Bulletin No. 1, 2014

16   Chinese University Bulletin No. 1, 2014 T he University set up the Art Museum in 1971, under the auspices of the Institute of Chinese Studies, to promote Chinese culture and heritage. The museum strives to push forward research on Chinese art and popularize art education by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting Chinese artefacts, as well as publishing and undertaking research. Today, the museum has grown into a renowned research centre for ancient Chinese art. Prof. Josh Yiu (1st left), associate director of the Art Museum, said, ‘Though the scale of the museum is not large, it is widely recognized by academia as an ambitious and efficient university museum. Our publications and exhibitions have attained both depth and influence. Located on central campus, the museum has gone through two expansions, during which the West and East Wings Galleries were built. These are clear evidence of the importance the University attaches to Chinese culture.’ Diversification of Development The Art Museum’s role of exhibiting, researching and teaching makes it stand out from other local museums. Prof. Xu Xiaodong (2nd left), associate director of the Art Museum, pointed out, ’The museum undertakes research projects on Chinese ancient art and maintains close ties with CUHK units, institutions, museums and research organizations, both locally and elsewhere. Early this year, the museum and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature co-organized the exhibition Art Museum