SMALL SMALL WORLD PANORAMA (until 1st January 2025)

The HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART latest exhibition, "Small Small World Panorama" runs from 2nd February 2024 until 1st January 2025. The exhibition challenges the audiences' traditional impression about a museum gallery by turning it into a carnival-like space. The exhibition incorporates interactive installations and art accessibility facilities to engage visitors of different backgrounds and abilities to explore the museum through seeing, hearing and touching.
The museum offers a world of contrasts in art. Diversity in art is the point of departure of the "Small Small World Panorama". Understanding the collections of the museum from the angle of daily experiences and biodiversity in nature, 60 students, coming from Pat Heung Central Primary School, Bui O Public School and Ebenezer School, who joined workshops organised by the museum earlier, demonstrated their creativity by crafting buddies for their selected artworks from the collections. Together with a group of multidisciplinary artists, the students co-created an interactive exhibition with movable installations to encourage visitors to search for diversity and coexistence in art and life through games.
Visitors can ride on a monorail to visit the buddies in the Hush Forest, explore different exhibits in other galleries at the museum following the hints in the fruit trees and have the opportunity to redeem a small gift by taking photos. They can also learn more about the students' source of inspiration and the creation process through the videos in the gallery.

The exhibition incorporates interactive installations and art accessibility facilities to engage visitors of different backgrounds and abilities to explore the museum through seeing, hearing and touching

This exhibition specially provides accessibility facilities such as a tactile map, a braille and tactile guide book, simple words, audio descriptions and wheelchair-friendly access with a view to expanding the range of sensory experiences and enabling visitors from diverse cultural backgrounds, of different ages and with different abilities to explore the treasures of the museum through the lens of diversity.
The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The school workshops co-creation partner is Make A Difference Institute (MaD). Stephanie Cheung is the curatorial partner while Kingsley Ng is in charge of the exhibition design. Beyond Vision International is the consultant of the tactile booklet design and accessibility. The exhibition is being held at the Attic on the fifth floor of the museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. 

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INFINITE CREATIVITY IN ART (until 16th March 2024)

The "Infinite Creativity in Art" Exhibition, jointly organised by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the Social Welfare Department, the Arts Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities (the Arts Fund) and Sun Museum runs from 12th January to 16th March at the SUN MUSEUM in Kwun Tong.

The exhibition showcases art pieces created by persons with disabilities to promote public understanding of their artistic potential and talent. While admiring the art pieces, members of the public may feel the creative journey of persons with disabilities and understand how they overcome the challenges all the way. The public may also gain a better understanding of how persons with disabilities unleash their artistic talent with their unique perspectives and presentation skills.

To promote the artistic development of persons with disabilities and foster their artistic attainments, the Social Welfare Department set up the Arts Fund in March 2019 to provide funding to eligible organisations to organise various types of arts projects for persons with disabilities, and provide professional arts tutors, related materials and technical support services so that continuous training can be offered to those with potential. Up till now, the Arts Fund has approved a total grant of over $57 million, funding 95 projects in 64 service units. As the first exhibition under the Arts Fund which showcases the artworks created by persons with disabilities to the public, the exhibition aims to promote public understanding and recognition of the artistic potential of persons with disabilities and foster disability inclusion using art as a catalyst.

The exhibition showcases about 200 art pieces created by persons with disabilities, including about 140 paintings and about 60 handicrafts. The forms of the artworks are diverse, which cover not only paintings, such as ink painting, watercolour, pastel and oil painting, but also handicrafts, such as ceramics, tie-dyeing, mosaic and fabric products. Some of the art pieces are created by groups to show team spirit.

Art pieces at the exhibition.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Sun Museum is located at 4/F, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon. The opening hours of the museum are from 10am to 6pm from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays).

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TIMELESS DIVA: ANITA MUI (until 2nd September 2024)

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of superstar Anita Mui HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM is presenting the exhibition "Timeless Diva: Anita Mui" from 24th December 2023 until 2nd September 2024. The exhibition showcases 70 sets of exhibits in relation to Mui including record covers, stage costumes, movie posters and film stills, and pop culture products such as collectable cards and TV magazines. Admission to the exhibition is free. Visitors can reminisce about the superstar's extraordinary achievements in music and film as well as review her significant contributions to the development of Hong Kong's pop culture. The museum extends special thanks to a close friend of Mui and prominent fashion and image designer, Mr Eddie Lau, for his generous donation of 20 sets of exhibits including eight stage costumes worn by Mui in different periods, which were donated in the early years, as well as the recently donated trophies and an autographed vinyl record by Mui.

Anita Mui led the development of local pop music and film to new heights as a superstar and a classic icon of Hong Kong's pop culture. The exhibition enables visitors to revisit Mui's ever-changing onstage roles, while looking back at her extraordinary artistic achievements in the music and film industry, and brilliant contributions to Hong Kong's pop culture.

Mui (1963-2003) made her debut at a singing contest in 1982. With her unique voice and solid singing skills, she found a place deep in people's hearts. Her unconventional music style and versatile image not only made her a spotlight of Hong Kong's music scene, but also took Cantopop to new heights and set a new benchmark for concerts. On the silver screen, she played one classic character after another with her unique personal charm and sophisticated acting skills. She had acted in a number of thrilling movies. Among them, the movie "Rogue" (1988) earned her "Best Actress" honours at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Golden Horse Awards and Asia-Pacific Film Festival, and was a major part of the heyday of Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s and 1990s. Having become a living legend, Mui was always a shining icon of Hong Kong's pop culture on the international stage. Time certainly flies, but the trendsetting "Ever-changing Diva" continues to influence people across the generations with her timeless works.

Highlight exhibits include the trophy Mui won for the TBS Award of The 12th Tokyo Music Festival, which is on display for the first time; the trophy for the Timeless Artistic Achievement Award of The 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards; an autographed vinyl record of "Fair Lady" by Mui; stage costume worn by Mui for the role of "Evil Girl" at "Anita Mui in Concert" in 1987-1988; the extravagant evening gown she wore at the grand finale of the last show of "Anita Mui Fantasy Gig" in 2002, and a series of movie posters and a black-and-white sketches of "Rouge". Videos of Mui's ever-changing personas in music and movies and radio interviews in the 1980s and 1990s are also featured at the exhibition, through which visitors can learn more about stories and achievements of this superstar.

Autographed vinyl record of "Fair Lady" by Anita Mui

December 30th would be the 60th birthday of Mui. The museum is specially arranging a movie screening of "Rouge" at 11am at the Theatre on 1/F, and a thematic talk at 3pm on the day. To complement the exhibition, a series of talks as well as busking performances will be organised by the museum between January and May 2024. Meanwhile, a vintage bus with special design of Mui will be parked and stationed at the car park of the museum for visitors to take photos on 30th and 31st December and on 1st, 13th and 14th January 2024.

The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. The opening hours of the museum will be specially extended to 7pm on 24th December.

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The exhibition is one of the programmes organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and aims to tie in with the Government's new initiatives in promoting Hong Kong pop culture through a wide range of activities, ranging from pop concerts and performances to thematic exhibitions, film screenings, outdoor and outreach activities, showcasing Hong Kong's unique cultural creativity and vibrancy. For more information on upcoming events on Hong Kong pop culture see;




The Dr SUN YAT-SEN MUSEUM has launched a new special exhibition, "Learning through play: Old textbooks, toys and games", running from 22nd December 2023 until 31st March 2024. The exhibition makes use of multimedia with interactive elements and an immersive area to introduce the development of textbooks on the Mainland and in Hong Kong from the early to mid-20th century and explore the importance of children's play in teaching.
Before the middle of the 19th century, textbooks intended to provide enlightenment and books used to prepare for imperial examinations are two main types of teaching materials on the Mainland. Other common reading materials included biographies; poetry compilations; texts on the rhyme, rhythm and form of classical Chinese poetry; and books written specifically for the education of girls. The publication of new textbooks in modern China developed rapidly in the early 20th century. These textbooks were not only used in local primary and secondary schools, but also in overseas Chinese communities, especially in Southeast Asia. Games and toys are a perfect complement to textbooks, as they help inspire creativity and promote physical and mental development of children.
The exhibition showcases more than 60 sets of Chinese textbooks, games and toys that were produced on the Mainland and in Hong Kong from the early to mid-20th century. Highlight exhibits include a Xunmeng Sanzijing ("Three character classic for early learners") printed by Pak Lei Bookstore of Hong Kong in the 1930s, a Xin Tongzi Chidu ("New letter writing for children") printed by Shanghai Guangyi Bookstore in 1932, a Shu-style Chinese typewriter from the early 20th century and shuttlecocks which were popular in the past.
In addition to the precious exhibits, visitors can obtain more information about the games and toys in the early 20th century by scanning the QR codes in the gallery. They can also experience the environment of a rooftop primary school in the 1950s at the immersive area of the gallery.

Visitors can experience the environment of a rooftop primary school in the 1950s in the immersive area of the gallery

Admission is free.

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OIL STREET ART SPACE (Oi) has launched two exhibitions, "Vita in Movimento" and "The Digital Cuboid: Virtual Realm", which run from 16th December 2023 until 18th February 2024. These exhibitions feature remarkable artworks created by architects and multimedia artists, which enable visitors to appreciate the interplay of light, shadows and colours of Hong Kong's city and natural landscape and experience the visual impact of naked-eye 3D animation, allowing them to enjoy two distinct art experiences.       

The exhibition "VITA IN MOVIMENTO" showcases nearly 100 watercolour paintings and photography works created by three influential Hong Kong architects, Vincent Ng, Jeff Tung and William Tseng. The works focus on Hong Kong's natural landscape, old and new buildings, as well as snapshots of people's daily lives. Drawing from their architectural expertise and sensibilities, the trio leads viewers to explore new perspectives for appreciating the city and revisit familiar and ordinary objects, presenting the collective memories embedded within the community. This exhibition also presents an outdoor installation by young architectural designer Tiffanie Tseng. The designer merges close-ups and colours of some of the exhibits of "Vita in Movimento" into the installation so that visitors can experience a harmonious interplay of colours of fiery oranges, soothing ambers, serene greens, blues, light and shadows, which symbolises the interconnectedness of life, art, nature and the urban landscape. The exhibition will also include a series of workshops and sharing sessions to arouse public interest in watercolour and photography.

