Winnie Tam to become chair of the board of Palace Museum in September
Winnie Tam Wan-chi will replace Executive Councilor Bernard Chan as the chair of the Hong Kong Palace Museum board starting in September, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority confirmed on Wednesday.
The two-year term for the 60-year-old senior counsel will end on August 31, 2024.
Tam, the former chair of Hong Kong Bar Association, has served on the board of West Kowloon since 2016 and has become the chair of the performing arts committee since 2020.
“I am pleased to have Tam joining the HKPM Board at a time when the Hong Kong Palace Museum enters into operation and starts a new chapter,” Henry Tang Ying-yen, chairperson of the board of West Kowloon, said.
“With her passionate commitment to arts and cultural development and comprehensive knowledge … I am confident that HKPM will continue to fulfill the core missions and visions in promoting traditional Chinese art and culture to the world,” Tang added.
Tam, on the other hand, expressed gratitude towards the outgoing chairperson Chan.
“As Chan has taken on the M+ Board Chairmanship in April 2022, I eagerly look forward to continuing working closely with him to realize the vision and mission of M+,” Tam said.
Hong Kong Palace Museum Limited is one of WKCDA’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, and the board membership will take effect starting in September.