Host: The University of Hong Kong, October 5 - 7, 2016
Over 60 faculty members, researchers, administrators and students from APRU universities and invited institutions across the Asia Pacific came together at the 3rd APRU University Museums Research Symposium, hosted by The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Participants and speakers were warmly welcomed by HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, Deputy Director (APRU International Secretariat) Christina Schönleber and Dr Florian Knothe, Director, HKU University Museum & Art Gallery. The theme of this year’s Symposium was centered on museum teaching beyond traditional faculty courses and classroom settings.
The programme featured two keynote speeches by Dr Heather Gaunt, The University of Melbourne and Peng-Fan Chen, National Taiwan University (NTU). Topics presented were on the use of art to foster ethics development in health professional students and on NTU’s History Gallery’s changing role in becoming a facilitator of pedagogical evolution of museology.
(L-R) Peter Mathieson, Florian Knothe, Christina, Peng-Fan Chen, Heather