4th Floor, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(852) 2690 6790

© 2015 by Simon Suen Foundation Limited.

About us

Sun Museum, a non-profit, non-governmental museum established by Simon Suen Foundation, aims primarily to promote Chinese arts and culture. It strives to facilitate general understanding of how the art world in Hong Kong is enlivened by a diversity of cultures and how the local community is enlightened by a wealth of Chinese traditions. 

 

With the emphasis on China and Hong Kong art and culture, the Museum will organise thematic exhibitions with exhibits on loan from collectors, artists and other cultural bodies. Related talks and guided tours will also be arranged.

 

Our mission

 

  • Enhance understanding of Chinese art and culture through exhibitions, research, lectures, publications, and myriad related activities​

  • Support aspiring Chinese artists, especially those in Hong Kong

  • Build up a collection of Chinese paintings and related art for educational purposes

  • Contribute to the study of Hong Kong culture

  • Collaborate with artists, collectors, scholars and cultural institutions around the world to achieve the Museum's Vision

Organisation

 

Sun Museum is a part of Simon Suen Foundation, a charitable organisation registered with the Hong Kong Government. 


In May, 2013, the Foundation appointed YEUNG Chun Tong as the Museum Director in charge of the planning and operation of Sun Museum.

​Honourary advisors:

Mr. ZHENG Xinmiao

Former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

Former Director of the Palace Museum

Professor LEE Chack Fan

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Chairman of the Board of the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture

Director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong

President of Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Professor CHAN Sun Chi, Albert

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

President Emeritus of Hong Kong Baptist University

Honorary Director of Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology of Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. WONG Ying Ho, Kennedy

Chairman of Board of Governors of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation

Deputy Commissioner of Civil Aid Service

Museum team:

Mr YEUNG Chun Tong

Director

Ms Rachel LEUNG

Associate Curator

Ms NGAN Yu Ting

Assistant Curator

Ms Elaine NGAN

Assistant Curator

Mr LAW Kwok Hung

Museum Assistant

Name of museum

The designation, “Sun Museum”, Yat Sun in Cantonese transliteration, carries a multi-faceted meaning.

 

Sun as we know it, refers to the star of the solar system, the universe.  It radiates light and heat that reign over all things.  Without the Sun, nothing grows.  Hence, “Sun” is the life source.

 

Yat is the start of numbers.  It means few in numbers or small in quantity, for example, yat gor (one piece), yat dim (a little).  Conversely, yat can also denote many, a lot, e.g. yat chei (all), yat chai (altogether).  Hence, yat is all embracing.  It can mean a single number or infinity.  It is an intriguing number.

 

There is a Chinese character that sounds the same as Sun.   In meaning though, it refers to new style, fresh.  When we act, we often seek to break old moulds to create something better.  Hence, sun (new) is the source for creation.

 

Our living style is our culture.  Without art, life cannot be beautified and our culture cannot be developed.  Hence, art is the source of civilisation.

 

The four elements in the above are the essence of Chinese culture.  The Sun Museum aims to bring forth these elements.  The task of a museum focuses on art as a prime mover of Chinese culture.  New angles are deployed to appreciate traditional art; different perspectives are explored to create new trends such that audience would experience new sensations, thereby enabling them to better understand Chinese culture.

Museum logo

 

The Sun Museum logo comprises one big and two small circles.

 

The big red outer circle represents the Sun, radiating brightness and heat.  Inside are two blue circles of equal size, one balanced on top of the other, representing a beautiful clear sky.

 

The curves inside the small circles link to form the English consonant “S”, implicitly reflecting the name of the Museum, Sun, which is also the sound of the Chinese character for new.

 

Joining the three circles means that we exist in a huge space  full of life under the Sun.  This life circulates non-stop, generating a variety of new phenomena, thus creating for us new and varied culture.