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.

 

Loans

M+ supports an active outgoing loans programme and collaborates with organisations around the world to increase public access to our collections.

The M+ Collections are currently undergoing preparations for the museum’s grand opening in 2020. During this time, they will not be available for loan to temporary exhibitions.

Important Dates: 

  • All new loan requests should be submitted with twelve months’ notice
  • We will not accept loan requests for exhibitions opening between 15 July 2020 and 31 July 2021. We welcome new loan requests for exhibitions that open after 1 August 2021.
  • Special arrangements may be in place for the M+ Sigg Collection.

For more information, you can download our guide.

If you are unsure whether the moratorium will affect your plans, please contact us at loans@mplus.org.hk.

We look forward to continuing our collaborations with exhibition organisers around the world.

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