CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 



THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SERIES: WOMEN AND FEMININITY IN ANCIENT CHINA - TREASURES FROM THE NANJING MUSEUM (until 27th February 2023)

"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Women and Femininity in Ancient China - Treasures from the Nanjing Museum" exhibition runs from 30th November 2022 to 27th February 2023 at the HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM. The selected exquisite artefacts from the Nanjing Museum include the daily necessities and accessories of ancient Chinese women; the embroidery, paintings and artefacts created by talented ancient women; as well as paintings depicting women by famous literati in the past. Visitors can learn more about the fashionable demeanour, wisdom and lifestyle of ancient Chinese women through the exhibition.

The exhibition showcases 118 selected exquisite artefacts from the Nanjing Museum. It is very rare to have 21 grade-one national treasures to be displayed in Hong Kong for the first time. These exhibits spanning across several dynasties and covering many aspects of daily life showcase the virtue, beauty and wisdom of ancient Chinese women. Through appreciating the rich and diversified lifestyles of ancient Chinese women, visitors are able to gain insights into the developments of Chinese society. The national treasures have been interpreted with a new mindset in this exhibition, making a comparison between the images of ancient and modern women to create a dialogue and inspire visitors to think and understand more about Chinese culture.

  
The exhibition comprises four parts. The first part surrounds the change of fashions in hair styles, make-up and clothing of ancient women. The second part focuses on the daily living necessities and accessories to enable visitors to explore the experience of women in different social classes. The third part is a collection of paintings, embroideries and artefacts created by talented ancient Chinese women in different dynasties which demonstrates their talent and ingenuity. The fourth part is paintings of women by artists which allow visitors to explore the stories of these legendary women.

Highlight exhibits include a grade-one national treasure, a 13-metre-long Qing dynasty handscroll "Ancient court ladies at leisure". This silk painting guides viewers through more than 20 activity sites, such as bamboo forests, gardens, corridors and terraces, showcasing the variety of leisure activities of ancient women. The painting is like a pictorial guide to ancient entertainment. Other outstanding exhibits include the painting "Li Duanduan" by Tang Yin, one of the four painting masters of the Ming dynasty, which tells the story of Tang poet Cui Ya and the famous courtesan Li Duanduan; "Lady holding a fan" hanging scroll by famous Shanghai School painter Ren Xiong in the late Qing dynasty showing the beauty of an ancient lady; "Flowers and butterflies" hanging scroll created by female painter Ma Quan in the Qing dynasty; a golden court crown decorated with a gemstone worn by a Qing dynasty noblewoman, who was awarded an aristocratic title, on formal occasions; and the embroidery "American actress - Beecher", a classic work created by the "needle sage", the late Qing dynasty embroidery master Shen Shou.

 
Photo shows grade-one national treasure, Qing dynasty handscroll "Ancient court ladies at leisure", which depicts the lives of noble ladies in the court

The museum has specifically created the session of "Women of Our City" to respond to the exhibition. Through sharing the fascinating stories of four incredible and inspiring Hong Kong women, namely eminent image director Tina Liu; world-renowned cyclist Sarah Lee; radio host Bonnie Wong (Ah Jeng); and probationary fire station officer Scarlett Yiu, and showcasing the museum collections of pop culture, visitors can explore the images of contemporary females in Hong Kong.

Photo shows the session of "Women of Our City" specifically created by the HKHM to respond to the exhibition, enabling visitors to explore the images of contemporary females in Hong Kong

The exhibition is one of the programmes celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. For further details of the exhibition and the admission arrangements see;

https://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid274.html

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Nanjing Museum, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Nanjing Museum, and under the exclusive sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is one of the many initiatives supported by the Jockey Club's approved donation of HK$630 million to the government to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In order to comply with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums under the management of the LCSD. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, members of the public entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the current requirement on the Vaccine Pass, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD while patrons holding amber codes are allowed to enter the premises with valid Vaccine Pass.

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ART SPECIALIST COURSE 2021-2022 GRADUATION EXHIBITION (until 13th February 2023) 

HONG KONG VISUAL ARTS CENTRE of the Art Promotion Office is holding the "Art Specialist Course 2021-2022 Graduation Exhibition" from 16th November 2022 to 13th February 2023, to showcase creative achievements by 19 graduates and share bold new art ideas by these up-and-coming artists with the public. Admission to the exhibition is free.

The exhibition has a theme of "Coexistence". The idea is based on the different backgrounds and goals of the graduates. They had strived to be inclusive and encourage each other over the past 10 months. They expressed the possibilities for fusion and co-existence through artistic creation in the form of Chinese art and sculpture.

 
Picture shows Art Specialist Course (Sculpture) graduate Kwong Wing-ka's artwork "Amaryllidaceae (The Rite of Spring)"

The new round of Art Specialist Course (2022-23) and Advanced Specialist Course (2022-23) are now open for application. The courses offer professional training and practice for art lovers under supervision. This year's course content for the Art Specialist Course includes ink art and pictorial art while the Advanced Specialist course will cover Chinese calligraphy, seal carving and mounting. The application deadline for both courses is 12th December. For details about course application and the exhibition see;

https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/art_specialist_course_2021_22_graduation_exhibition.html 

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre is located at 7A Kennedy Road, Central. In order to comply with the current requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the current requirement on the Vaccine Pass, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

From 17th November patrons, including holders of an amber code, will need to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code and comply with the Vaccine Pass requirements to enter the premises.

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THE PIONEER INTERSTELLAR MISSION AND BEYOND (until 29th May 2023) 

HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM has launched a new thematic exhibition, "The Pioneer Interstellar Mission and Beyond", running from 26th October 2022 until 29th May 2023 to introduce the technology and discoveries of the two Pioneer spacecraft, which were launched in the 1970s, and the implications for future space exploration.

The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States in 1972 and 1973 respectively. They travelled through the asteroid belt to explore the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, and studied the solar wind, cosmic rays and heliosphere along the way. Judged by the standards of their time, the Pioneer spacecraft were equipped with innovative scientific instruments, such as a photopolarimeter for taking planetary images and a radioisotope thermoelectric generator for electrical power supply, to name just a few. The information obtained by the Pioneer spacecraft is invaluable. They captured the earliest close-up images of Jupiter and Saturn, confirmed for the first time Jupiter's intense magnetic field and discovered a new ring of Saturn. Although the two spacecraft have lost contact with NASA since 2003 and 1995 respectively, they are both carrying a "message in a bottle" on board - a metal plaque that depicts, along with a pair of male and female figures, symbols that are designed to provide information about the origin of the spacecraft.

The exhibition is divided into seven sections that expound on the flight trajectories and the different components of the spacecraft, their working principles and the epochal discoveries made by the Pioneer spacecraft as well as their unending interstellar journeys. Highlights include interactive exhibits that introduce the power source and the imaging principle of the spacecraft. Visitors can also create their own "message in a bottle" during their visit.

 
Picture shows the trajectories of the two spacecraft, Pioneer 10 and 11, which were launched in the 1970s. The Pioneer spacecraft are now more than 16 billion kilometres away from Earth

The exhibition is being held at the foyer of the Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For further details of the exhibition and programmes see;

https://hk.space.museum/en_US/web/spm/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/the-pioneer-interstellar-mission-and-beyond.html 

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

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ARCHIVES 50 YEARS (from 11th October 2022 until further notice) 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Government Records Service, a thematic exhibition is being held at the HONG KONG PUBLIC RECORDS BUILDING and a series of activities organised under the theme of "Archives 50 Years". The exhibition is open from 11th October 2022 until further notice. A thematic website has also been launched to showcase the development of the Government Records Service over the past five decades, sharing some interesting behind-the-scene stories of staff at work;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/50years/en/home/index.html

