Course Related Fieldtrips

CUMT1001 Introduction to Cultural Management

Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Shatin

Date: 26 October 2015 (Mon)

Arranged at the end of the Block 2, this fieldtrip is an important component of the course for the students to apply the in-class knowledge of arts management to real cases. The Cultural Heritage Museum in Shatin has been contacted as the destination for case studies. It comprises the museum section and theatre section and has given consent to host fieldtrips for our students. At the museum section, the students will participate in a tutorial first and then have a half-hour interview section talking to the senior managers at the Museum. Next, the class will move to the theatre section. A guided tour will be given, and the following interview section with the senior manager has been arranged.

Hong Kong Comix Home Base and PMQ

Date: 29 November 2015 (Sun)

The second fieldtrip to the Hong Kong Comix Home Base aims to provide the students with a real-life case study of cultural management, in a local context. This trip will facilitate a better understanding of the cultural management field. The Hong Kong Comix Home Base accommodates design and media companies in the context of historical buildings that were converted into cultural quarters, as a component of Hong Kong’s urban development, using governmental initiatives. Our students will have the opportunity to talk with managers in media and design companies, as well as the manager of a cultural quarter. This fieldtrip will assist with data collection for an active case study, to further the progress of the students’ term project.

CUMT2002 Language and Practice of Cultural Management


Date: 14 February 2016 (Sun)

Community dynamic and audience building

Date: 14 March 2016 (Mon)

One of the essential tasks of cultural management is to work with the various groups from the community, ranging from cultural workers to general public to minority groups. This session investigates the techniques of working with various community groups, and the critical issues relating to working with the community.

Also, this session studies the institutional identification of a cultural role within the local landscape, and the interaction between cultural institutions and their community, particularly in identifying audience, meeting their cultural needs and nurturing a balancing cultural ecology.

CUMT2004 Chinese Material Culture

Warehouse in the Art Museum

Date: 31 October 2019 (Thu)

The galleries devoted to the Bronze Age Chinese art at the Art Museum, CUHK, hold one of the most prestigious collections in Hong Kong. Directed by Prof. Peng Peng, students had an in-depth object study of early Chinese bronzes (mostly ritual vessels and weapons). Through careful observation and effective analysis, students were deeply engaged in Chinese art connoisseurship and curatorial practices.

Hong Kong Museum of History

Date: 17 October 2019 (Thu)

Guided by Prof. Peng Peng, students had a pleasant and fruitful museum tour and intellectual exploration, based on which they all finished satisfactory individual research (Term Paper and Label Writing). With knowledge gained from the lectures, students had a valuable chance to further investigate and appreciate Chinese material culture from the prehistory to the modern era.

CUMT3001 Visual Arts Management

Docent Practice I (“Dunhuang” Exhibition, Heritage museum)

Date: 11 February 2015 (Wed)

Docent Practice II (Oil street, Contemporary arts in Hong Kong)

Date: 18 March 2015 (Wed)

Docent Practice III (Art Museum, Traditional Chinese flowers paintings)

Date: 8 April 2015 (Wed)

CUMT3002 Performing Arts Management

City Contemporary Dance Company

Date: 23 November 2015 (Mon)

CUMT3003 New Media Arts Management

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival

Field works in Microwave International New Media Arts Festival - To meet the artists and onsite set up assistance.

CUMT3004 Public and Community Art

Community Art Projects

Date: 18 April 2016 (Mon)

CUMT3008 Curating and Organising Arts Festival

Open rehearsal of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 7 April 2016 (Thu)

CUMT3009 Interpreting Chinese Antiquities

Hong Kong Museum of History

Date: 6 November 2019 (Wed)

Arranged in the opening day of the special exhibition, “Glistening Treasures in the Dust – Ancient Artefacts of Afghanistan,” this fieldwork to the Hong Kong Museum of History aimed to bring worldwide visions and comparative perspectives to students. Through reading rare goldware, bronze sculptures, and other artefacts from the National Museum of Afghanistan, students could have a deep appreciation of cultural diversity, transregional exchange, and integration of global civilisations. From these cherished relics that have escaped the clutches of the Taliban terrorists, students were able to appreciate the significance of heritage conservation, management, as well as transnational cultural collaboration. Another purpose of this trip was to visit the permanent gallery (Hong Kong Story), for students to gain a more comprehensive and heartfelt understanding of the “Pearl of the Orient,” especially the ups and downs of this beautiful and strong city.

