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
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

Topic |   Chinese history
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
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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