CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 



MORE BRILLIANCE, STILL DIFFERENT - THE D & B STORY REDUX (until 12th February 2023) 

Following the "A Different Brilliance - The D & B Story" exhibition in 2020, the HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department "More Brilliance, Still Different - The D & B Story Redux" exhibition runs from 29th July 2022 to 12th February 2023 at the Exhibition Hall of the Archive. The D & B Films Company (D & B) together with Golden Harvest and Cinema City were the film industry's "big three" in the 1980s to the 1990s. The films produced by the D & B covered a wide variety of topics, expanding the scope of Hong Kong movies at that time apart from commercial films. The exhibition utilises people as an entry point to explore D & B's capable production team and their contributions.

Based on oral-history interviews with over 40 members of the D & B production team, the exhibition enables visitors to learn more about the company's operational structure, production policies and its creative environment. The large number of interviewees is unprecedented for Hong Kong Film Archive exhibitions, with big names such as Sammo Hung, John Sham, Michelle Yeoh, Yuen Wo-ping, Sylvia Chang, Richard Ng, Cecilia Yip and Chin Ka-lok. Through the interviewees' memories, visitors can capture D & B's rarely known history. These interview videos are complemented by displays of seldom-seen stills, scripts and award trophies.

In addition, a visual collection of special moments from D & B films has been produced through special video editing and projection techniques to offer audiences an immersive experience in D & B's imaginative fairy tales. Another section of the exhibition features recordings which offer insights into "Passion" (1986) and "An Autumn's Tale" (1987), directed by Sylvia Chang and Mabel Cheung respectively. Based on the scripts donated by the two directors, each line of dialogue is correlated with a behind-the-scene memory, reminiscing on the filming experiences of classic scenes. Moreover, the vintage coin-operated telephone model used by the protagonists in "An Autumn's Tale" is available for photo-taking.

 
Photo shows a video of a D & B performance

To complement the exhibition, the Archive will hold a seminar each month from October to February next year. Speakers include Dr Ng Chun-hung, Ip Kwong-kim, Gordon Chan, Chan Hing-kai, Shu Kei, William Yuen, Sam Ho, Joyce Yang, Poon Hang-sang and Janice Chow. All seminars will be conducted in Cantonese while limited seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

https://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/en_US/web/hkfa/pe-event-2022-e-dnb.html

To give audiences a more comprehensive view of D & B's production, the Archive will screen numerous D & B films from 30th July to 18th December 2022 at the Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema. Tickets are priced at HK$45 each and are available at URBTIX. For credit card telephone bookings call (852) 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes call (852) 2739 2139 or see;

https://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/en_US/web/hkfa/pe-event-2022-dnb.html 

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/devices before being allowed to enter the HKFA for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering the HKFA must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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THE HONG KONG JOCKEY SERIES: THE ROAD TO BAROQUE - MASTERPIECES FROM THE CAPODIMONTE MUSEUM (until 2nd November 2022)

An exhibition featuring a selection of compelling masterpieces by Italian Baroque painters from the valuable collection of the Capodimonte Museum, Italy, "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Road to the Baroque - Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum", runs from 15th July to 2nd November 2022 at the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART, enabling visitors to experience the charm and magnificence of Baroque art from the 17th century.

Originating in Italy, Baroque is another important period in the Western art history after the Renaissance. Characterised by the dramatic contrast of light and dark, exaggerated movement and pronounced figures' facial expressions, historians coined the term "Baroque" to define the 17th century Italian art which focuses on high tension and realistic representations of emotions. Baroque artists were arguably the originators of immersive experiences. Their paintings are compelling and strikingly real, often immersing the audience in the scene.

The Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy, is one of the largest and most famous museums in Italy, with over 1 million attendants per year. The museum is famous for some of the finest collections of Italian paintings in the world. Collaborating with the Hong Kong Museum of Art, this is the Capodimonte Museum's debut exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition features 40 late Renaissance works from northern and central Italy, and Neapolitan Baroque masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum that have never been shown in Hong Kong. These works come from the two major nuclei - the Farnese Collection and the Bourbon Collection of the museum. The showcase includes religion, saints, mythology, still life and landscape paintings of legendary masters, such as Titian, Annibale Carracci and Artemisia Gentileschi, to present the stylistic characteristics and artistic accomplishments of Italian Neapolitan art in the 16th and 17th centuries. This exhibition is also the largest scale Baroque exhibition in Hong Kong in recent years.

To complement the exhibition, the Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research) and the Founding Dean of the School of Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Professor Johnny Poon, designed Baroque music and soundscapes for selected exhibits. These aural elements add a new dimension to art appreciation and help open the door to Baroque art. The museum has also invited three local artists to provide artistic responses with various creative media to the works of the Baroque masters. Their efforts have enriched the exhibition with a Hong Kong perspective, allowing the audience to enjoy an art experience that connects the past and the present.

New media artist Kingsley Ng draws inspiration from the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi's autobiographical painting and juxtaposes Galileo Galilei's laws of the pendulum with dramatic Baroque chiaroscuro to express the impact of modern science on Baroque art. In this immersive space, the audience can feel the tension between light and shadow, and stillness and movement. Visual artist Chow Chun-fai reinterprets Baroque characters with photography installations, introducing elements of local culture to Baroque art for a dazzling fusion of East and West, and the past and present. With great imagination, illustrator missquai works with the museum curatorial team to present some of the tales, significance and techniques of the Baroque period through stories and games. The illustrations provide the audience with a fun-packed journey through art.

 
"Portrait of Pope Paul III with the Camauro", by Titian

The exhibition is one of the programmes for the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The exhibition ia located at the Special Gallery on the second floor of the museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

For further details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/exhibitions-and-events/the-road-to-the-baroque-masterpieces-from-the-capodimonte-museum.html

The exhibition is under the exclusive sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is one of the many initiatives supported by the club's approved donation of HK$630 million to the HKSAR Government to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, demonstrating that the Hong Kong Jockey Club is resolute in pursuing its purpose of acting continuously for the betterment of society, all in support of creating stronger communities together.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the MiC - Italian Ministry of Culture, and jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, the exhibition is also supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong and is a programme of "Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism" and "Italia Mia".

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass.

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ENVISIONING BEYOND LEGACY (until 30th November 2022)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an exhibition "Envisioning Beyond Legacy", jointly presented by the Development Bureau and the Planning Department, is running from 6th July until 30th November 2022 at CITY GALLERY and the adjoining EDINBURGH PLACE in Central.

The "Building a New Era for Hong Kong" exhibit is equipped with Hong Kong's first-ever large-scale interactive LED screen to showcase the planning and infrastructure of Hong Kong, featuring various development highlights including the Northern Metropolis, the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters, the Airport City, culture and sports, harbourfront enhancement, urban revitalisation, and infrastructures for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), as well as the future development directions for Hong Kong. The three development directions of Hong Kong are liveability, competitiveness and sustainable development.

 
The "Building a New Era for Hong Kong" exhibit presents the three development directions of Hong Kong and various development highlights

Another exhibit introduces the planning concept and infrastructure development proposal of the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters. Visitors have the opportunity to become town planners and plan for their ideal third Core Business District of Hong Kong through the "Build the Islands of the Future" game. Real-time proposals from visitors will be added to the simulated islands model and will be displayed on the screen. The collected ideas will also be incorporated into the big data repository for reference by the study team.

The outdoor exhibition zone "Gateway to Future" in Edinburgh Place integrates fun facts related to the sea, land and air infrastructure development of Hong Kong into a board game, illustrating the infrastructural achievements of Hong Kong, the interconnection with the GBA and Hong Kong's important role as an international gateway.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Members of District Councils, professional organisations, schools and more will be invited to visit the exhibition, and a series of activities will also be held to enhance the public understanding of future planning and infrastructure development in Hong Kong.

