IFCU Centenary Digital Exhibition | University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery



On the occasion of the International Federation of Catholic Universities – IFCU Centenary (1924-2024), an international online exhibition is hosted allowing visitors to consult arts and artefacts from the collections of 4 member universities, including the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Macao. 

On the occasion of the International Federation of Catholic Universities – IFCU Centenary (1924-2024), the Federation with the participation of several member universities, is launching an international exhibition hosted on a digital portal allowing you to consult arts and artefacts from the collections of 4 member universities, including the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Macao

For the 5th episode, experience the vibrant world of the University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery, where boundless creativity and thriving innovation take centre stage!

This captivating webinar invites you to embark on a virtual tour of our creative projects, providing a sneak peek into the dynamic happenings at USJ and a glimpse of what’s to come.

Immerse yourself in USJ’s gallery, a haven for contemporary, multidisciplinary exhibitions and installations that ignite the senses and fuel the imagination. Within this creative enclave, USJ has crafted a dynamic learning space that enriches the intellectual life of the USJ and its community and nurtures leadership development among faculty and students. Prepare to explore four captivating categories within our gallery: Heritage and Culture, Heritage and Visual Identity, Art and Fabrication, and Virtual Galleries. Each category offers a unique perspective, showcasing a diverse range of exhibits that blend tradition with innovation. From the captivating display of traditional artefacts to the cutting-edge utilization of digital technology, such as 3D modelling, rendering, printing, laser cutting, and virtual reality, our exhibits push the boundaries of creativity and venture into uncharted territories of art and design.

Join us for an exhilarating webinar journey through these projects, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the vibrant creativity happening at USJ and what exciting innovations lie ahead!


Sandra Olga Ka Man Ng is a senior lecturer at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau, China. Holding a master’s degree in Communication and Media from USJ and finishing a Ph.D. in Global Studies, Sandra’s research focusses on Virtual Reality (VR). Alongside her academic achievements, she has gained extensive experience in Public Relations, Chinese-English translation, digital illustration, and social media communication. Notable among her creative endeavours are VR exhibitions and immersive tours. Sandra is dedicated to mentoring students and contributing to workshops and conferences globally. Her passion for fostering creativity and knowledge exchange is evident in her multifaceted contributions to the intersection of technology, art, and education.

Filipa Martins de Abreu, Ph.D., is an accomplished Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macao, SAR. With a Doctoral Degree in Science and Technology of the Arts (specialisation in Interactive Art) from the Catholic University of Portugal – School of Arts in Porto, a Master’s in Science in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology (MSc) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – School of Design, and a Bachelor’s in Communication Design (Portuguese Licenciatura) from the University of Lisbon – Faculty of Fine Arts, Filipa is a dedicated professional with a passion for education and innovation. Filipa is a distinguished faculty member with expertise in various fields, including interaction design, game design, and interactive technologies. She is also a professor, researcher, and designer, focusing on user-centred design, creativity, and meditation methodologies. Filipa’s research interests include exploring the Visual Identity of Macao through patterns and textures in learning environments. With over 18 years of experience in design, art, and technology, she is a strong figure in the fields of design, education, and research.

Host: Nicolas VERGIER, Partnerships Manager, International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) 


Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 GMT+8