"Archives 50 Years" features 50 themes closely related to people's daily lives under four categories, namely "Food", "Land and Housing", "Transport" and "Recreation". The exhibition unveils 50 stories behind the archival records, and takes visitors on a journey through Hong Kong's historical development: as early as in 1847, the Government established regulations to manage the operation of markets. Stanley was, in the early years of Hong Kong, the most populous area on Hong Kong Island. And a cross-harbour tunnel was not the only option for establishing a cross-harbour transport link between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, as a cross-harbour bridge had once been an alternative during the planning stage. Through the "Archives 50 Years" exhibition, visitors can journey through the past and explore Hong Kong in the old days.

Visitors can find the 50 stories and precious archival images by browsing the online exhibition at;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/50years/en/sec3/index.html 



The first government lottery, introduced in 1962, came with a top prize of HK$684,800. Photo shows the draw of the government lottery held at the Hong Kong City Hall in 1964.

The public can also visit the Exhibition Hall in person to view a selection of 10 themes displayed. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5.45pm (except for public holidays), in the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free.

More information on the activities will be released on the GRS website;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/en/index.html 

The Public Records Office (PRO) will also share interesting stories about the exhibition and the work of the GRS staff on its Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/grs.publicrecordsoffice 

In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, cleaning and disinfection measures will be stepped up at the Exhibition Hall. Members of the public are required to wear masks at all times when they are inside the Hong Kong Public Records Building, and follow the infection control measures, including presenting the Vaccine Pass, using the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application, conducting temperature checks upon entering the building and applying hand sanitiser.

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THE SHAW PRIZE 2022 EXHIBITION (until 30th November 2022)

HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM's "The Shaw Prize 2022 Exhibition", which runs from 30th September to 30th November 2022, introduces this year's Shaw Laureates and their outstanding contributions. The exhibition also features basic science knowledge in the laureates' respective academic fields to enable visitors to understand more about the major efforts and achievements contributed to scientific research by top-notch scientists worldwide.

 

Established in 2002, the Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards, namely the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. It is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields, have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, or have achieved excellence in other domains.

The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine 2022 is awarded in equal shares to Senior Vice President and Site Head, San Diego Research, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, the United States, Paul A Negulescu, and Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Director of Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, University of Iowa, the United States, Michael J Welsh. Their remarkable discovery of the molecular, biochemical, and functional defects underlying cystic fibrosis and the identification and development of medicines that reverse those defects can treat most people affected by this disorder. Together, these discoveries and medicines are alleviating human suffering and saving lives.

The two Shaw Laureates in Astronomy 2022 are Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden, Lennart Lindegren, and Adjunct Professor, School of Physics, University College Dublin, Ireland, Michael Perryman. They have made lifetime contributions to space astrometry, in particular for their role in the conception and design of the European Space Agency's Hipparcos and Gaia missions. The results from these two missions offer an exquisitely detailed portrait of the distribution and properties of the stars in the galaxy as well as unique insights into its formation and history, and impact almost every branch of astronomy and astrophysics. This award is also intended to honour the much larger community of astronomers and engineers who made Hipparcos and Gaia possible.

The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2022 is awarded in equal shares to Professor of Mathematics at the University of Princeton, the United States, Noga Alon, and Merton Professor of Mathematical Logic, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, Ehud Hrushovski, for their remarkable contributions to discrete mathematics and model theory with interaction notably with algebraic geometry, topology and computer sciences.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Shaw Prize Foundation, and is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Education Bureau and Hong Kong Education City.

Hong Kong Science Museum is located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. For further details see;

https://hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/exhibition/shawprize.html 

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

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BY THE PEOPLE: CREATIVE CHINESE CHARACTERS (until 26th November 2023) 

The exhibition "By the People: Creative Chinese Characters", being presented under the "Hong Kong Art: Co-Creation" exhibition series and co-curated by the HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART and renowned local designer Freeman Lau is being staged from 9th September 2022 until 26th November 2023. Adjunct Professor of the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Chan Yuk-keung has served as the exhibition consultant. With the theme of Chinese characters, the exhibition features the many roles that Chinese characters play in everyday routines, commercial applications and artistic creation, and the contemporary art creativity presented in Asia through more than 100 sets of exhibits in various media from the collection of the museum, private collectors and institutions.

