The Hong Kong Museum now provides computer terminals where the public can access information about its art collection. The free service was made available following the recent completion of a computerised registration exercise. The public can retrieve information on 11,000 items at the museum through three terminals. Two are on the first floor lobby of the Art Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui and another is on the ground floor of the Museum of Tea Ware. It is aimed at promoting public understanding and appreciation of art in Hong Kong. Visitors can operate this user-friendly, bilingual system (Cantonese and English) either with a mouse or through the touch-sensitive computer screens. They can search works of art in five categories - Chinese antiquities, Chinese fine arts, historical paintings, the Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and contemporary local art pieces. Each record in the archive contains a picture, the artist's name, title, year, size and medium of the work.