The collection at M+ is focused on 20th and 21st century visual culture, encompassing the disciplines of visual art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, China, other regions of Asia and the rest of the world. The M+ collection will form the backbone of the museum, to be presented in constant dialogue with the museum’s temporary exhibitions and continually re-interpreted, reevaluated and re-written by its educational and public programmes. In addition to providing a historical reference to the contemporary, the M+ collection will shed light on the global movement of ideas across time and space and will strive to reflect the multi-centred, transcultural and transnational context of today's visual culture. Hong Kong's past and present place in the world is the important lens and core foundation of M+'s global collection.


The M+ Sigg Collection

The M+ Sigg Collection has formed a major part of M+ recent acquisitions. Comprising major works by artists from the late 1970s to the present, the Sigg Collection is recognised as the largest, most comprehensive and important collection in the world of Chinese contemporary art. Fitting in with the second tier of geographical priorities in our collecting strategies, it will function as one of the many "seeds" in developing the future collection of M+ for the construction of multiple narratives in documenting 20th-21st visual culture in the region.

Read more about the M+ Sigg Collection.

Collection Strategy

Building a collection is a cumulative process. At M+, our goal of assembling key pieces that represent singular artistic, intellectual and aesthetic excellence is underscored by a desire to create dialogues between works, and invite new and multiple interpretive narratives. Learn more about our collection strategy.

Building the Collection

We invite you to begin discovering the M+ collection starting with our selections. Typically new acquisitions can take some months to accession. A list of currently accessioned works is available in the Downloads section and will be updated up to twice a year to reflect the latest additions to the collection. 

Use of Images

M+ has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the images published here do not infringe individual copyrights. Our copyright/permissions programme is a continuing process so, if you have any queries regarding rights in the works in our collections and if you wish to use any of the images included here, please write to, stating the accession number, and author of the work. 



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