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British museum's treasures from the past on display in HK

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 October, 2007, 12:00am

Historians and sculpture and artefact lovers are in for a treat, with treasures on loan from the British Museum being put on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Trustees of the British Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures is one of the most exciting exhibitions ever staged in Hong Kong.

Featuring about 270 artefacts, including sculptures, paintings and jewellery that have been collected from five continents by the British Museum since it was founded in 1753, the exhibition spans more than two million years of works

Diverse cultures, such as ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece as well as the artistic styles of European, African, American and Asian art, are explored. Highlights include an Egyptian wooden mummy board, The Unlucky Mummy, which dates back to around 945 BC.

Another precious artefact on display is the Queen's Lyre which dates back to around 2,600 BC.

The exhibition runs until December 2 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The admission fee for students is HK$15.


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