AAA’s Learning & Participation programme was established in 2007 to expand the possibilities for public interaction with the Archive. By using its unique collection as a platform for ’archive education’, AAA hopes to redefine the ways audiences might learn about contemporary art and enrich the way global art history is perceived and defined.
AAA is not an educational institution, and neither does it intend to educate audiences or change Hong Kong’s educational curriculum; the Archive is instead interested in providing an alternative, participatory, free-thinking platform for learning about art alongside the mainstream curriculum. Responding to the regional lack of resource material for learning about contemporary art, AAA offers accessible programmes and learning resources derived from its collection of materials for educators, youth and young adults, and other members in the community—beyond professionals in the field. At the same time, AAA provides opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, art professionals, and the material in the collection, allowing students, teachers, and other community members to make their own meaningful connections.
AAA is a local organisation with a regional and international perspective. The Archive’s long-term goal is not only to become the definitive arts resource and library for the Hong Kong public, but also to grow and strengthen local and grassroots networks. At the same time, AAA reaches out to new audiences beyond Hong Kong to increase the possibilities of learning through contemporary art.
“Through artist’s sharing and exchange programmes, I have learning the importance of the creative process. Art requires courage and bravery from the choosing of material to the finished artwork.”Yin Li, Student, Ling Liang Church E. Wun Secondary School
“AAA is a comfortable place where I can conduct research to create teaching materials, especially on the artists of China and Hong Kong. Nowhere else in Hong Kong does there exist an institution open to the public with such a rich collection of of material about Asian art.”Ricky Yeung, Visual Arts Teacher, Fanling Lutheran Secondary School
“AAA's youth group, PageNEXT, really made an impression on me; I've never been part of such a fresh, young, energetic art community before.”Sam Wong, Student, Jockey Club Ti-I College