Chinese characters have been used for over 3,000 years. With their unique structures and shapes, the characters have served as an important conduit and genre for the literati and calligraphers to create their works throughout history. A vast array of applications for Chinese characters have been developed in different places, and all kinds of creative adaptations can be found in the works of craftspeople, artists, the literati and calligraphers. They can also be found in the everyday lives of ordinary people, through their games, religions, festivals and ceremonies. The exhibition presents the value of Chinese characters in the cultural lifestyle and contemporary creation through research on Chinese characters in different areas, providing visitors with multiple perspectives to explore the relationship between Chinese characters, calligraphy and art creativity.

The exhibition has won the support of many artists, collectors and institutions. The diverse exhibits include calligraphy, seal carving, printed matter, photography, video and multimedia installation created by artists from the Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Highlight exhibits include the Old Testament printed in 1865 (the fourth year of Tongzhi in the Qing dynasty), from the collection of Ying Wa College. This precious exhibit is one of the publications printed with Hong Kong Type, which is considered to be the most comprehensive set of Chinese movable type from the 19th century. Other exhibits include the manuscript of "Lee Hon Kong Kai" by Lee Hon, "Couplet in square word calligraphy" by Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing, Chinese contemporary artist Wei Ligang's "Untitled", the digital motion graphics "In woods and mountains" by well-known Hong Kong designer Kan Tai-keung, and calligraphy works for Hong Kong movies by Fung Siu-wa (Wah Gor) and Lui Chiu-wing. The guest curator also invited four local artists, namely Professor Chan Yuk-keung, Hung Keung, Bryan Chung and Hanison Lau, to present their works in response to the theme of the exhibition.

 
Calligraphy works for Hong Kong movies by Fung Siu-wa (Wah Gor) and Lui Chiu-wing

The exhibition is located at the Lab on the 5/F of the Hong Kong Museum of Art at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

For further details of the exhibition see;

https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/exhibitions-and-events/by-the-people-creative-chinese-characters.html

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is devoted to presenting the unique facets of Hong Kong art through research and exhibitions. To foster artistic synergy and enrich the interpretation of Hong Kong art, the museum launched the "Hong Kong Art: Co-Creation" exhibition series in 2018 to coincide with the theme of the museum's annual research programme of Hong Kong art through calling for proposals. The museum closely co-curates with guest curators to give broader perspectives into the museum's research, illuminating Hong Kong contemporary art from diverse points of view.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

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Oi! OnSITE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AND EXHIBITION PROJECT (until 2nd January 2023)

The OIL STREET ART SPACE (Oi!) launched the "Oi! OnSite Artists in Residence and Exhibition Project" early this year, inviting two local artists, Jessica Fu and Vvzela Kook, to conduct regular research on-site and create site-specific works. The duo injected contemporary imagination and meaning into Oi! – where old meets new – through their unique artistic perspective and interpretation. Their work is on display at Oi! from 6th September 2022 until 2nd January 2023, enabling visitors to create personal memories and experiences at the new extension of Oi! to connect people, places and stories in this new urban space.

Artist Jessica Fu joined forces with her collaboration team to create a series of works under the theme of "Data Collecting
(Universe)", including a fictional sci-fi map, image installation "Date Collecting (Tree)" and virtual internet-based work which form a sci-fi story at Oi!, enabling audiences to rethink the reality of the historical site and the elasticity of collective memory through the power of art.

New media artist Vvzela Kook created "Phantom Island" to record the changes in Hong Kong's coastline over the past century with drawings, videos and installations that re-examine the evolution of the city as an organic entity.

