Introduction – Dr Angelo Lo Conte and Dr Paolo Mengoni
Opening Remarks – Antonietta Cornacchia, Deputy Consul of Italy in Hong Kong.
Director, Department of Digital Strategies, Uffizi Galleries, Florence.
The Hall of the Dynasties and the Galleries of Sixteenth-Century Venetian Painting. A virtual tour of the Uffizi Galleries website
Thanks to the patronage and the passion for the arts of the Medici and the Della Rovere families, the Uffizi’s holdings of sixteenth century Venetian painting are amongst the most important in the world. The galleries dedicated to them were restored and opened in 2019. This exceptional collection is now the subject of a virtual tour publicly available on the website of the Uffizi galleries. This presentation details how the tour was created and investigates how virtual reality and technology can be used to support the activity of museums and cultural institutions.
Anna L.Y. QIN
Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
How technology is shaping design industries and new ideas of creative entrepreneurship
The bonds between Art, Science and Business are today stronger than ever. While on the one hand growing possibilities in the creative processes of art and design allow us to re-think the identity and originality of objects, on the other hand audiences increasingly fa-miliar with AI and technology require higher standards of experiences. Design thus be-comes a powerful tool to express narratives and shape the way we think. In 2013, Anna Qin visited the Florence Design Week as one of the representatives from the Shenzhen Industrial Design Professional Association. The experience allowed her to gain an unfor-gettable introduction to Italian craftsmanship. In this talk, Anna will share her perspec-tives on crafts, products and industrial design by discussing topics of design innovation
and sustainability from both cultural and technological aspects, exploring how technology is shaping design industries and generating new ideas of creative entrepreneurship.
Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
‘È vero, è vero, è vero’
This year, a selection of compelling masterpieces by Italian Baroque painters from the collection of the Capodimonte Museum in Naples was brought to the Hong Kong Mu-seum of Art as part of the exhibition “The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum”. Inspired by these works, media artist Kingsley Ng presented an immersive media artwork titled È Vero, È Vero, È Vero, as a creative response to the ex-hibition. In this talk, Kingsley will share his creative process, research and development.