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Prof. Joost C.A. Schokkenbroek
Joost joined HKU's Faculty of Arts as Professor Museum Studies in August 2023. He has a long career in the museum sector and academia. Between 1988 and 2023 he held various curatorial and management positions in four different museums covering three continents - lately as Museum Director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Schokkenbroek was professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. He is the (co)author of five books and dozens of peer reviewed articles - often related to (maritime) history, museum matters, and the importance of artifacts.
Dr. Sarah Ng
Sarah is a Curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery and co-teaches the Art History Department’s Museum Studies course. She is a Chinese art specialist with 10 years curatorial and teaching experience. Sarah trained in conservation and art history and, besides teaching at HKU, has lectured in art and curatorship at HKUST, CUHK, Baptist University and Lingnan University.
Dr. Lucy Porter Jordan
Lucy teaches in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management programme at HKU. One compulsory and several elective courses from her curriculum offer very interesting management-related subjects students from the Museum Studies programme are welcome to elect.
Dr. Florian Knothe
Florian is the Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery and an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities, HKU. He serves as the MA in Museum Studies programme director and has taught Museum Studies at undergraduate and post-graduate level for more than 15 years. Florian trained in conservation, art history and heritage law, and lectures and teaches internationally. With the Dean of the Faculty of Arts he held a Mellon Foundation grant to investigate and initiate Museum Studies at HKU.
Dr. Shuo Hua
Shuo is an Assistant Curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery. She trained in business and art history, and lectures on the history of collecting and art markets at Baptist University and Lingnan University, and abroad. She is the convener of the Museum’s international lecture series on contemporary Chinese art and has taught courses on art history and the art market at Baptist University and City University in Hong Kong.
Dr. Dickson K.W. Chiu
Dickson is programme director of the Master of Science in Library and Information Management at HKU. His courses are primarily designed to prepare candidates for professional work in the broad information sector, the fastest-growing area of the economy in Hong Kong and the world, including but not limited to the library, and they present attractive elective subjects for Museum Studies students interested in information management.
Dr. Harald Kraemer
Harald is an experienced curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery with 30 years of experience in curating and designing exhibitions, digital collection management, interactive media and teaching museum studies at various universities in Europe and Hong Kong. He studied art history and curatorial studies and established the two successful MA programs Curating Art and Media as well as Media Arts Cultures a few years ago.
Prof. John Carroll
John is a seasoned Professor in the History department at HKU. He trained in history and is world-renown for his expertise in Hong Kong history and culture. His Museum and history and Workshop in historical research courses are established undergraduate courses that make perfect co-listed elective courses for the newly proposed MA programme in Museum Studies.