The theme of this year’s programme is “Exhibition Planning and Collections Management“. Participants would have the chance to have in-depth communication with speakers and their peers on topics including “making use of collection strength in exhibition planning“, “cooperation between curators and registrars“ and “vault management“ etc.

Date and Duration

31.03.2019 – 12.04.2019, 13 days in total (7 days in Hong Kong; 6 days in Japan)


Lectures: Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Field trips: Museums and Art Institutions in Hong Kong and Kansai area of Japan


  • Seminars and discussions

    Museum experts from home and abroad will be invited to share their experiences in seminars. Discussions will be held after each session.

  • Field trips

    Participants will visit major museums and art institutions in Hong Kong and Kansai area of Japan. Exhibition critique and inter-institutional exchange sessions will be arranged.

  • Forum

    Each participant has to make a 10-minute presentation on a case of exhibition planning or collections management they have taken charge of. Participants will be assigned to different panels according to the nature of their case and discussion will be held for each panel.

  • Dialogue

    Seasoned experts will exchange their views on the topic “The Future of Exhibition Planning and Collections Management“ and open the floor for discussion.

  • Micro-exhibition proposal presentation and commentary

    Participants’ group presentations on a proposed micro-exhibition, followed by a commentary and discussion session. Group list and requirements will be announced one month before the start of the Programme. Research and brainstorming in advance are advised.


Museum professionals with at least three years of working experience in the field. Job duties’ relevance to the programme theme is required.

Admission Quota and Fees

25 participants will be admitted in total. The fee is HKD$25,000*, which covers hotel accommodation (shared room, with breakfast) in Hong Kong and Japan, return air tickets for the field trip, deposit and administrative fee.
*Travelling and daily expenses, insurance and visa fees are not included; Bank charges are to be borne by the participants. $5,000 will be waived for Hong Kong participants who do not require accommodation in Hong Kong.

Medium of Instruction

Mandarin and English. Ability to conduct basic communication in these two languages is required.

Financial Aid

A limited quota of financial aid is available for programme applicants. All the applications will be passed to the Programme Committee for assessment and approval based on the applicants’ actual needs. No more than half of the programme fee shall be waived for successful applicants. Please refer to the Apply page for more details.


Participants who have attended more than 80% of the programme and submitted a report within one month upon completion will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance by the Art Museum.


Please refer to the Apply page.