Vincent Ng's artwork, "0430 X Chun Yeung Street"

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In the exhibition "THE DIGITAL CUBOID: VIRTUAL REALM", media artist Ng Tsz-kwan, as the exhibition's Creative Technologist, led four art groups to create four sets of digital artworks respectively. While the "Emotional System" created by Axis Studio allows the audience to experience a transformative moment and share a sense of resonance by visually depicting the cyclical system that impacts emotional well-being and drive, the CT.LAB's artwork "MPU‧Continents" invites the audience to participate and explore the potential application of artificial intelligence in understanding personal emotions. "Pearl" by Nine Monkeys Workshop applies the animation of the Sabah Grouper as a metaphor for people who survive to meet societal expectations. The animation "Beyond the Noosphere" presented by Zheng Mahler, which breathes life into visual depictions of geological, biological, and cultural histories, and invite the audience to reflect upon the intricate connections between nature, humanity and the relentless passage of time, by using animation techniques and artificial intelligence tools. These digital artworks brilliantly combine art and technology, resulting in a profound impact on the viewers' visual perception through presenting on a large high-definition screen.


Zheng Mahler's artwork "Beyond the Noosphere"

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The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by Oi!.

Oil Street Art Space (Oi) is located at 12 Oil Street, North Point. Admission is free. "Vita in Movimento" is on display at Oi! Glassie G/F and Oi! Garden, while "The Digital Cuboid: Virtual Realm" is on display at Oi! Deck.




HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM’s special exhibition, "Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination" opens on 15th December 2023 and runs until 29th May 2024 allowing members of the public to explore different themes of science fiction. Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the exhibition is a roving exhibition developed by the Science Museum, London. Hong Kong is the first stop of this worldwide tour.
The growing popularity of science fiction can spark young people's interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) and inspire them to pursue careers in science and technology, thereby contributing to the country's strategic development and the growth of Hong Kong's innovation and technology ecosystem. The exhibition uncovers fascinating connections between significant scientific innovations and celebrated science fiction works. The exhibits interweave science, arts, movies and literature, appealing not just to science fans but also movie buffs as well as art and literature lovers. 
The exhibition is comprised of six immersive zones, namely "Shuttle and Cargo Bay", "Exploration Deck", "Bio Lab", "Planet Mission", "Visualisation Deck" and "Observation Deck". The zones explore respectively significant themes within science fiction, including space exploration, cyborgs, and future habitats through iconic exhibits featuring a variety of science fiction including films, literature and arts. Visitors may get the impression they have entered an interactive science fiction story which takes them beyond classical space travel to different themes of science fiction. The exhibition will inspire visitors to reflect on the societal implications of advancing technology as well as the opportunities and challenges they are facing today and tomorrow.
Highlight exhibits include a screen-used NS-5 robot from "I, Robot", a rare replica (one of the 12 in the world) of Xenomorph from the Alien made from the original casts held by the designer, a replica of U.S.S. Enterprise from "Star Trek" signed by the actors, a replica of Dalek from the long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who", a replica of Darth Vader Helmet from "Star Wars: A New Hope" and a replica of Mark III Armour from "Iron Man".

The technologically advanced creature, Dalek, from TV series "Doctor Who" (replica)
Apart from the collection of the Science Museum, London, the exhibition also includes many interactive elements developed by the Hong Kong Science Museum. A mural created by local artist Vivian Ho is on display, showcasing the intersection of science fiction and technological advancement together with animation. Visitors can also join a game by scanning QR codes at the exhibition gallery with their mobile devices and following instructions to collect gemstones for a reward of specially designed mobile wallpapers by the artist.
The museum is also launching a series of programmes to tie in with the exhibition. They include the museum's collaboration with the Hong Kong Public Libraries on the selection of various science fiction books at the exhibition, and the collaboration with the Film Programmes Office to offer free screening and post-screening talks under the programme "the !magine Fest" from December 2023 to January 2024. Audiences can revisit the two classic movies, "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956). For more information of the event see;

Additionally, the Research Grants Council will present four lectures on 16th December and 20th January 2024 to introduce the latest research results of local higher education institutions on artificial intelligence and robotics.
The exhibition takes place at the special exhibition hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East.

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Co-organised by the Development Bureau (DEVB), the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the exhibition "Under the Same Roof: Origin and Art of Lingnan Traditional Architecture" runs from 12th December 2023 until 2nd June 2024 at HONG KONG HERITAGE DISCOVERY CENTRE. It is the first exhibition jointly curated by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Exchange and Collaboration on Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Amongst the Greater Bay Area last year.

The exhibition showcases the history and features of Lingnan traditional architecture, as well as the culture and traditions of the Lingnan region and the Central Plains, which share the same origin. Featuring 170 painstakingly selected invaluable items/sets of exhibits from Guangdong, Macao and Hong Kong, the exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to appreciate the distinctive features of Lingnan traditional architecture from a close distance. Most of the exhibits are displayed in Hong Kong for the first time. Highlight exhibits include the Panyu shrine, a grade-one national treasure from the Guangdong Museum of Folk Arts; the earliest discovered green-glazed barrel tile and board tile from the Nanyue King Museum; cased coloured glass windows and woven bamboo architectural decorative components from the Macao Museum; a carved red sandstone column base of the Chenghua reign of the Ming dynasty unearthed in Hong Kong; traditional building components on loan from various clans, temples and private organisations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is located in  Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Admission is free.

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CHINA MANNED SPACE EXHIBITION (extended to 1st April 2024)

Jointly presented by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the China Manned Space agency and organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the China Manned Space Exhibition is being staged at the HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM and the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY from 1st December 2023 to 18th February 2024 (since extended to 1st April 2024) with free admission.
The exhibition gives a comprehensive and systematic account of the thirty-year journey of China's manned space development. It is hoped that the exhibition will arouse the interest of Hong Kong people, especially that of the younger generation, in space science, and inspire them to pursue their space dream through building a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of innovation and technology. China is recruiting the fourth batch of astronauts where Hong Kong candidates have entered the final round of the payload specialists recruitment.

The exhibition is divided into two zones, which will be staged respectively at the ScienceMuseum and HistoryMuseum. About 30 groups of exhibits are on display. The exhibition area at the 1/F Main Lobby of the History Museum centres around the history of China's manned space development, providing visitors with an insightful look into the extraordinary thirty-year journey towards the goal. The exhibition area at the 2/F Exhibition Hall of the ScienceMuseum displays remarkable engineering achievements and exciting prospects for future development. Highlighted exhibits include the Shenzhou spacecraft return capsule, a intravehicular space suit, a model of the space station, various carrier rocket models such as Long March-2F, Long March-7, Long March-5B, and models of the new-generation manned spacecraft and lunar lander.

Photo shows the return capsule of Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft and the Long March-2F carrier rocket 1:15 model
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The opening hours of the History Museum will be specially adjusted during the exhibition period to align with those of the Science Museum. Details are as follows*:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am - 7pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10am - 9pm
Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year
Closed at 5pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
31st December 2023: closed at 9pm

* to echo the Night Vibes Hong Kong campaign to promote night activities, the two museums will extend opening hours to 10pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except 24th and 31st December) until 1st January 2024.




The HONG KONG PALACE MUSEUM has launched a special exhibition “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London”, running from 22nd November 2023 until 11th April 2024 featuring 52 masterpieces from the National Gallery. The Hong Kong Palace Museum and the National Gallery, London teams have worked closely together to perform condition checks and install the newly arrived paintings in Gallery 9 of the Museum.

The first eight precious paintings unveiled at the Museum are: Long Grass with Butterflies (1890) by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), as well as masterpieces in the exhibition’s “Sacred Images” section– Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius (about 1500) by Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510); The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (“The Garvagh Madonna”, about 1510–1511) by Raphael (1483–1520); The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Four Angels (about 1506–1509) by Quinten Massys (1465 or 1466–1530); The Virgin in Prayer (1640–1650) by Sassoferrato (1609–1685); Saint Mary Magdalene (1634–1635) by Guido Reni (1575–1642); Virgin and Child (probably 1480–1490) by Giovanni Bellini (about 1435–1516); and Saint Jerome in His Study (about 1475) by Antonello da Messina (active 1456; died 1479). The exhibition is co-organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the National Gallery, London, with AIA Hong Kong & Macau as the Lead Sponsor and Centurion from American Express as the Major Sponsor. This exhibition is one of the events receiving funding support from the Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund (Mega ACE Fund), a fund newly launched by the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the HKSAR Government in 2023 to support international and large-scale arts and cultural events in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is the first cultural institution in Hong Kong to partner with the National Gallery, London; and the special exhibition will be the first time the Gallery’s prestigious painting collection are showcased in Hong Kong. The exhibition in Hong Kong follows successful runs at the Shanghai Museum and the National Museum of Korea earlier this year. Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, London, made his inaugural visit to Hong Kong to officiate at the opening ceremony for the new exhibition on 21 November 2023. The exhibition offers audiences a concise history of Western European art as uniquely told by the Gallery’s collection. These masterpieces, painted over the course of more than four centuries, from 15th to the early 20th centuries, represent the significant turning points in the history of Western art, from Renaissance to impressionism and post-impressionism. Works by some of the world’s most celebrated artists, including Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya, Turner, Constable, Monet, and Van Gogh, will be on view.

Tickets for this special exhibition, priced at HK$150 for adults and HK$75 for visitors eligible for concessions*, include access to thematic exhibitions in Galleries 1 to 7.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum’s special exhibition “Gazing at Sanxingdui: New Archaeological Discoveries in Sichuan" is on display in Gallery 8 until 8th January 2024. A special combo ticket, priced at HK$240 for adults and HK$120 for visitors eligible for concessions*, will be available to visitors who wish to visit both special exhibitions—“Gazing at Sanxingdui” in Gallery 8 and “Masterpieces from the National Gallery” in Gallery 9 on the same day, in addition to all thematic exhibitions (featuring treasures from the Palace Museum and other collections) in Galleries 1 to 7. Please refer to the Museum’s website for more information.

*Concessions are available to children aged 7 to 11, full-time students, seniors aged 60 and above, persons with disabilities (with one companion), and CSSA recipients.

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"The Reflection - Art & Design of Hon Bing-wah" exhibition is being staged from 15th November 2023 until 15th April 2024 at the HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM featuring over a hundred selected works and sketches created by renowned local designer and artist Professor Hon Bing-wah since the 1970s, so that members of the public can learn more about the artistic journey of this master and pioneer of local design.

