Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, long-time chairman of the Urban Council, was a key figure in the growth of museums in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, long-time chairman of the Urban Council, was a key figure in the growth of museums in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How museums – at first private, later public – spread in Asia and the man who lent them impetus in Hong Kong

  • Public cultural facilities grew with advances in literacy. At first they were private, such as White Rajah Charles Brooke’s Sarawak Museum, and then municipal
  • In Hong Kong, the Urban Council’s Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales had a big hand in their rise; today Hongkongers can experience the world without leaving Kowloon

Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, long-time chairman of the Urban Council, was a key figure in the growth of museums in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, long-time chairman of the Urban Council, was a key figure in the growth of museums in post-war Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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