Tina Yee-wan Pang, Curator of the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), will give an informal presentation of current curatorial practices in the USA at a time of unprecedented cultural expansion worldwide, both with the building of new museums and the expansion of existing institutions. She will share her thoughts on how these exciting developments can encourage a closer reading of museum missions. She will explore the relationship of museums to their community, as well as describe how collections are currently being used, and the contexts in which art is being positioned.
Tina’s research would not have been possible without the generous support of the Lee Hysan Foundation, which funded her Asian Cultural Council Grant in 2010.
In addition to her role as Curator of UMAG, Tina is also an Honorary Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at The University of Hong Kong. She graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in Chinese and Art & Archaeology, and holds an MPhil from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography.