As an addition to Hong Kong’s tourism portfolio, M+ will prob­ably be a hit – but it may not put the city on the cultural tourism map as firmly as once hoped. Photo: AFP
As an addition to Hong Kong’s tourism portfolio, M+ will prob­ably be a hit – but it may not put the city on the cultural tourism map as firmly as once hoped. Photo: AFP
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Hong Kong’s long-delayed M+ museum opens, but it may not put city on the cultural tourism map given Covid-19 travel curbs and security law

  • A Legislative Council presentation from July 2011 envisioned M+ as ‘a museum of its time and of its place. Hong Kong now’
  • The city is very different today – not least because a national security law may determine what is put on display. Then there is quarantine for visitors

As an addition to Hong Kong’s tourism portfolio, M+ will prob­ably be a hit – but it may not put the city on the cultural tourism map as firmly as once hoped. Photo: AFP
As an addition to Hong Kong’s tourism portfolio, M+ will prob­ably be a hit – but it may not put the city on the cultural tourism map as firmly as once hoped. Photo: AFP
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