For further details see;

https://www.citygallery.gov.hk/en/index.html

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HABITS AND HABERDASHERY - UNCOVERING HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN THE HIDDEN ATTIC (until 14th September 2022) 

The exhibition "Habits and Haberdashery - Uncovering History and Heritage in the Hidden Attic", featuring around 70 artefacts provided by the Maryknoll Convent School (MCS) Foundation, runs from 24th June to 14th September 2022 at HONG KONG HERITAGE DISCOVERY CENTRE.

Built in 1937, the Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section) was declared a monument in 2008. It consists of an educational block and a convent originally used as dormitory for the Maryknoll Sisters. With the dwindling population of the Sisters in Hong Kong, the convent was handed over to the school sponsoring body, the MCS Foundation, in late 2019. During a structural inspection of the convent in 2020, the MCS Foundation uncovered in the hidden attic a range of valuable historical materials which reveal the unique history of the embroidery and sewing workshop set up by the Maryknoll Sisters in the convent. The exhibition provides visitors with a greater insight into and appreciation of the architectural style and heritage conservation of the school, as well as the history of the Maryknoll Sisters, who have served for more than a century in Hong Kong.

Highlight exhibits include a bronze school bell once used to remind students of the beginning of class, purchase orders, paper embroidery patterns, and a vestment on loan from Mother House in Ossining, the United States, for the exhibition.

 

Above: Bronze school bell once used to remind students of the beginning of class

The exhibition is co-organised by the Antiquities and Monuments Office and the MCS Foundation and supported by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust.

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is located in Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. For further information see;

https://www.amo.gov.hk/en/news/index_id_120.html?year=2022

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 THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SERIES: THE BIG EIGHT - DINOSAUR REVELATION (8th July 2022 to 16th November 2022)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM is staging a large-scale dinosaur exhibition, "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation" from 8th July 2022 until 16th November 2022 showcasing eight of the most iconic fossil skeletons from the dinosaur kingdom.

Owing to the enormous size of the exhibits, the museum has designated a total area of around 2,000 square metres at the exhibition hall to showcase the eight precious fossil specimens of prehistoric creatures from museums and organisations in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Five of the skeletons, including the Triceratops, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus were built from original fossils and reconstructed bones. One of the fossil's skeletons has a high level of completeness of over 90 per cent, which is very unique. The Spinosaurus and Hatzegopteryx are 1:1 reconstructed skeleton models with their original bones on display in showcases next to the skeletons. Exhibits include a baby sauropod displayed in its original buried status. Except for the Tyrannosaurus, the other seven fossil skeletons are on display in Hong Kong for the first time.



Skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus

"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation" is another large-scale dinosaur exhibition, succeeding "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" in 2014. With a novel curatorial approach, the exhibition reveals new scientific insights in palaeontology. Integrating the gigantic size of dinosaurs with multimedia projection techniques, audiences will be offered immersive experiences to appreciate the dinosaurs and to understand the truth of the extinction of prehistoric creatures and the lessons to humans to avoid extinction. The exhibition production team is a respected group of internationally acclaimed professionals, comprising members from Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, etc. Before shipping the exhibits to Hong Kong, the team had to carry out various professional preparatory works including test mounting, frame testing, fossil cleaning and packing. The exhibition is supported by the First Initiative h Foundation, and the foundation's move demonstrates its dedication to contributing to the community and bridging the gap between Hong Kong and the world.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the First Initiative Foundation, and jointly organised by Hong Kong Science Museum and the First Initiative Foundation, the exhibition is exclusively sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and supported by the MTR Corporation.

Hong Kong Science Museum is located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Admission to the exhibition is free.

