Dr. Sarah Ng is an historian of visual arts and material culture specializing in late imperial Chinese painting, calligraphy and ink rubbings. She is currently a curator at the University Museum & Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong (UMAG). She has organised numerous exhibitions of both historical and contemporary arts of China. The relationship and reinterpretation of the Chinese tradition in contemporary art practice is a primary area of scholarly interest. Her work also addresses collecting, connoisseurship, canon formation, workshop practices, art conservation and museum studies. She lectures on these subjects and other areas of expertise internationally.
Dr. Ng received her PhD in Art History from the University of Oxford supported by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation and KS Scholarship Oxford. She was a Chevening scholar and has a Master’s Degree in art conservation from University College London and an MPhil in Art History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to re-joining the University of Hong Kong, she was an honorary assistant professor there between 2013 and 2016, and a research assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University between 2016 and 2020.