Thames & Hudson forms 'major partnership' with Hong Kong museum

Thames & Hudson forms 'major partnership' with Hong Kong museum

Thames & Hudson is working with the new M+ museum in Hong Kong as part of a "major publishing partnership".

The launch list will include a publication devoted to Hong Kong’s distinctive visual culture, another highlighting selected works from the M+ collections and a book devoted to the making of the museum itself.

In a press statement, the two companies said: "Working together, Thames & Hudson’s team of editors, designers and production specialists and M+’s curators and publication team will foster the expression of a broad spectrum of interests, representing the manifold facets of visual culture."

The museum, loctaced in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, is due to open on 12th November and will be dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. It will be one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world.

Suhanya Raffel, museum director, M+, said: "We are creating a new kind of museum, one that reflects our time and place and builds on Hong Kong’s unique, historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s 21st century. With their strong network and renowned expertise, Thames & Hudson will help expand the dialogue we are constructing with audiences around the world."

Lucas Dietrich, Thames & Hudson’s international editorial director, added: "As we emerge from a period of uncertainty, we are even more confident that a museum like M+ will act as a beacon for new thinking, appreciation, and understanding in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. We believe passionately in the importance of cultural engagement and the role of the book in supporting and disseminating knowledge, perception, and values."