For further information see the exhibition website;

https://hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/exhibition/bigeight2022.html

The exhibition is one of the many initiatives supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club's approved donation of HK$630 million to the Government to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART REOPENING - FIVE NEW EXHIBITIONS 

With the easing of the epidemic situation, HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART has been reopened to the public from April 2022. A wide array of new exhibitions are being held to enable visitors to explore more stories that might have been out of the spotlight under the museum's four core collections.

The five new exhibitions are "In-Between", "Mastering Masterpieces: The Essentials of Chinese Landscape Paintings", "Wu Guanzhong: Sketching Vitality", "Beyond the frames: from perceiving frames of context to experiencing art in itself" and "Portrait Play". Another exhibition, "Shopping in Canton: China Trade Art in the 18th and 19th Centuries" will be open from 20th May 2022.

The "IN-BETWEEN" exhibition showcases lesser-known works of well-known artists such as Wu Guanzhong, Irene Chou, Luis Chan, Hon Chi-fun and Tong King-sum from the museum's collection, letting visitors take a closer look at the turning points in the artists' creative careers. Local designer Choi Kim-hung was invited to be the lead artist of the exhibition and worked with seven contemporary local artists to create artworks in various art media in response to the in-between moments or the changes they are facing in life.

 
Tiger-shaped pillow painted in black and yellow on white ground, of the Cizhou type of Shanxi, from the Jin dynasty (donated by Mr Lee Luen-fai)

With art tech as the key, the exhibition "MASTERING MASTERPIECES: THE ESSENTIALS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS" unlocks the secrets of the masters' Chinese landscape paintings and opens up paths to the appreciation of the traditional. Through multiple immersive and interactive digital experiences, traditional Chinese landscape paintings are no longer bounded by the 2D format while the audience is submerged into the world of Chinese landscapes.

Featuring the 3-metre-long "A sketch of Chinese cypresses, the original draft" by the Chinese painting master Wu Guanzhong, along with other selected sketches and paintings inspired by the sketch of cypresses from the museum's collection, the "Wu Guanzhong: Sketching Vitality" exhibition tells the story of an artist encountering his muse, which influenced him to create many masterpieces in his later years.

Featuring a sketch of cypresses as the star piece, the exhibition tells the story of Chinese painting master Wu Guanzhong encountering his muse, which influenced him to create many masterpieces in his later years

The exhibition "BEYOND THE FRAMES: FROM PERCEIVING FRAMES OF CONTEXT TO EXPERIENCING ART IN ITSELF" displays a commissioned digital artwork by local artist Ng Tsz-kwan. Breaking through the predetermined ways of art appreciation, the exhibition enables the audience to explore the four core collections of the museum beyond the frames through a set of interactive multimedia installation.

Created by new media artist Henry Chu, the "PORTRAIT PLAY" exhibition is a juxtaposition of portraits from the museum's collections and selfies of the current era. Through interactions, visitors can deconstruct the visual elements of portraiture in the museum's collection and create their own self-images. Visitors can create their unique self-portraits using images of eyes, noses and mouths derived from the museum collection or even recreate their own faces.

The exhibition "SHOPPING IN CANTON: CHINA TRADE ART IN THE 18th AND 19th CENTURIES", which will be opened on 20th May 2022 , features a wide range of China trade art from the museum and other local public and private collections. Drawing reference from the travelogues of the foreigners visiting the region in the 19th century, the gallery will be enlivened by an interactive shopping street reminiscent of old Canton, inviting visitors to embark on a window-shopping tour down the lane of history and art.

The other ongoing exhibitions, including "Touching: A journey through Chinese landscapes from the Xubaizhai Collection (Phase 2)", the phase II exhibition of "#popcolours: The Aesthetics of Hues in Antiquities from the Hong Kong Museum of Art Collection" and the "Redefining Reality" outdoor artwork exhibition, have also renewed most of their exhibits from phase I and new interactive elements have also been added.

