Suhanya Raffel, head of M+, says she will not allow interference with the work of its curators when the museum of visual culture opens in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District in 2019. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong’s M+ museum head vows she’ll fight off political interference, amid fallout over secret Palace Museum plan

Suhanya Raffel, in first interview since becoming director of future visual culture museum at West Kowloon arts hub, backs a Hong Kong Palace Museum and says she’ll defend M+ curators’ independence and its global outlook

Topic |   West Kowloon Cultural District

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Suhanya Raffel, head of M+, says she will not allow interference with the work of its curators when the museum of visual culture opens in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District in 2019. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.