An 18th century carved wooden figure of a Dutch merchant shown as part of a new exhibition, Maritime Crossroads: Millenia of Global Trade in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Photo: Nora Tam
An 18th century carved wooden figure of a Dutch merchant shown as part of a new exhibition, Maritime Crossroads: Millenia of Global Trade in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Photo: Nora Tam

Review |
Exhibition about history of Hong Kong as a hub of global trade is rich in detail, but too broad in scope

  • Hong Kong Maritime Museum exhibition’s 250 objects range from the exquisite to the intriguing, and offers some fascinating nuggets of information
  • However, in trying to cram in 6,000 years of history it skimps on context and oversimplifies, and is driven by the narrative that global trade is benign

An 18th century carved wooden figure of a Dutch merchant shown as part of a new exhibition, Maritime Crossroads: Millenia of Global Trade in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Photo: Nora Tam
An 18th century carved wooden figure of a Dutch merchant shown as part of a new exhibition, Maritime Crossroads: Millenia of Global Trade in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Photo: Nora Tam
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