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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes that the F11 Photographic Museum will promote photography and the appreciation of it as an art form. He also hopes the three-storey building can serve as a model for the use of other heritage ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:04pm by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui life@scmp.com Watch this space A last-minute change to the Hong Kong Museum of Art's renovation plans may turn out to be one U-turn that will win the government much praise. "We were going to keep the outside brick walls to save money," says Eve Tam Mei-yee, the museum's indefatigable chief curator. Thankfully, however, the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Move and Play exhibition at Science Museum

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw life@scmp.com Turn playtime into learning time Move and Play, a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum, proved the ideal indoor escape for my 11-year-old ... activities ranging from those that test your balance to ones that measure the body's reaction speed. Located in the museum basement, the setting is somewhat dark and functional ...

  4. News - World

    Seal shirt, coin go on display at New York museum about 2001 terror attacks

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York New exhibits become potent symbols at ground zero museum in New York City Seal shirt, coin go on display at 9/11 museum The shirt a US Navy Seal wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the September 11 museum, adding potent symbols ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    V&A Museum looks at tools of resistance

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... the suffragettes to Occupy has created objects that demand attention and disrupt the status quo. "Disobedient Objects", a collection of 99 items at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, ... that it is much easier to galvanise support by getting people to agree on what they are against rather than what they are for. "Posters have been a category of object that museums have collected ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tai O looks to build its own heritage museum as private showroom closes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com With the closing of a private museum, the rural committee is planning its own to bring in visitors Tai O to build heritage museum While a privately owned folk museum in Tai O faces closure, the rural committee there is planning to build its own heritage showroom in the Lantau town famed for its stilt houses. The committee hopes ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - Culture Club

    Time to take museums seriously in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:25pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... at almost any time you want. Most amazing of all is that you can call any place a museum – as long as you have a roof housing a bunch of stuff that people can see.  The ground floor of a rundown house in the fishing village of Tai O displaying artefacts under no curatorial direction and proper protection calls itself a “museum”. It allows people to visit for free, although it has a lady ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Artist Cui Ruzhuo puts auction blunder behind him with launch of Hong Kong museum

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:06pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Chinese artist whose HK$28 million painting was mistaken as rubbish and dumped at landfill reveals investor's plan to build a private museum ... but that hasn't stopped Cui Ruzhuo from dreaming big in the city. The Chinese ink painter said a Hong Kong investor was putting up HK$600 million to build a private museum in Cui's name ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Museum of Sex show turns on New Yorkers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... Jennie Matthew Museum of Sex show turns on New Yorkers Shouts, giggles and selfies. Mildly titillating and lots of fun, bouncing around on giant inflatable boobs is the hit attraction of a hot and steamy New York summer. As temperatures rise and hemlines shorten, visitors flock to the Museum of Sex to jump up and down on an adult "moonbounce" (or bouncy castle) called ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Grain silos in Cape Town converted to feed the soul as museum

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by AFP

    ... Lawrence Bartlett From grain silos an all-mighty museum will grow On Cape Town's waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world's biggest museum of contemporary art from ... into an ultra-modern tribute to African creativity is driven by an international team of art experts and architects. For Mark Coetzee, executive director and chief curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary ...




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