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Executive Workshop “Art Market, Trading, and Collectibles”
行政人員工作坊: 藝術市場, 交易及收藏品

Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
9 hours
Cantonese, suppl with teaching materials in Eng
Course Fee
Course Fee: HK$4200

Group Rate: HK$3600 ( Group of 2 or above, applications must be submitted to enrollment centres)
Deadline on 20 Mar 2022 (Sun)
2867 8313
2861 0278
How to Apply
Special Announcement: Optional excursion to art galleries and/or auction houses will be organized for students of the series on a first-come-first-served basis.


Executive Workshop “Art Market, Trading, and Collectibles”

Technology not only creates more possibilities for artists, but it also brings tremendous opportunities for the art industry including the art market. For Hong Kong, despite the challenges faced by the territory in the past two years, Hong Kong has now overtaken London as the second-biggest contemporary art auction market in the world after New York.  ArtTech is therefore a blue ocean that poses great potential for Hong Kong to flourish and thrive in the global art scene.

Programme Details

Workshop Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of Innovation in Art Market and ArtTech  
  • Acquire entrepreneurial knowledge in art dealing
  • Understand Hong Kong as an art trading hub
  • Appreciate the value of contemporary Chinese art collectibles

Programme Details




Session 1: International Art Market 2021 (3 hours) Mr Heiman Ng

  • Key players in the global art world

  • Auction House
  • Gallery
  • Art Fair
  • Museum
  • Artist
  • Collector
  • Media


Session 2: Hong Kong as an Art Trading Hub [3 hours] Mr Heiman Ng

  • From Art Hong Kong to Art Basel Hong Kong
  • Auction house performance in Hong Kong
  • The influx of international galleries since 2010
  • Guest seminar: art professionals in Hong Kong (gallerist, auction house specialist, and/or art fair director)


Session 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Collectibles [3 hours] Mr Heiman Ng

  • A brief history of Chinese contemporary art
  • 10 iconic Chinese contemporary artists
  • An introduction to M+ Sigg Collection

In addition to the 9-hour workshop, the course coordinator will organize masterclass seminar series and optional field trip for students.

Class Arrangement

All workshops will be held on Saturday.

Day 1:  02 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Day 2 : 09 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Day 3 : 23 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Students who have achieved not less than 70% attendance will be awarded a Statement of Attendance by HKU SPACE.


Mr Heiman Ng

Mr Heiman Ng is a seasoned art specialist with more than 10 years of experience in art consulting and training in Greater China.

Prior to setting up Art on Purpose, a local art education consultancy based in Hong Kong, he was the Co-Founder and Director of Collect Art, a multifaceted platform which provides professional art consultancy services such as art advisory, curating, corporate training, branding and communications strategy, etc. Over the years, he has worked with some of the most important art collectors, galleries, institutions and luxury brands in the world, such as Uli Sigg, M K Lau Collection, Art Basel, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Zhi Art Museum (Chengdu, China), Suning Art Museum (Shanghai, China), Chaumet and Hermès, etc.

Class Details

All workshops will be held on Saturday.

Day 1:  02 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Day 2 : 09 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Day 3 : 23 April 2022 - 10:00am – 1:00pm 


Entry Requirements

One must be at least 18 years of age.


Course Fee
  • Course Fee: HK$4200

    Group Rate: HK$3600 ( Group of 2 or above, applications must be submitted to enrollment centres)


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.