Dr Louis Ng is a seasoned museum professional, historian, and arts administrator with over thirty years of experience in museum planning and management. Dr Ng joined Hong Kong’s public museum service in 1988 as an assistant curator and rose through the ranks to become a chief curator in 2002, after working in several curatorial and managerial positions at various museums. He was the founding Director of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence opened in 2000. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Palace Museum in August 2019, he was Deputy Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, overseeing the department’s culture-related institutions, including museums, performing art venues, visual arts centres, and public libraries. A distinguished historian, Dr Ng obtained his BA, MPhil and PhD in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney. His research and publications focus on Hong Kong history and cultural heritage management.
Dr Daisy Yiyou Wang is responsible for the Hong Kong Palace Museum’s exhibition, research, collection, publication, and learning and engagement programmes. She has served as the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Chinese Art Specialist at the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Gallery. With Jan Stuart, Wang co-curated the groundbreaking exhibition “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City” and co-edited the publication, which was supported by a generous grant from the Bei Shan Tang Foundation. The publication received the Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prize. This exhibition was named the “Best Historical/Thematic Exhibition” by the Boston Globe in 2018 and the “Most Influential Overseas Exhibitions from Chinese Museums” in 2019. A specialist of the history of collecting, lacquer, and Qing imperial portraiture, Dr Wang has published internationally. She is a recipient of a Getty Museum Leadership Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
Mr Brian Yuen has extensive experience in tourism, hospitality, and commercial real estate. He started his career at Cathay Pacific where he held different roles, including in sales, marketing, revenue management, inflight services, partnership development, and country management. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Palace Museum, Brian was with Hang Lung Properties, where he started in Leasing & Management and moved on to head the Portfolio Support function, in which he supported commercial properties in Mainland China and Hong Kong in service and operational management. Throughout his career Brian has worked in countries across Asia, North America, and the Middle East. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of New South Wales.