Professor Hon is committed to promoting the development of the design industry until of Hong Kong and the Mainland as well as the combining of the Western and Eastern elements as well as the use of elements of the Chinese traditions and local culture. Professor Hon has been active in artistic creation since he joined the design industry in the 1970s. In addition to commercial design, he has also actively engaged in different types of public and charity design projects and made significant contributions to public services and culture promotion. Through Professor Hon's designs, drawings, sculptures and public art works displayed in this exhibition, visitors can observe Professor Hon's passion for the Chinese culture and appreciate his diverse forms of art and design combining the East and West, and old and new elements.

Professor Hon is a renowned local designer and artist who is a visionary pioneer in promoting the seamless integration of Eastern and Western elements, by integrating the Western design concept with Chinese traditions and local culture. His works, ranging from graphic to three-dimensional displays, embody humanistic ideas and reflect his concern for the community. Apart from commercial design, he took part in the modification and finalisation of the design of the Regional Flag and Regional Emblem of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and designed logos for numerous public, charity and cultural institutions.

Model of "Transformation", a piece of public art installed in the Sculpture Walk, Kowloon Park

Highlight exhibits include art installation "Bauhinia", poster designs "Cultural Value Redeeming Culture" and "Peace - Kiss or Kill", logo designs for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, embroidery pattern design "Dragon", and a model of "Transformation", a piece of public art installed in the Sculpture Walk, Kowloon.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. For further details see;



CINDERELLA AND HER QIPAO (until 5th May 2024)

The HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE is staging the "Cinderella and Her Qipao" exhibition at the Exhibition Hall of the Archive from 3rd November 2023  until 5th May 2024, displaying 31 pieces of qipao costume in films from the 1950s to the 1990s to showcase the fashion trends in films of different eras. This exhibition is one of the programmes of the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023.
Movie stories are often fictional but costumes help make the characters real. They also reflect a fashion trend. The exhibition is divided into two sections, "The Fashion Show" and "Recreating the Past", according to different time periods the films are set in, from the Republican era to the present day. Visitors can savour the beauty and style of iconic actresses while contemplating the contributions of costumes to the narrative and artistic aspects, and learning how costume designers constructed the image of actresses and characters through the application of different patterns of the fabric.
The qipao dresses in the exhibition were worn by iconic actresses in various films, including Li Lihua in "Red Rose" (1952), Luo Lan in "Modern Red Chamber Dream" (1952), Hsia Moon in "Tales of the City" (1954), Betty Loh Ti in "Malayan Affair" (1960), Linda Lin Dai in "The Blue and the Black" (1966), Brigitte Lin in "Red Dust" (1990) and Maggie Cheung in "Center Stage" (1992). In addition, related film clips and film stills will be displayed at the exhibition, allowing visitors to have a better understanding of qipao costumes.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For further details see;

The first Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival was launched in April 2023, aiming to showcase Hong Kong's unique cultural creativity and vibrancy through exhibitions, film screenings and pop concerts. For more information on other fascinating programmes of the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival see;




"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Titian and the Venetian Renaissance from the Uffizi" exhibition is being staged at the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART from 3rd November 2023 until 28th February 2024. Showcasing prestigious collections from the world-renowned Uffizi Galleries in Italy, the exhibition enables visitors to explore the classical works of Titian, who was one of the most important artists in the history of Western art, and those from Venetian School masters from the same period of Titian. This is the first large-scale exhibition of Titian and the Venetian School of painting in Hong Kong. All the 50 exhibits, characterised by their use of rich colours and profound depiction of human emotions, are displayed in Hong Kong for the first time, with many having never been exhibited in Asia before.

Venice during the Renaissance was an important trading and cultural hub. The affluent setting and unique cultural atmosphere of this city of water nurtured the Venetian School of painters, who were renowned for the use of rich colours and the profound depiction of human emotions. Titian was one of the most important artists of that time, and was highly sought after not only in Venice but across Europe. Titian excels at representing the most intense facets of human sentiment - love, desire, power and spirituality - in an extraordinary way, which made him not only a model for his contemporaries, but his works also profoundly influenced European art, even in the centuries to follow.

The exhibition features 50 precious works by Titian and Venetian artists of the same period such as Giorgione, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese and more. The content of the works includes portraits and works of biblical and mythological subjects, enabling the audience to be immersed in the artistic world of the Venetian School of painting. Highlight exhibits include Titian's "Flora", "Venus and Cupid with a Dog and a Partridge", "Portrait of Tommaso Mosti" and "Madonna of Mercy"; Giorgione's "Moses Undergoing Trial by Fire", Tintoretto's "Venus, Cupid and Vulcan" and Veronese's "Baptism of Christ".

Giorgione's "Moses Undergoing Trial by Fire" 

In addition, the museum has invited local artists Leung Chi Wo and Chan Kwan-lok to draw inspiration from the Venetian School of painting and create their artworks, initiating an artistic dialogue spanning the centuries with 16th century Italian Renaissance masters through the unique perspectives of 21st century Hong Kong artists. 

The site-specific art installation, "Tears of Tempo" created by visual artist Leung, allows viewers to explore the subtle yet delicate marks of time. Leung collected vintage Venetian glass lamps which have been used at various homes and places in Italy from the 19th and 20th centuries. The flickering light reflected on the vintage Venetian glass, together with the sound track recorded by the artist in Venice in September this year of waves hitting the docks of Murano, represent a transcendental meeting across time and geography.

