Museum 2050 x Gallery Weekend Beijing

Reflections on Working as an Art Professional During a Pandemic

For this round table discussion, Gallery Weekend Beijing invited professionals representing multiple non-profit organisations from across Greater China to discuss the relationship of art, the public, and the media in our current moment.The conversation addressed the following: in a situation where in-person activities at cultural venues are limited or on pause, what new tactics have museums and other non-profit organisations and platforms tried – online and offline? In order to engage new audiences, how do we incorporate knowledge of an audience’s habits and visual attentiveness into programme design and planning? As cultural administrators, how do we cope with and master media, technologies, and the communication resources we have at our disposal? What consensus have we achieved through interactive communication? In times of uncertainty, what social responsibilities should public cultural organisations assume and what functions do they serve?

Museum 2050 at Asia Now, Paris

Chat Room: The Evolution of the Form and Function of Private Cultural Institutions

On the 17th of October, 2019, Asia Now invited the Co-Founders of ARTinD Oliva Sartogo and Alina Sartogo, Lu Xun, Collector and Founder of Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing and Nicole Ching, Co-Founder of Museum 2050 to speak on the topic of “The Evolution of the Form and Function of Private Cultural Institutions”. The event was a continuation of the conversation and questions posed during the first ARTinD x Museum 2050 event that took place at Hong Kong University earlier in 2019.

Museum 2050 at GAAB Collectors Summit 2019, Warsaw

Patrons & Philanthropists: Art for the Future

Our co-founder Nicole Ching was invited to speak at the annual GAAB Collectors Summit in Warsaw in June 2019 on a panel discussing the topic of “Towards New Audiences, Towards Institutional Evolution, Rethinking the Patronage Paradigm”. She spoke alongside Vilma Jurkute, Director of Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Sasha Obukhova, Curator of Archives at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Gantuya Badamgarav, Founder of the Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association and Stephanie Bailey, Editor in Chief of Ocula Magazine.

Museum 2050 at the Art Business Conference, Shanghai

New Museum Models for the Next Generation

Nicole was invited by YT Media and the organizers of the Art Business Conference to speak at their inaugural Art Business Conference in Shanghai on Friday 9th of November. This was the Art Business Conference’s first event in Asia and it was also their first conference live streamed on Weibo with over 10 million viewers. The one-day conference provided an international platform and network to discuss the dynamics of buying and selling art, plus the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practice in the art market. The conference provided delegates with an overview of the latest developments in today’s art market. Nicole was chosen to present her insights alongside 22 speakers from the worlds of art, business, technology, publishing, fashion and music. She spoke on a panel alongside David Berliner, President and COO of the Brooklyn Museum, with the panel being moderated by Charles Chang, COO of YT Media on the topic of “New Museum Models for the Next Generation”.


The Evolution of the Form and Function of Cultural Institutions

For this one-day conference, Museum 2050 and ARTinD invited artists, architects, academics and arts professionals to dialogue on the relation between Art and Architecture and its impact. What are the architectural requirements of a cultural institution? To what extent are cultural buildings public spaces? What function do museums and galleries have beyond exhibiting art?

Speakers: Alia Al Senussi, William Lim, Lonneke Gordijn, Mollie Dent Brocklehurst, Svetlana Marich, Ying Zhou, Michael Xufu Huang and Duncan Pescod

Sunday 24th March 2019 
Faculty of Architecture
University of Hong Kong



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Institutional Collaborative Obligations and Imperatives

Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Tobias Berger, Pi Li, S. Alice Mong, John Tain and Ying Zhou

Sunday 25th Nov 2018 – 2:30 – 4pm
Asia Society Hong Kong
Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty