, 20-21 ...More

25/03/2021 | Field Visit
Field Visit to WMA Space and Tai Kwun on 25 March 2021...More

25/03/2021 | Museum Visit
Visit the Archive of UMAG, HKU in 9 February 2021...More

18/03/2021 | Seminar

24/02/2021 | Info Session
Curators of New Age Series - Borg, Bugs, and Matriarch: Curating in Alternative Space and MACAH

11/01/2021 | Talk
HKMoA Online Live Streaming Public Talks — "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Botticelli and His Times — Masterworks from the Uffizi" ...Morenformation Session 2021-22 ...More