Inspired by the fusion of the divine and the human in the Venetian School of painting, artist Chan employs traditional ink techniques to personify natural elements such as the sun, moon, stars, mountains, rivers, trees, and rocks, infusing them with vitality. Through the portrayal of emotions and experiences, he aims to establish a profound connection with nature, bringing it closer to human senses. Through 13 gongbi paintings in his ink art installation, "The Connection with Nature", viewers will be immersed in the profound artistic emotions from both past and present, uncovering the inherent depth and meaning within.

The exhibition is located at the Special Gallery on the second floor of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. The exhibition is solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, presented by the LCSD and the MiC - Italian Ministry of Culture, and jointly organised by the HKMoA and the Uffizi Galleries. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, the exhibition is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong and is a programme of ITALIA on STAGE.

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HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM has launched a new free special exhibition, "Black Hole: the Information Barrier", leading visitors to explore the enigma of a black hole. The exhibition runs from 25th November 2023 until 27th May 2024.
The idea of black holes was first proposed by scientists over 200 years ago, suggesting that the gravitational field of these cosmic behemoths was so intense that not even light could escape. Nevertheless a consensus on their existence was never reached until after decades of research, when scientists finally found concrete evidence confirming the existence of the cosmic voids. To scientists' amazement, black holes are not only crucial to the evolution of the universe but also hold the key to decipher its deepest mysteries.
Spanning across seven different zones, the exhibition unfolds the history of black hole research, unravel the intricate anatomy of black holes as well as their intriguing births and deaths. Visitors can also gain insight into the latest black hole research being conducted through the work of local scholars.
Through a series of interesting interactive exhibits, the exhibition enables visitors to have a simulated experience of plunging into a black hole, hear haunting sounds converted from gravitational waves created by black holes, uncover the technology of producing black hole images through 3D puzzles, and learn the scientific principles underpinning the detection of gravitational waves. Additionally, the exhibition will delve into the mind-boggling black hole information paradox and provoke thoughts regarding the potential utilisation of black holes as a new resource.

The 3D puzzles at the exhibition introduce the technology of producing black hole images
The free exhibition is staged in the foyer of the museum, located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Astronomy film shows and lecture related to black holes will also be held by the Hong Kong Space Museum. For further details of the exhibition and programmes see;



YESTERDAY’S VACATION IN HK (until September 2024)

The PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE of the Government Records Service has launched its annual thematic exhibition "Yesterday's Vacation in HK", which takes visitors on a journey through Hong Kong's past. The exhibition runs from 15th September 2023 until September 2024.

Featuring a selection of tourism-related archival holdings from the 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition unveils visitors' diverse experiences in the city and a variety of tourist attractions under four themes, namely "Sight and Scenes", "Shopping Paradise", "Paradise for Foodies", and "Happenings in the City". Do you still remember how the original Peak Tower - one of the distinctive landmarks in Hong Kong - looked like before its redevelopment? How did the Sung Dynasty Village and the Haw Par Mansion demonstrate Chinese traditional culture and characteristics? In addition to the sightseeing spots in urban areas, the information for visitors at that time also recommended various attractions beyond the city's hustle and bustle, such as the New Territories and the outlying islands, to visitors craving a relaxing holiday.

The exhibition also sheds light on different facets of lives in old Hong Kong. Shopping malls began to emerge in Hong Kong in the 1960s, which allowed visitors to shop at modern and glamorous shopping arcades apart from treasure hunting at street-level shops and traditional markets. Sampans at the typhoon shelters, floating restaurants, dai pai dongs (on-street cooked food stalls), and Chinese restaurants are the common food memories of both locals and visitors of Hong Kong. A wide range of events, including the Dragon Boat Festival races and the Festival of Asian Arts, were windows for visitors to experience the city's unique blend of traditional and modern elements. The "Yesterday's Vacation in HK" exhibition provides an entry point to rediscover Hong Kong's distinctiveness through the lens of visitors.

In the 1960s, shopping malls began to emerge in Hong Kong. Modern and glamourous shopping arcades provided visitors with convenience and endless choices. Apart from big shopping complexes, visitors would also treasure hunt at street-level shops and traditional markets.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Exhibition Hall where a selection of over 70 archival holdings is on view. A thematic backdrop near the entrance of the Exhibition Hall offers a photogenic spot for visitors to begin their exhibition journey. An "Exhibition Pass" booklet is also available on-site. The exhibition opens from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5.45pm (except for public holidays), in the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon. Admission is free.

Members of the public can find more precious archival images by browsing the online exhibition;



EXTINCTION – RESILIENCE (from 15th September 2023 until further notice)

"Extinction·Resilience" is the inaugural exhibition of HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM's new and permanent exhibition gallery, "Palaeontology Gallery". The exhibition presents the challenges and evolution that life has gone through since the Ediacaran Period 635 million years ago.

The exhibition is divided into six zones to introduce five major mass extinction events that occurred in the Earth's long geological history. The exhibition features over 100 sets of precious animal and plant fossils of different periods. Valuable exhibits include a woolly mammoth fossil more than 3 metres tall from the Quaternary ice ages; the most complete Deinonychus fossil to date; 1:1 fossil replicas of prehistoric marine predator fish species Xiphactinus, Megalodon and Dunkleosteus; and fossilised Dryobalanoxylon wood specimens that were formed in Indonesia 2 to 4 million years ago. The exhibition also showcases lifelike robotic dinosaurs and interesting interactive exhibits featuring knowledge on fossil excavation, prehistoric environment and the evolution of life, etc. It holds an open ending with the depiction of an ongoing risk of the sixth mass extinction that calls for human efforts to boost wildlife conservation and environmental protection.