In addition, a new issue of the well-received picture stories family learning kit "Where's Grandpa Ofu: Dr. X's Plan" has been launched. The museum invites parents and their children to explore the museum and collect stickers after the completion of tasks. Participants can use their stickers to redeem a free gift from the museum.

The Hong Museum of Art is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

For further details of the exhibitions see the museum website;

https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/home.html

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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2021 TEA WARE BY HONG KONG POTTERS (from 21st April 2022 until further notice)

The "2021 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" exhibition is being held at the FLAGSTAFF HOUSE MUSEUM OF TEA WARE from 21st April 2022. With around 100 award-winning and shortlisted works from the "2021 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" competition on display, the exhibition shows the versatility of ceramic tea ware creation.

Despite the pandemic, the competition received an overwhelming response by potters. It has received the highest-ever recorded entries, with around 460 tea sets submitted by more than 280 potters. With no limitation on topics, the competition enables participants to demonstrate their creativity. Topics covered by the works include life amidst the pandemic, observation of nature, thoughts about tea culture and reflection on personal life.

In the Open Category, the first prize was awarded to Anna Leung's "Social Distancing", while the second and the third prizes went to Fion Yuen's "Laminated Colour Clay" and Vitus Szeto's "Aye, Aye, Captain" respectively. Winner of the first prize of the School Category was Yip Ho-nin's "High-tea-birds", while the winners of the second and the third prizes were Lai Jen-tong's "Hone the Will" and Ho Kwun-chung's "Amazing Local Snacks" respectively.

First Prize winner in the Open Category, Anna Leung's "Social Distancing"

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware has organised the "Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" competition since 1986 which aims at fostering and enhancing the public's interest in tea appreciation and ceramic art.

For further details of the exhibition see;

https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/en_US/web/ma/tea-ware.html#01

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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REDEFINING REALITY (until 11th November 2022) 

An outdoor exhibition, "Redefining Reality", which combines art and technology, is being held from 3rd December 2021 until 11th November 2022 at the Art Square at Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. The exhibition, organised by HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART, displays an artwork installation, "Resonance-In-Sight", co-created by local artists Kristof Crolla and Garvin Goepel. To explore the blurred boundaries between virtuality and reality, members of the public can interact with the museum's collections through augmented reality (AR) technology.

The artwork comprises a physical component and a virtual component. The physical component, the outdoor artwork installation "Resonance-In-Sight", is finely constructed with two streamlined metal structures in the outdoor area of the museum located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. With the tailor-made AR application (iOS: https://apple.co/3rLBgAf; Android: https://bit.ly/3lNCsPL), visitors can connect with a special selection of the Museum of Art's four core collections, namely Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, China Trade Art, and Modern and Hong Kong Art. The collections are presented in a virtual space connecting the two opposing sculptures.

Visitors can interact with the physical sculptures and the virtual collections from different angles on their own smartphone or tablet. They can try to catch the birds in the painting "Birds" by 19th-century painter, Guan Lianchang, or admire a dynamic version of a landscape in "Landscape after mi fu" by Wu Changshuo of the Qing dynasty. They can also be a part of the ink painting "Zhuangzi" by Hong Kong ink painting master, Lui Shou-kwan, and encounter a pair of dancing phoenixes in a pair of gilded hairpins in the shape of a phoenix in a gemstone and kingfisher feather inlay of the Qing dynasty. Some of the featured art pieces are currently on display in exhibitions in the museum. Visitors can enter the museum, search for the physical collections and appreciate the contrast between the virtual and physical versions of these works.

 
Photo show the installation "Resonance-In-Sight", co-created by local artists Kristof Crolla and Garvin Goepel. Visitors can interact with the physical sculptures and the virtual museum collections on their own smartphone or tablet through an augmented reality (AR) application. Photo shows one of the AR effects, encountering a pair of dancing phoenixes in a pair of gilded hairpins in the shape of a phoenix in a gemstone and kingfisher feather inlay of the Qing dynasty.

