Winnie Lai from M+ Museum in Hong Kong joins Museum Ideas 2017 speaker line-up
Winnie Lai is Assistant Curator, Learning and Interpretation, at M+, Hong Kong’s new museum for twentieth and twenty-first century visual culture at West Kowloon Cultural District, scheduled to open in 2019.
As part of the growing learning team, she is responsible for developing the learning and interpretation plan and programme for M+, which includes exhibitions such as “Mobile M+: Inflation!”(2012); “You. – Lee Kit” (2013), “Building M+: The Museum Architecture and Collection” (2013). She was part of the curatorial team that presented the Hong Kong participation at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale namely, “You(you). – Lee Kit” (Venice Biennale, 2013) and “Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing” (Venice Biennale, 2015).
Winnie is also responsible for other Learning and Interpretation initiatives, among which is a school and community project, M+ Rover, a travelling creative studio that places emphasis on participatory practice.
Prior to joining M+, Winnie worked at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. She studied History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies and University College London, and holds a MA in History of Art and Visual Culture from University of Oxford and MA in Museum Studies from University of Sydney. Winnie is currently under a scholarship for a 6-month curatorial attachment at Tate under their Public Programme team.
Winnie joins an international line-up of speakers from Africa, South America, North America and Europe at Museum Ideas 2017 in London.
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