Woolly mammoth fossil over 3 metres tall. (Collection of National Natural History Museum of China)

The exhibition runs from 15th September 2023 and is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, and supported by the National Natural History Museum of China, the Nina Park of Chinachem Group and Vegasoul Capital Management (Asia) Limited. The Hong Kong Science Museum is located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East.

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OIL STREET ART SPACE (Oi!) has launched two new exhibitions, "DRESS iN TiME" and "Oi! OnSite Exhibition of Artists in Residence - SAD Kitchen: Oi! Guide - A Comfort Food Journey" with the theme of clothing and food respectively to allow visitors to experience the North Point community where Oi! is located and the stories of Hong Kong. The exhibitions run from 1st September 2023 until 7th January 2024.

Fashion designer Toby Crispy responds to today's fast-paced culture through the craft of stitching. She has collected over 130 stitch patterns and stories about Hong Kong from members of the public who participated in the previous project "SLOW STiTCH NOMAD @ Oi!" held in Oi! After reorganisation and compilation, these patterns have been combined with refurbished old clothes to create 15 sets of upcycled garments and art installations for display in the "DRESS iN TiME" exhibition. The exhibition includes elements of moving images and lighting designs to express the flow of time and changes of the city, offering a multi-sensory experience to audiences. A series of interactive workshops would be held to tie in with the exhibition so that audiences can understand the story behind each stitch pattern and learn to share their impressions of the city through stitching, jointly participating in weaving together the collective memories of Hong Kong.

"DRESS iN TiME" shares the city's stories through stitch patterns

"Oi! OnSite Exhibition of Artists in Residence" invited artist Silas Fong this year to turn the Oi! Warehouse into a "kitchen" and invite audiences to explore different kinds of personal emotions and the community's relationship related to food through a site-specific game setting. In "SAD Kitchen: Oi! Guide - A Comfort Food Journey", audiences are encouraged to find the hidden psychological test questions at different corners or on different objects in the "kitchen" and complete the psychological test. Audiences will receive an exclusive "Comfort Food Guide" according to the results. The guide will lead audiences to find comfort food in the North Point community, hoping that food can be used as a means for cultural and social construction and connecting people, places and stories.

Artist Silas Fong invites audiences to find out the hidden psychological test questions at different corners or on different objects in the "kitchen" and complete the psychological test

Oi! is located at 12 Oil Street, North Point. The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by Oi! 

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FLAGSTAFF HOUSE MUSEUM OF TEA WARE is staging an  exhibition "The Art of Living: Stationery and Tea Accessories of the Chinese Literati", featuring nearly 100 sets of stationery items and tea accessories of the Ming and Qing dynasties selected from the collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware to illustrate the passion for antiquity and aesthetics of the Chinese literati. The exhibition runs from 2nd August 2023 until 30th September 2024. Admission is free.
Since the Ming dynasty, Chinese literati had developed an increasingly sophisticated lifestyle with a keen interest in stationery and collectibles to demonstrate their superior taste and socio-economic standing. These items were crafted by skilled artisans employing fine techniques and various materials, and they conveyed a feeling of uniqueness and cultural significance. The exhibition presents artefacts including stationery, collectibles and tea accessories made of materials such as bamboo, jade, stone and purple clay. Through the exhibition, visitors can learn more about the significance of these materials and the objects made from them in the Chinese culture and literati life.
Highlight exhibits include an incense-burner made of bamboo and a jade wrist-rest used in writing carved with bamboo design from the Qing dynasty; a brush washer in lotus shape said to be the work of Chen Mingyuan, a renowned zisha master from the Qing dynasty; a teapot in gourd shape with prunus painted in famille-rose enamel created by calligrapher, painter and seal engraver Qu Yingshao from the Qing dynasty; and a rhinoceros horn cup carved with mantis and butterfly design.
In addition to qin (Chinese zither), chess, calligraphy, painting, reading and meditation, tea appreciation was also popular among the literati. At gatherings, the literati would consume tea and exchange ideas and they were very conscientious about the usage of tea equipment, the environment and the logistics of preparing a tea ceremony. The exhibition will introduce to visitors the basic setup of a Chinese tea ceremony. Visitors can create their own design of tea ceremony through an interactive installation titled "Tea Appreciation Space: My Proposal for Tea Ceremony", to experience the charm of Chinese tea culture and enjoy the elegance of tea appreciation.

Interactive installation titled "Tea Appreciation Space: My Proposal for Tea Ceremony". Visitors can learn about the basic setup of a Chinese tea ceremony and create their own design of tea ceremony, to experience the charm of Chinese tea culture and enjoy the elegance of tea appreciation       

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware is located at 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central (inside Hong Kong Park). For further details of the exhibition and opening hours see;




"Art Personalised: Masterpieces from the Hong Kong Museum of Art" exhibition is being held at the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART from 30th June 2023 until further notice. Featuring nearly 100 artworks of different styles from ancient and modern times from the museum's rich collection, the exhibits are grouped in four personality types for display, offering visitors an interactive and interesting way to appreciate art and enabling them to embark on a personalised aesthetic journey. 