In addition to a multi-perspective experience at the venue, the exhibition also comes with two Instagram filters (https://bit.ly/3IE5zyM; https://bit.ly/3rSMXVJ), which can be played on the museum's Instagram account (@hkmoa). Visitors can "wear" the museum's art pieces as ornaments.

For further details see;

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/16/P2021121600436.htm

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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.

For further details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid269.html 

All visitors are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter offices and venues under the LCSD, except for exempted persons who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. Exemptions will also be granted to individual persons depending on the actual circumstances. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their personal particulars and the date and time of their visit. As it will take time to verify personal particulars of exempted persons under the new arrangement, their waiting time for using public services or entering the relevant venues may be lengthened.

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X-XPERIMENTING EXHIBITION - DANNY YUNG 50 YEAR CREATIONS (extended to 1st August 2022) 

"X-Xperimenting Exhibition - Danny Yung 50 Year Creations" is being held from 17th November 2021 until 14th March 2022 (extended to 1st August 2022) at the HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM. Featuring cross-media works of art created by artist Danny Yung over the decades, the exhibition charts the diversified artistic journey of a forerunner of experimental art.

Danny Yung is a trailblazer in the advocacy of international cultural exchange and development. Since the 1970s, he has been keen on cross-media art creations, including film, comics, installations, video, theatre and conceptual art. In 1982, he co-founded Zuni Icosahedron, an experimental art organisation in Hong Kong, and he now serves as Zuni's Co-Artistic Director. He has made use of various platforms for exchanges and experimental art creations on and off the stage. For the past 50 years, he has invited artists of various media, regions and cultural backgrounds to explore the endless possibilities of cross-media creations and exchanges.

The exhibition reconstructs and reimagines some of his classic works of art. It introduces his visions and contributions in various areas, including cross-media and experimental art, visual and performing arts, art criticism, cultural exchanges, and the preservation and development of traditional craftsmanship over the years.

Highlight exhibits include "Tian Tian Xiang Shang", conceptual comics that he started creating in the 1970s, and the "Tian Tian" figurines designed by people from different backgrounds whom he invited as part of his collaborative project. Also featured is "GATEWAY - Flower Plaque Secret Garden", a large-scale flower plaque bamboo installation that combines traditional bamboo scaffolding and flower plaque crafting techniques of Hong Kong.

 
"GATEWAY - Flower Plaque Secret Garden", a large-scale flower plaque bamboo installation that combines traditional bamboo scaffolding and flower plaque crafting techniques of Hong Kong

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and Zuni, and is jointly organised by the HKHM and Zuni. Designer Freeman Lau, Zuni's Co-Artistic Director cum Executive Director Mathias Woo and Zuni's International Exchange Director, Wong Yue-wai, served as the guest curators of the exhibition.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories

For further details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid270.html 

All persons are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter offices and venues under the LCSD, except for exempted persons who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. Exemptions will also be granted to individual persons depending on the actual circumstances. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their personal particulars and the date and time of their visit. As it will take time to verify personal particulars of exempted persons under the new arrangement, their waiting time for using public services or entering the relevant venues may be lengthened. The LCSD suggests that members of the public arrive early, and appeals for their understanding. The department also encourages the exempted persons to use the app as far as possible to save time.

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#pocolours: THE AESTHETICS OF HUES IN ANTIQUITIES FROM THE HKMoA COLLECTION (extended to 7th September 2022)

The exhibition "#popcolours: The Aesthetics of Hues in Antiquities from the HKMoA Collection" is being held at the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART from 5th November 2021 until 30th March 2022 (now extended to 7th September 2022). With "colours" as the theme, the exhibition features more than 300 items of Chinese antiquities from the museum collection and takes visitors on a fascinating journey to explore the colourful world of ancient artefacts.

