AAA is committed to creating a collection that belongs to the public. To inspire engagement in contemporary art and reflect the concerns of the local community, the Archive presents programmes that reach out to new audiences in unexpected ways, inviting participation, discussion, and creativity.
AAA does not consider its work to be a singular effort and is committed to working with artists as creative educational partners as well as other local, regional and international organisations that share its vision to reach out to new audiences.
Once a year, AAA organises ‘Open Weekend’ to welcome a diversity of audiences throughout the two days with special events such as tours, talks, hands-on workshops, screenings, live performances, and reading groups.
The Mobile library is an outreach project bringing a selection of material from AAA’s collection to different parts of Hong Kong and different cities in Asia, in an effort to offset the limitation of its physical location.
2012 Open Edit: Mobile Library, in collaboration with Raking Leaves in Sri Lanka
In 2008-2009, AAA organised a series of community programmes that asked people from different levels of the community to describe their ideal museums as an exercise in rethinking the role of the museum in the contemporary world.