Why does M+ place learning at the heart of the museum? What can we learn from the museum beyond what it sets out to teach us? Riding on our core beliefs about learning, this session introduces a variety of experimental art projects and exhibitions that focus on educational models and pedagogical practices, thereby exploring how curating and creative approaches can bring forth new ideas and possibilities to a museum’s learning programme. These topics, debates and strategies will inform participants how learning has evolved in the museum setting, and open up new ways to shape our docent practice and navigate future potentials in learning through visual culture.
29 November 2017 (Wednesday)
6:30 - 8:30pm
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)
Stella Fong, Lead Curator, Learning & Interpretation, M+
Cantonese with English simultaneous interpretation
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.
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Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.
About the Speaker
Stella Fong is Lead Curator of Learning and Interpretation at M+. Previously, she worked as Senior Assistant Curator at Hong Kong Museum of Art (2010–11) and Hong Kong Heritage Museum (1997–2009), and curated numerous exhibitions, including megARTstore (2006), which featured over 300 works from the museum collection along with 10 commissioned projects by architects, artists and designers. Her other professional experiences include: curatorial internship at Liverpool Biennial in 2004; Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2007; and participation in the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2007) and the International Curators’ Exchange Programme at Tate Modern (2010). Parallel to her full-time museum work, in 2008 she founded ‘wrongplace’, a research collective focusing on exhibition practices, and in 2010 instigated the one-year project ‘Exhibiting Experiments × Experimenting Exhibitions’, which questioned the exhibition itself as a form and process. She holds a M.A. in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, a graduate diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney and a B.A. in Fine Art from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.