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Hong Kong Museum of History

Gallery founder lets artists blossom

Many Hong Kong people consider a career in art to be an uphill battle and opt instead to put their interest aside in favour of jobs that actually make money.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Ancient warriors marching into the future

There is an earthen pit, with thousands of terracotta warriors and horses lined up in battle order.

It's not in Xian, but scenes from a multimedia show that brings Xian's terracotta army to Hong Kong, in virtual reality.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Museums to gear up for future

Hong Kong's museums, under fire for problems ranging from outdated displays to bad cafe food, are set for an upgrade as they face looming competition from the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Government plans outlined yesterday after a two-year study will begin with a facelift for the Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui to make it more visible and accessible.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Things to do on a rainy day

Apart from the usual sleeping, reading, shopping and going to the cinema, here's what you can do on a rainy day.

1 A bookshop tour (by Rachel Cheng)

For bookworms, Page One has a wide variety of books, ranging from science fiction to biographies.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Easy guide to the gallery

The Evergreen Classic Transformation of the Qipao

Venue Special Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of History

Date June 23 - September 13

Opening hours 10am - 6pm daily; 10am - 7pm on Sundays and public holidays.

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)

Admission Standard HK$10; group HK$7; *concession HK$5

23 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Propaganda art reflects social and cultural changes

An ongoing exhibition enables visitors to appreciate the unique artistic charms of propaganda posters and compare them to other popular art forms of the time.

The display - From New Year Prints to Propaganda Posters: Selections from the China Archives of Publications - will continue until June 16 at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage calls

Run your fingers along the red paintwork of the fireboat Alexander Grantham and you might picture it racing to put out the blaze that eventually sank the Seawise University in 1972. The vessel is now the gleaming centrepiece of a new museum of maritime firefighting history in Quarry Bay Park.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the city's museums?

I believe that if museums are to be popular, there must be public participation. The exhibitions in our museums should relate more to the everyday lives of local citizens and to local communities and cultures.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Disused court building the latest target for heritage conservation

An abandoned 40-year-old court building was the focus yesterday in the latest row over heritage conservation, with activists protesting against plans to turn it into an education headquarters.

They are demanding that the North Kowloon Court in Sham Shui Po become a museum of judicial history rather than a base for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Mega-museum idea comes under attack

Critics yesterday attacked the government's mega-museum proposal for the West Kowloon Cultural District, saying it would cut across the functions of existing museums.

The new cultural institution, which government advisers refer to as 'M+', has been proposed to replace an initial idea to build four museums with distinct themes.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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