SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

The Asian Art World and Covid 19 Online Panel Discussion


Date: 9 June 2020Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 9 June 2020Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Online

Type of Event: Discussion

Ink Now image - 2019 INK NOW Taipei Art Expo © INK NOW
2019 INK NOW Taipei Art Expo © INK NOW

The Directors of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art look forward to hosting an expert panel on Asian Art, exploring how museums, auction houses, art fairs, galleries and artists are adapting to the challenges of Covid-19.


Calvin Hui

Founder of Ink Now and Co-owner of 3812 Gallery

Anna Jackson

Keeper of the Asia Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, Curator of ‘Kimono: From Kyoto to Catwalk’

Jonathan Stone

Co-Chairman of Asian Art, Deputy Chairman, Asia Pacific, Christie’s 

Victor Wong

TECH-iNK Artist

Dr Malcolm McNeill
Dr Malcolm McNeill


Dr Malcolm McNeill

Director, SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education

This event is free and open for to all to attend.

Full panelist biographies can be found in the attached PDF flyer.

For more details and to register your attendance please email

All of our lives have been transformed by the covid-19 pandemic. Our interaction with the art world is no exception. This panel brings together experts from the museum world and the art market, alongside a practicing contemporary ink artist with a unique perspective on digital technology. Together they will address the most pressing questions that arise from this unprecedented global moment. How are online interactions changing our relationship with objects and exhibitions? Who collects in a crisis? And how might covid-19 reshape global experiences of East Asian Art?

We look forward to welcoming your questions following the discussion. These can either be submitted live, or sent in advance to:


Organiser: Dr Malcolm McNeill

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