Once used as daily wares, artefacts often feature colours and patterns comparable in style and beauty to modern designs. The design of an artefact not only reflects the personal taste of its owner, but also reflects the owner's religious beliefs, rules and etiquette. In ancient China, colours were classified into five categories, known as a scheme of "five prime colours", comprising blue, red, yellow, white and black. The exhibition displays diverse exhibits including porcelains, lacquerware, textiles, glass and jade, and presents five historical figures as key opinion leaders, namely Emperor Qin, Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty, Emperor Yongle of the Ming dynasty and Emperor Qianlong and official Lang Tingji of the Qing dynasty, to represent the five colours and introduce how they influenced the selection of colours of the artefacts at their time. Selected modern artworks from the museum collection will also be displayed to connect the past with the present.

Bright yellow dragon robe with the 12 imperial symbols from the Xianfeng period of the Qing dynasty

Collector and member of the Min Chiu Society Mr Cheung Kee-wee generously donated more than 100 items, mainly comprising monochrome porcelains, from his collection of Chinese antiquities to the museum. Over 80 items from the newly donated collection are on display in the exhibition.

To show support for the exhibition, local artist and illustrator Jane Lee (also known as Messy Desk) was invited to create an illustration for a tour about colours of Chinese artefacts. The two characters in the illustration take audiences on a journey of searching for colours and the colourants used in Chinese artefacts. Lee has also transformed the lobby on the third floor of the museum into a Messy Desk city, allowing visitors to feel as if they're flying over Victoria Harbour, travelling through time and space, and entering the colourful world of Chinese antiquities through the characters she specially created for the exhibition.

The exhibition is located at the Chinese Antiquities Gallery on the third floor of the HKMoA (10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon). For details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/exhibitions-and-events/popcolours-the-aesthetics-of-hues-in-antiquities-from-the-hkmoa-collection.html

All visitors are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter offices and venues under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) except for exempted persons who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. Exemptions will also be granted to individual persons depending on the actual circumstances. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their personal particulars and the date and time of their visit. As it will take time to verify personal particulars of exempted persons under the new arrangement, their waiting time for using public services or entering the relevant venues may be lengthened. The LCSD suggests that members of the public should arrive early and appeals for their understanding. The department also encourages the exempted persons to use the app as far as possible to save time.

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TOUCHING: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHINESE LANDSCAPES FROM THE XUBAIZHAI COLLECTION (PHASE 1) (until 16th February 2022 - extended until further notice)

A unique Chinese landscape painting exhibition "Touching: A journey through Chinese landscapes from the Xubaizhai Collection (Phase 1)" is being held from 24th September 2021 until 16th February 2022 at the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART. The exhibition features landscape works from the Xubaizhai Collection with specially designed travelling routes, allowing visitors to wander around the world of Chinese landscape painting and relax amid the joys of nature.

The founder of the Xubaizhai Collection, Mr Low Chuck-tiew (1911-1993), was a renowned art connoisseur. He donated his considerable art collection to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in earlier years. The Xubaizhai Collection comprises Chinese painting and calligraphy works dating from the fifth to 20th centuries, with particular strengths in the Ming and Qing dynasties. This exhibition displays over 50 works from the Xubaizhai collection in phases to provide an opportunity for visitors to explore the essence of Chinese landscape paintings.

Whether depicting a life in seclusion, portraying an imaginary spectacle, recording an excursion, offering a perspective on a scholar's studio and garden, illustrating lines of verse or revitalising traditional styles, Chinese landscape painting does not merely represent scenery, it also expresses the artist's temperament and aspirations. The first phase exhibition features 27 works. With paintings as "tour guides", six travelling routes are introduced, comprising the Pureness tour, the Discovery tour, the Scenic and historical tour, the Literati aesthetics tour, the Literary tour and the Spiritual tour, leading visitors to discover different themes and literati sentiments revealed in the Chinese landscape paintings and better understand the attitude to life of the ancients. The exhibition invites visitors to walk through the artist's scenery, view, travel and simply live in nature.