Visitors are encouraged to take a personality test before their visits to find out their personality types. Then, based on the test results, they can enter the four different exhibition zones, namely Adventurer, Perfectionist, Elegance and Fashionista, to appreciate their exclusive artworks on display in line with their personality types. Highlight exhibits include Wu Guanzhong's "Wind from the sea", Lam Yau-sum's "Metal tree", a jar with dragons amid wave design in underglaze blue from the Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty, a tea bowl with hare's fur striations in black glaze, Jianyang ware of Fujian from the Northern Song dynasty, and Zhang Wei's "FountainFan Kuan vs Duchamp". The museum has invited artist Joey Leung to custom-make corresponding hand-painted characters for the selected artworks in the personality test while five exclusive scents are also crafted for different exhibition zones by the Hong Kong brand Scentory, and limited-edition scented stickers will be distributed in the exhibition gallery.

Interactive installation in the "Elegance" exhibition zone
The museum has also invited two Hong Kong artists Angela Yuen and Bovey Lee to create new site-specific art installations with inspiration from the museum collection. Angela Yuen used found objects and turned them into a kinetic art installation "Land Ho!". The interplay of light and shadow creates a dreamy landscape that expresses her feelings towards Hong Kong's diverse culture. Cut paper artist Bovey Lee frequently travels between Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Her artwork "Bird SongFlower Scent" features a large pond with ripples hand-cut by the artist, constructing a world of beauty that blends reality and illusion with the technology of augmented reality, and honouring and promoting Chinese traditional craftsmanship in a contemporary sense. The artwork also reflects her nostalgia for her homeland in a foreign land.
The exhibition is located at The Wing on the first floor and ground floor of the museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon with free admission.

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TRACES OF HUMAN TOUCH (until further notice)

An exhibition, "Traces of Human Touch", organised by the INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OFFICE (ICH Office) under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is open to the public from 19th May 2023 until further notice. The exhibition is located at CLP Pulse, which has been revitalised from a Grade 1 historic building. Ten items of traditional craftsmanship and performing arts which belong to local intangible cultural heritage (are showcased in the exhibition to enhance the understanding by the public of the preservation and transmission of intangible cultural heritage. Despite having no physical form, intangible cultural heritage is an important element for community cohesion. Through oral traditions and practical applications, intangible cultural heritage can be transmitted from generation to generation. Traditional craftsmanship meets the needs of everyday life while performing arts foster a rich and colourful existence. All these give tangible expression to intangible beliefs, etiquettes and customs as well as aesthetic ideas.  
The guest curator of the exhibition "Traces of Human Touch", Stanley Siu, makes use of the exhibits, interactive installations and videos to showcase three sections, namely "Apparel and Footwear", "Ornaments and Decorations" and "Words and Sounds", with 10 intangible cultural heritage items including the Hong Kong cheongsam-making technique, leather shoe-making technique, wooden furniture-crafting technique, patterned band-weaving technique, karat gold jewellery-making technique, jade carving technique, movable-type printing technique, putting up huichun (spring scrolls), seal carving technique and nanyin (southern tunes). Through the display of these ICH items, vitality and creativity as a result of the interactions between master and apprentice are demonstrated.

Video and an interactive game of the intangible cultural heritage item, putting up huichun (spring scrolls)
CLP Pulse is located at 147 Argyle Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon. Admission is free. The exhibition will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm. For further details of the exhibition see the ICH Office website;



A MAN BEYOND ORDINARY: BRUCE LEE (long term exhibition until 2026) 

The "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee" exhibition is being held from 28th November 2021 for five years until 2026 at the HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM to showcase around 400 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia and photos, which will enable visitors to look back at the legend of the internationally famous martial arts superstar.

Bruce Lee (1940–1973) was born Lee Jun-fon. He combined various schools of martial arts to create what is known as Jeet Kune Do, and his martial arts movies became classics. Behind the spotlight, Lee loved his family and enjoyed reading. He expressed his emotions and ideas in letters and other types of writing. Through daily training and reflection, he went beyond his limits and became a legend. Following the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life" exhibition which ran from 2013 to 2020, the museum has collaborated with the Bruce Lee Foundation again to present the exhibition "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee", which features how Lee's perseverance gave birth to the legend that is Bruce Lee through his films, martial arts and life story.

Highlighted exhibits include a baby jacket worn by Lee; a fencing mask he used while studying in Hong Kong; his exam revision notes taken at the University of Washington; his letter to his wife Linda, written while filming "The Big Boss" in Thailand; the first edition of the first book published by him, "Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense"; Jeet Kune Do plaques, and the original set design drawings for the film "Enter the Dragon". Various large-scale lighting exhibits and interactive installations have also been added to the exhibition, including an optical fibre interactive projection installation which displays Lee's martial arts ideas and life philosophy; and an immersive light and sensory installation "Self.Martial Arts.Emptiness", which illustrates Lee's self-actualisation concept.

Classic yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in the film "The Game of Death"

Photos of Bruce Lee with his wife Linda, son Brandon and daughter Shannon

The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and is jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and Hong Kong Heritage Museum and sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited. Due to copyright restrictions no photography and video-recording is permitted in the exhibition gallery.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located a 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories. It is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). The museum is within three minutes walk of Che Kung Temple Station, on MTR Ma On Shan Line.

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