Bei Shan Tang Foundation

Bei Shan Tang Foundation ("the Foundation") was founded by the late Dr. Lee Jung Sen in 1985, a distinguished philanthropist in Hong Kong known for his support of Chinese art and culture. Dr. Lee was a long time supporter of initiatives in the field of Chinese art at many universities, research institutions, museums and cultural organizations around the world.

The primary mission of the Foundation is to promote Chinese art and culture and to support education. In this connection, it organizes and administers exchange programmes, forums and training for museum professionals as well as providing financial support for programmes in Chinese art and culture organized by museums, universities, schools and NGOs. The Foundation also provides financial support to educational institutions as well as funding scholarships for students principally from Hong Kong.

Co-organizer 2013

Hwa Kang Museum, Chinese Culture University

Founded in 1962, Chinese Culture University (CCU) has endeavored in upholding its mission of 'Adopting Confucian teachings, embracing the essence of Chinese and foreign ideals.' With attention given to both research and teaching in humanities, social sciences and technology, in CCU, Chinese and Western ideals of traditional value and modern innovations are combined into leading edge topics, bridging cultural experience, and meeting the demand of the globalized world.

The University’s Hwa Kang Museum, established in 1971, is the first university museum in Taiwan. Among their more than 4,500 collected works, the museum’s permanent collection consists of modern and contemporary Western paintings as well as Chinese paintings and calligraphy, photographic works of Lang Chingshan, Chinese ceramics from various dynasties, folk arts, and woodblock prints. Some highlights of the collection include pieces by Wang Yangming, Wu Changshuo, Woo Tsin-hang, Yu Youren, Puru, Chang Dai-chien, and Li Meishu. Supported by research findings and community resources, exhibitions and education activities are organized in the museum regularly and are open to public to fulfill its mission in serving the public towards the advancement of cultural and artistic life in the community.

Co-organizer 2015 & 2016

National Taiwan University of Arts Graduate School of Art Management & Culture Policy

National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) has been established for over half a century and has the longest history among art institutions in Taiwan. As an indispensable part of Taiwan’s art education scenario, NTUA’s curriculum is highly balanced, which focuses both on the local and the international, the avant-garde and the traditional, the creative and the commercial, and the theoretical and the practical. The university is home to about 5000 students and has employed about 180 staff members and over 700 part-time teachers.

NTUA’s Graduate School of Art Management & Culture Policy was set up in 2006 as a reflection and response to the trends and demands of contemporary and future artistic developments at domestic, regional and global levels. Art and culture are crucial indictors reflecting our social environment and concrete aspects of our life. Contemporary art can only develop in depth depending on far-sighted cultural policy planning and efficient management. The former is based on the study of contemporary trends, their theories, as well as their potential development through the dialectics of thoughts, policies and regulations analyses; whereas the latter is founded upon an awareness of art and history, practical training in market operations, as well as inspirational perceptiveness to creativity and design. In this light, the school has planned courses accordingly in both theory and practice, in order to encourage students to raise questions, understand cultural phenomena, tackle issues in interpretation, and rationally develop a critical approach.

Co-organizer 2017 & 2018

National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage

The National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage is the only government agency responsible for the Korean underwater cultural heritage. Since the launch as a subsidiary organization of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea, the Institute has committed itself to excavations and researches of the Korean underwater cultural heritage. We are dedicated to the history of maritime affairs in South Korea to engage in the work of publicizing the achievements of our ancestors and the cultural heritages left by them with the focus on the following themes – the sea, people, culture, exchange, and history. Its missions range from the excavation and research of the Korean maritime cultural heritage to its exhibition and publication for the public. Researches carried out by the Institute are focused on various subjects: conservation, analyses, and restoration of old shipwrecks; traditional shipbuilding techniques; maritime archaeological sites and artifacts, island cultures; folk life of coastal and island communities; traditional fishery; and regional maritime exchanges. Research results and related information are introduced to the general public as well as experts with various museum collections and historical materials through educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and the Internet.

Co-organizer 2019

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

Founded in November 1982, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka was established by the Osaka City to commemorate the donation of the world-renowned “Ataka Collection” by the twenty-one companies of the Sumitomo Group. In addition to the core “Ataka Collection” that comprises mostly Chinese and Korean ceramics, the Museum collection also includes Japanese ceramics as well as generous donations such as the Korean ceramics of the “Rhee Byung-Chang Collection" and works by Hamada Shoji. In the galleries, approximately three hundred notable pieces of Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics were systematically displayed based on original composition and display method. In addition to the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions and special exhibitions are organized once or twice a year covering specialist themes that highly maintain both academic and artistic quality, aiming at producing attractive exhibitions. The Museum aims at contributing to the enrichment of artistic sensitivity and education by making the best use of their superb collection of oriental ceramics and providing rich aesthetic experiences.


Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong
Asia Art Archive
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Oi! (Oil Street Art Space)
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong Museum of History
Hong Kong Museum of Art


Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
Juming Museum
National Palace Museum
National Taiwan Museum
National Museum of History
Chang Dai-Ch’ien Residence
Taipei Fine Arts Museum


National Museum of Korea
National Palace Museum of Korea
National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage
Seoul Museum of History
Korean National Commission for UNESCO


The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Osaka Museum of History
Nara National Museum
Kyoto National Museum
Miho Museum
National Museum of Ethnology