Highlight exhibits include Zhao Zuo's "Fishing boat in an autumn river", Shen Hao's "Landscapes", Kuncan's "The lofty peaks of Mount Huangshan", Cheng Tinglu's "Eight views of the Northern Villa", Wen Congjian's "Pine-shaded studio" and Yang Jin's "Landscape in the style of Shen Zhou".

The museum has specially produced an animated video for this exhibition. Set in panoramic landscapes, it takes a fresh approach in presenting unique scenes from traditional Chinese landscape paintings to offer viewers a truly immersive experience. "Landscape in the style of Shen Zhou" by Qing Dynasty court painter Yang Jin provides the frame for the video, inviting viewers to take a journey with the figures travelling through a variety of themes in the landscape paintings. Along the journey, they can walk across magnificent peaks and ridges, re-visit the imperial path, experience the pleasure of fishing in streams, stroll through bamboo groves and listen to cascading water, etc.

 
Animated video set in panoramic landscapes. With "Landscape in the style of Shen Zhou" by Qing Dynasty court painter Yang Jin provides the frame, the video takes a fresh approach in presenting unique scenes from traditional Chinese landscape paintings to offer viewers a truly immersive experience

The exhibition is being held at the Xubaizhai Gallery of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy on the second floor of the museum at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

For further details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/exhibitions-and-events/touching_a_journey_through_chinese_landscapes_from_the_xubaizhai_collection_phase1.html

According to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their name, contact number and date and time of entry before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. An appeal is made by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to visitors to download the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app in advance and scan the QR code with the app before entering. Visitors who opt for registering their personal information at the scene are reminded to arrive early to avoid delaying their visit, as a longer time is required for such registration.

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the museum will apply a quota to limit visitor flow. Visitors to the museum will need to use hand sanitiser and will be subject to temperature checks before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Children under 12 will only be allowed to enter the museum and exhibition facilities when accompanied by an adult.

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IDENTITY CARD - A TIMELESS PROOF (from 23rd August 2021 until further notice) 

Having gone from a paper document to a laminated card, from computerisation to smart authentication, the evolution of the Hong Kong identity card (ID card) has witnessed the changes of society and the advancement of technological development since its first issuance in 1949. The transformation of the ID card throughout these 70 years is illustrated in the PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE annual exhibition "Identity Card - A Timeless Proof".

The "Identity Card - A Timeless Proof" exhibition is open from 23rd August 2021 from Monday through Friday, 9am to 5-45pm (except for public holidays) until further notice, at the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free.

The exhibition showcases over 70 holdings. Apart from displaying all generations of ID cards and equipment for the production of ID cards on loan from the Immigration Department, exhibits include photos related to registration of persons in Hong Kong, for example precious historical photos showing members of the public taking the ID card photo and a mobile registration team in action in the 1960s, as well as government promotional posters on ID card registration, etc.

The exhibition also features the reasons behind the changes in the designs of ID cards. Why didn't the juvenile ID card in the 1960s include the photo and given name of the card holder? Why were the photo and given name added to the card in the 1970s? How was the registration of persons legislation amended? Answers can be found in the exhibition.

 
Photo shows the new laminated ID cards issued from 1973 onwards. As juveniles were found illegally transferring ID cards for seeking employment whilst underage despite the legal restriction on the employment age, the photo and full name on the new laminated juvenile ID card facilitated the identification of card holders

For further details of the exhibition see;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/hkid/en/index.html 

In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, cleaning and disinfection measures will be stepped up at the Exhibition Hall. Visitors should follow the infection control measures implemented at the Hong Kong Public Records Building, including wearing masks at all times when they are inside the Building, undergoing temperature checks before entering the Building, applying hand sanitiser and scanning the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or registering through other means.


In addition, the Public Records Office will also hold an online exhibition and roving exhibitions. For details see the Government Records Service website;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/en/index.html

or the Public Records Office Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/grs.publicrecordsoffice