MARIA Mok has joined the Hong Kong Museum of Art since 1996. She has extensive experience in museum work, reflected by exposure in various departments spanning from Extension Services, Chinese Antiquities, China Trade Paintings, to Modern Art where she is currently Curator. She is responsible for the research, curating, publication, and acquisition of the museum collection, and at the same time oversees the museum’s Education and Extension Services teams. While she has substantial experience in curating large-scale exhibitions, she has been also deeply involved in programmes with a focus in public engagement and art education.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts Studies, a Master degree on Chinese Historical Studies, and a graduate diploma in Museum Studies, and has recently completed a doctoral study on China trade paintings. She has published extensively in China trade art, and co-authored with Paul A. Van Dyke Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art (HKU Press: 2015).