Types of Museum

Museum shelves galore

In 2009, a new museum opened its doors to the public on the mainland every three days. In 2010, the numbers tripled. There was a new museum opening every day - a total of 395 in a single year.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

Radical shake-up of museums abandoned

The government has scrapped the idea of setting up a board to manage public museums, which had been proposed in the hope of improving services and attendance rates.

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Open season

It's an initiative that will turn the curators of Hong Kong's private museums green with envy. Late last year the National Heritage Board in Singapore officially launched its Heritage Industry Incentive Programme, a scheme that will subsidise the development costs of private heritage and museum projects by up to 50 per cent.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Should Hong Kong build more museums?

Nicholas Wong Hei, 17

Sing Yin Secondary School

Building more museums in Hong Kong would be a waste of resources. As it is, the existing museums here are not that heavily patronised by locals.

13 Aug 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

Culture vultures attack

ASHIYA CITY MUSEUM of Art and History is a small, publicly funded institution in an upmarket neighbourhood, not far from Osaka. The custodian of Gutai, the foremost avant-garde art movement of post-war Japan, the museum has an uncertain future. If it closes, its supporters say, the future of dozens of similar institutions throughout the country will be in doubt.

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Preserving China's heritage

I read with interest your leader ('Cultural heritage must be treasured by all', August 12) and I believe some serious re-thinking is needed.

It is uncertain how long the governments of Hong Kong and China can continue their mutually incompatible blind-eye policies over the antiques trade.

20 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Managing museums

Hong Kong's 13 museums are a delight to both residents and visitors. From the newly opened Museum of History to the Li Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum opened in 1957, they play a valuable role in preserving what remains of Hong Kong's unique heritage and presenting it intelligently to the public.

10 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Call for more museum visits

Teachers should make more use of lively museum exhibitions and resources to supplement classroom lessons, a museum head said.

Yim Shui-yuen, chief curator of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (due to open next year), said the role of museums had changed over the past few decades to become more educational and interactive.

4 May 1999 - 12:00am