Why do people go to museums, and what do they look for when they visit? In this session, we examine concepts by scholars in the field of museum visitor studies, and introduce different types of museum visitors in Hong Kong, as summarised in the speaker’s field research. By discerning the behavioural patterns of certain visitor types, participants will gain a fuller understanding of the expectation of different visitors, and how their encounter with, and experience of museums, may be altered; visitors’ experience could also be enriched by incorporating elements that are in line with their specific expectations into docent tours.

13 December 2017 (Wednesday)

6:30 - 8:30pm

Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)

Dr. Vivian Ting, Independent Researcher

Cantonese with English simultaneous interpretation

Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.


learn@mplus.org.hk / (852) 2200 0041

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

Dr. Vivian Ting

As an independent curator and researcher, Vivian Ting works with universities and art organisations to develop curatorial projects that encourage multiple narratives of local history, articulated through creative means. Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she did Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and gained curatorial experiences at the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath and the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. In considering what the arts and culture means to the public and how to articulate multiple voices of the city, she has been writing about local contemporary artists in various platforms, and developing curatorial projects, such as Sparkle! Let’s Art (2015) and Envision Hong Kong (2016). 

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