Please note that the AGM will now start at 18:00, instead of 18:10. This will ensure that the lecture can start promptly at 18:30.
The Executive Committee invites members to join the eleventh Annual General Meeting and Lecture to be held on Thursday, 3 June 2021 (18:00 – meeting, 18:30 – lecture). Due to government’s restrictions on social gatherings, the meeting and lecture will be held via Zoom. To join, please RSVP to Alice Ko at [email protected] before 2 June 2021 (12:00 noon).
We are honoured to present Professor Derek Collins, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at HKU, as the special guest speaker for this year’s AGM Lecture.
The New Art Revolution
The art world has been thrown headlong into a new digital age in recent months. The digital blockchain infrastructure has created new opportunities around art ownership, art engagement, and rewritten the rules for how artists engage their fans and sell their work. Some of these changes will have a permanent impact on the art ecosystem. This talk will investigate some of the key features of this new digital environment, including a look at some cutting-edge digital art, and explore their implications for traditional university and public museums.
Professor Derek Collins is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong. He serves as a member of the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Philips Auctions, Hong Kong. Originally specialized in the ancient Greco-Roman world, he has published work on literature, history, art, and religion. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, most recently by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to expand museum and conservation science at The University of Hong Kong. Over the years at HKU, he has also created a joint programme with Christie’s Education, interviewed leading art world professionals, published and hosted programming about art and business in Hong Kong.