HUANG Michelle Ying-Ling, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 2 Scopus Citations
  • 1 Scopus h-Index

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Prof. Huang teaches Art History and Museum Studies at the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University. She previously taught at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University, and undertook internships at the British Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of the Arts London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the University of Oxford. Prof. Huang gained academic qualifications in business administration, literature and art history, and developed a strong interest in investigating cross-cultural issues in art and museums from an interdisciplinary, comparative and global perspective. She obtained her PhD in Art History from the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom, and has undertaken extensive research into the reception of Chinese painting in Britain c.1880-1980, with special focus on important collections, collectors, curators, scholars and artists associated with the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Her research findings were presented in a considerable number of international conferences, guest lectures, public talks and academic publications. Michelle has edited two books and published several articles in edited books and journals with world-leading or internationally recognized publishers, such as the Journal of the History of Collections, The Burlington Magazine, and Arts of Asia. With the support of funding from the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong, Prof. Huang has recently been conducting research on “The Collection and Exhibition History of Modern Chinese Painting in Britain, 1930-80” and “Sino-British Curatorial Exchange of Chinese Painting: Laurence Binyon, George Eumorfopoulos and their Chinese Friends”. She currently works on a book manuscript, entitled The Reception of Early Chinese Paintings in Britain: Collecting, Display and Interpretation, which will be published by Manchester University Press.

Research interests

Cross-cultural exchange on art and curating, history of collecting and display of Chinese painting, art of the Chinese diaspora, art and globalization, Asian influence on the arts and crafts of Europe and America

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Research Output

Collecting the New : Major Museum Collections of Twentieth-Century Chinese Painting in London and Oxford

HUANG, M. Y-L., 27 Jul 2020, In : Museum History Journal. 22 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Acquérir la nouveauté: le développement des collections muséales de peinture chinoise du xxe siècle en Grande-Bretagne

    HUANG, M. Y-L., Oct 2019, A la croisée de collections d'art entre Asie et Occident: Du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Laureillard, M. & Patin, C. (eds.). Paris: Hémisphères Editions, p. 152-171, XVI-XVII

    Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook Chapter

    Introducing the Art of Modern China: Trends in Exhibiting Modern Chinese Painting in Britain, c. 1930-80

    HUANG, Y. L., Jul 2019, In : Journal of the History of Collections. 31, 2, p. 383-401 19 p., fhy017.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Activities

    • 1 Other Invited Talks or Presentations

    Chinese Art and Chinoiserie in the Acton Collection

    Michelle Ying-Ling HUANG (Speaker)

    4 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations

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