Warehouse in the Art Museum, CUHK

Date: 30 October 2019 (Wed)

Guided by Prof. Peng Peng, students had a selective examination of representative ancient Chinese ritual bronzes in the warehouse of CUHK Art Museum. Via this systematic and multi-pronged training, they learnt how to conduct visual observation, analytic analysis, label writing, comprehensive object study, as well as various curatorial tasks. Based on two or multiple chosen artworks, students passionately discussed the significances and implications of what they had discovered. All students have finally finished a critical analysis of their target bronzes in comparative perspectives. Some of these academic works, honestly speaking, are potentially publishable.

Shenzhen Museum

Date: 24 February 2016 (Wed)

Trip to Shenzhen Museum to see the exhibition of a Western Zhou tomb recently excavated.

This special exhibition in Shenzhen (ending on Mar 6, 2016) is showing the bronzes and other treasures found in a Western Zhou tomb excavated from Dahekou in Shanxi province. The inscriptions on the bronzes identify they were treasures of a Ba state which was forgotten in written history. The same exhibition will show 189 antiquities in total.

Nanyue Wang Museum

Date: 16 March 2016 (Wed)

In this trip, we would visit a Han-period tomb discovered in Guangzhou. He was a regional lord that was conferred a royal title endorsed by the Han Emperor in Shaanxi. Found intact, this tomb was one of the major archaeological discoveries in China.

In addition, we would also see the special exhibition of the bronzes and lacquer excavated from a major Chu tomb at Jiuniandun in Hubei province (ending on Mar 29, 2016).

CUMT4003 Culture-led City Development

HKACT! Act 9 WYSIWYG Solo Exhibition by Jeffrey Shaw

Date: 23 January 2019 (Wed)

Osage Gallery presents Prof. Jeffrey Shaw’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. During the field trip, Prof. Shaw gave a tour to our students concerning his fifty years of practice. It provides a rare opportunity for our students to experience an overview and insight into the core technical, aesthetic and conceptual themes that have preoccupied Prof. Shaw's creative research. These include public participation and interaction, expanded cinema and immersive visualization, the aesthetics of navigable representations and emergent narrative, new media and computational techniques and virtual and augmented reality. The tour also inspires our students concerning how new media is adopted in preserving and presenting local heritage.

URA's urban redevelopment projects

Date: 25 February 2016 (Thu)

Historical Conservation and Urban Design in Central

Date: 17 March 2016 (Thu)

WKCD and Fotanian

Date: 7 April 2016 (Thu)

CUMT4007 Museum Studies

Art Museum CUHK

Date: 22 October 2019 (Tue)

A field trip to the Art Museum CUHK was arranged. We visited the conservation lab, storeroom, photo studio, and educational lab at the museum. Besides, we also visited a new exhibition which gives us an exceptional example of open-display.

Loan Exhibition

Date: 30 September 2015 (Wed)

We will visit a grand loan exhibition now hosted by the History Museum. You will be writing your first response paper based on this trip and on the lecture in the following week.

Hong Kong History Museum

Date: 25 November 2015 (Wed)

This week we will examine the permanent gallery (Hong Kong Story) in the museum. You will be assigned to a specific group and look at the measures taken in response to our discussions in previous classes: exhibition themes, museum writing, gallery designs, education, etc.

CUMT4101 Special Topics in Cultural management

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Open Rehearsal

Date: 5 November 2015 (Thu)