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

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.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2007, 12:00am

Treasures of the World's Cultures from the British Museum

Features about 270 ancient artefacts of sculpture, painting, jewellery, porcelain and stone, including 12th century walrus-ivory chess pieces found in Scotland (above). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until 8pm), closed Thu, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$30, HK$15 (concessions). Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends Dec 2

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Seeds of civilisation

Hundreds of artefacts gathered from five continents will go on display from today at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in a collection on loan from the British Museum.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Remains of the days

WHAT DO A 4,000-year-old Akkadian stone seal, a 10th-century Viking silver brooch and the landscape watercolours of British artist J.M.W. Turner have in common? Not a lot - except that they were found, collected or created during the period known as Georgian Britain, the years 1714 to 1830, when four kings called George sat on the throne.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Finders keepers

FROM ANCIENT EGYPTIAN mummy caskets to a Bronze Age shield forged in the British Isles, artefacts from the British Museum on display in Beijing promise a rare glimpse of the world's greatest cultures under one roof. But one great culture is notable by its absence: the Chinese.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Museum purists leave no inferior stone unturned

A major part of London's British Museum may have to be demolished because builders used inferior French stone instead of superior masonry from English quarries.

The body which overseas the care of the country's ancient buildings, English Heritage, has demanded an inquiry into how the work was allowed to proceed using substandard limestone.

30 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

London turns to Asia

London's four main auction houses may collaborate on pragmatic things like sales timings - the only way to ensure the most collectors are in one place at one time - but otherwise it is a painted jungle out there, and their relationships are nothing if not competitive.

27 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Arise, Sir Joseph, museum benefactor

HONGKONG businessman and art lover Joseph Hotung has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for charitable services, ''especially to the British Museum''. Sir Joseph donated almost $29 million to the museum to finance the renovation of its Oriental Gallery in 1990.

13 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Directory for museum

HAVING a clear picture on where one is heading well before hand particularly when one is confronted by a huge and fascinating place like the Hongkong Science Museum would be most helpful.

10 May 1993 - 12:00am

Czech's Chinese puzzle

LADISLAV Kesner is a member of that fearsome category - a man with a mission. He is driven by his passion and, after a few minutes in his company, it is obvious that this is a man who does not like the word ''no''.

16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am