Hong Kong Palace Museum is scheduled to open in mid-2022. As the preparation for the opening continues, the museum’s Chairman, Hon. Bernard Charnwut Chan, and the Museum Director, Dr. Louis Ng Chi-wa, will share with the public the groundwork and planning of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, including its positioning, opening exhibitions and future operations. The speakers will answer questions from the audience after the sharing.






Cantonese, no subtitles nor simultaneous interpretation available

22 May 2021 (Saturday)


Event Platform:

The Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan, Chairman of Hong Kong Palace Museum Limited
Dr Louis Ng Chi-wa, Museum Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum

Free admission

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  • The event schedule may be subject to change. The organiser reserves the right to change the programme.
  • The event will only be live streamed on the day. Recording will not be available

About the Speakers:

The Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan, Chairman of Hong Kong Palace Museum Limited

Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan is a Deputy to the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the HKSAR). He is also a former Member of the Legislative Council in 1998-2008 (Insurance Functional Constituency) of the HKSAR. A graduate of Pomona College in California, Mr Chan is the President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd and Chairman of Asia Insurance Co. Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd. He is also a Director of Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company in Thailand and a Director of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund in Hong Kong. Among his many public service activities, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd., Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. His past positions include Council Chair of Lingnan University, Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, and Chairman of the two Standing Committees on Disciplined Services and Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.

Dr Louis Ng Chi-wa, Museum Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum

Dr Ng was appointed Museum Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in August 2019. He is responsible for developing the museum’s strategic vision, exhibitions and programming, and managing its collections, operations, and educational and audience-building strategies. Dr Ng is a seasoned museum professional, historian and arts administrator with over 30 years of experience in museum planning and management. Prior to joining WKCDA, Dr Ng was Deputy Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government, where he oversaw the department’s culture-related institutions, such as museums, performance arts venues, visual arts centres and libraries.

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