Following his retirement Capon served as a Visiting Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. Continuing his passion for Asian art, Capon wrote and presented a 3-part ABC TV-China Central Television co-produced documentary entitled Meishu: Travels in Chinese Art and his three-part documentary entitled The Art of Australia was co-produced by the BBC and the ABC and premiered in October 2013. In March 2014 he was appointed the Chair of the board of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art based in Sydney. In August 2013 Capon's successor as Director of the AGNSW, Dr Michael Brand announced the establishment of the Edmund Capon Fellowship to act as an exchange program between the Gallery and galleries in China, saying "Today we not only acknowledge Edmund Capon for his exemplary work in making Asian art an essential part of the Gallery, but through this fellowship we can now work much more closely with colleagues in the major museums of Asia [. . . ] The fellowship will facilitate an exchange of staff between this Gallery and museums in Asia in key areas such as curatorial work, research, conservation, public programs, education and exhibition management, he said. It will build on the legacy of Edmund Capon, who was the first art museum director in Australia with expertise in the field of Asian art. "