Founder of Sun Museum
Chair of Simon Suen Foundation
Dr SUEN Yin Wah Chloe
Dr Chloe Suen firmly believes in the power of arts and culture to inspire and improve lives. She devotes much of her energy in promoting arts and culture to our communities and in supporting the development Hong Kong's cultural landscape.
Dr Suen graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the United States in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She later obtained a Master of Arts in organizational psychology from Columbia University in the United States in February 2009 and a Master of Liberal Arts in extension studies in the field of museum studies from Harvard University in the United States in November 2021. In November 2022, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, from Hong Kong Baptist University.
In her capacity as the Chair of Simon Suen Foundation, a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong established in 2012 that aims to promote, preserve and advance Chinese arts and heritage, Dr Suen led the Foundation to focus on nurturing the next generation of artists and scholars by establishing scholarships for university students in the arts and culture disciplines and by mentoring them.
In 2015, Dr Suen founded Sun Museum, the first non-profit, non-governmental art museum in Hong Kong that is open to the public, to further promote Chinese and Hong Kong art. Since its opening, the museum has established itself as an innovative cultural exchange platform for artists, collectors and the public through thematic exhibitions, educational programs, and publications.
Dr Suen serves on many government committees on art and heritage in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Museum Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, etc.
In 2017, Dr Suen was awarded the Secretary for Home Affairs Commendation Scheme’s Certificate of Commendation for Persons with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture. In 2020, she was awarded the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service.