The M+ Collections are focused on twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture, encompassing the disciplines of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art, and the thematic area of Hong Kong visual culture. We have been building the collections since 2012.
The M+ Collections are composed of the M+ Collection, the M+ Sigg Collection, and the M+ Collection Archives.The collections are always growing, and new acquisitions go through a rigorous process of research, curatorial justification, and approval before being accessioned.
The M+ Collection
The M+ Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of visual culture—bringing together the disciplines of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art—from Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia, and beyond. It comprises everything in the M+ Collections outside of the M+ Sigg Collection and the M+ Collection Archives.
The M+ Sigg Collection
Comprising 1,510 works, the M+ Sigg Collection is one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese contemporary art in the world. Chronologically, it spans the period from 1979 to 2012, with a particularly strong representation of work from the 1990s, a decade that saw the emergence of many pivotal art movements in China. Read more about the M+ Sigg Collection.
The M+ Collection Archives
The M+ Collection Archives consist of almost fifty separate archival collections (fonds) that contain many thousands of individual items, including architectural and design drawings, artist sketches, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera. Over fifteen thousand items are currently contained within the M+ Collection Archives.
Collections Management Policy
This policy is the guiding document for the management of the M+ Collections and, with related procedures, it defines and describes our principles of collection custodianship and care. Complementing the parameters set out in the Acquisition Policy with regard to the collection strategy and acquisition procedures, this policy delineates M Plus Museum Limited’s responsibilities for the management of the M+ Collections. The document is available in the Downloads section.
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