17th August 2020
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About Mobile Library, Asia Art Archive
Mobile Library is a periodic initiative organised in partnership with cultural collaborators in different countries throughout Asia to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. By co-organising events and enabling the circulation of printed matter, this programme activates new possibilities to engage with art as a form of knowledge.
Previous editions of Mobile Library were organised in Vietnam (2011), Sri Lanka (2013) and Myanmar (2014). Asia Art Archive (AAA) and Siddhartha Arts Foundation (SAF) will initiate Mobile Library: Nepal that will run from February to November 2021 in Kathmandu and Janakpur.
The intention to set up such a library is to provide materials, and through its ideas – to artists, students and educators, and extend support to the local arts ecosystem. This project seeks to build infrastructure and provide foundational support to community-based, collaborative initiatives as well as universities, and to enrich reference points to the geographies within Asia and beyond. The content of the Mobile Library collection will be used as a point of departure, from which discursive and educational programmes will take place throughout the project.
About Asia Art Archive
Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website (www.aaa.org.hk) and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research and educational programmes.
About Susanna Chung
Initiated the Learning and Participation Department at Asia Art Archive in 2007, Susanna Chung has worked extensively to raise public awareness of contemporary art and lead the cultural learning strategies, projects and partnerships in Hong Kong and across Asia. She has initiated and led the Mobile Library projects in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal.
Susanna has participated as a speaker and a moderator in a number of art
education forums, including Worlds Together, a conference organised by the Tate Modern, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the British Museum (London, 2012); March Meeting: Education, Engagement and Participation organised by Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, 2016); the 35th World Congress of the International Society of Education through Art (Seoul, 2017); and Creating Stories: Learning Tools for New Knowledge and the Museum, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art International Symposium (Seoul, 2020). In 2016, Susanna was selected as the International Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme (2016/17) in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, she was awarded the Starr Foundation Fellowship (2010/11) by the Asian Cultural Council to research audience development and education programmes at various art institutions across the United States. Chung is serving as an advisory board member of the Core Curriculum and General Education of the Lingnan University, Hong Kong.