The Preservation of Culture and History through Digital Media


Date: 12 October Tuesday

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm HKT

Venue: DAFA Seminar Area, 1/F Asia Standard Tower

Format: Seminar/Webinar

Speakers: Gary Liu, anothermountainman (Stanley Wong)

Moderator: Sunny Cheung

Language: English

The advent of digital technologies has led to an excess of information and records, prompting a need for archivists, institutions and gatekeepers of culture and history to come up with new solutions to preserve. The expert panel in visual culture and media aims to decipher the meaning of preservation; the role new technologies and collaborations play; as well as the importance of authenticity, agency, and ownership. Navigating through the permanent and impermanent nature of culture, heritage, and history, how do we find meaning in archives, and capture historical moments as well as the associated emotions?


Gary Liu

CEO, South China Morning Post

Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.


Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.


Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.

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anothermountainman (Stanley Wong)

Visual Communicator

Visual communicator, gained international awareness with his ‘redwhiteblue’ series, representing the ‘positive spirit of Hong Kong’ which he presented at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 representing Hong Kong. Established 84000 Communications in 2007, branching out his creative career.

Wong is the recipient of more than 600 local and international awards for his art, design, photography and advertising works. Many of his art works have been exhibited in local and overseas galleries and museums, while collectors include Hong Kong M+ and London V&A Museum. Wong was awarded the Artist of the Year 2011 (Visual Arts) from Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 from Hong Kong Museum of Art. In 2020, He was named DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer.

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Sunny Cheung

Curator, M+

Sunny Cheung is a Curator with over 10 years of exhibitions experience in the contemporary art and design sector with a particular specialism in commissioning, collecting and presenting contemporary Digital Art and Design practices. He is currently Curator, Design and Architecture at M+, the new Museum of Visual Culture which is due to open later this year.

Prior to joining M+, he has held curatorial positions at various institutions including Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Barbican Art Gallery, London and Liverpool Biennial.

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