 
Artist Vvzela Kook’s work, "Phantom Island"

"Oi! OnSite Artists in Residence and Exhibition Project" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and organised by Oi!, located at 12 Oil Street, North Point.

For details of the project see;

https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/APO/en_US/web/apo/oi_projects_and_programmes.html

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

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MORE BRILLIANCE, STILL DIFFERENT - THE D & B STORY REDUX (until 12th February 2023) 

Following the "A Different Brilliance - The D & B Story" exhibition in 2020, the HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department "More Brilliance, Still Different - The D & B Story Redux" exhibition runs from 29th July 2022 to 12th February 2023 at the Exhibition Hall of the Archive. The D & B Films Company (D & B) together with Golden Harvest and Cinema City were the film industry's "big three" in the 1980s to the 1990s. The films produced by the D & B covered a wide variety of topics, expanding the scope of Hong Kong movies at that time apart from commercial films. The exhibition utilises people as an entry point to explore D & B's capable production team and their contributions.

Based on oral-history interviews with over 40 members of the D & B production team, the exhibition enables visitors to learn more about the company's operational structure, production policies and its creative environment. The large number of interviewees is unprecedented for Hong Kong Film Archive exhibitions, with big names such as Sammo Hung, John Sham, Michelle Yeoh, Yuen Wo-ping, Sylvia Chang, Richard Ng, Cecilia Yip and Chin Ka-lok. Through the interviewees' memories, visitors can capture D & B's rarely known history. These interview videos are complemented by displays of seldom-seen stills, scripts and award trophies.

In addition, a visual collection of special moments from D & B films has been produced through special video editing and projection techniques to offer audiences an immersive experience in D & B's imaginative fairy tales. Another section of the exhibition features recordings which offer insights into "Passion" (1986) and "An Autumn's Tale" (1987), directed by Sylvia Chang and Mabel Cheung respectively. Based on the scripts donated by the two directors, each line of dialogue is correlated with a behind-the-scene memory, reminiscing on the filming experiences of classic scenes. Moreover, the vintage coin-operated telephone model used by the protagonists in "An Autumn's Tale" is available for photo-taking.

 
Photo shows a video of a D & B performance

To complement the exhibition, the Archive will hold a seminar each month from October to February next year. Speakers include Dr Ng Chun-hung, Ip Kwong-kim, Gordon Chan, Chan Hing-kai, Shu Kei, William Yuen, Sam Ho, Joyce Yang, Poon Hang-sang and Janice Chow. All seminars will be conducted in Cantonese while limited seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Admission to both the exhibition and the seminars is free. For further details see;

https://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/en_US/web/hkfa/pe-event-2022-e-dnb.html

To give audiences a more comprehensive view of D & B's production, the Archive will screen numerous D & B films from 30th July to 18th December 2022 at the Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema. Tickets are priced at HK$45 each and are available at URBTIX. For credit card telephone bookings call (852) 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes call (852) 2739 2139 or see;

https://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/en_US/web/hkfa/pe-event-2022-dnb.html 

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/devices before being allowed to enter the HKFA for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering the HKFA must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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ENVISIONING BEYOND LEGACY (until 30th November 2022)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an exhibition "Envisioning Beyond Legacy", jointly presented by the Development Bureau and the Planning Department, is running from 6th July until 30th November 2022 at CITY GALLERY and the adjoining EDINBURGH PLACE in Central.

The "Building a New Era for Hong Kong" exhibit is equipped with Hong Kong's first-ever large-scale interactive LED screen to showcase the planning and infrastructure of Hong Kong, featuring various development highlights including the Northern Metropolis, the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters, the Airport City, culture and sports, harbourfront enhancement, urban revitalisation, and infrastructures for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), as well as the future development directions for Hong Kong. The three development directions of Hong Kong are liveability, competitiveness and sustainable development.

 
The "Building a New Era for Hong Kong" exhibit presents the three development directions of Hong Kong and various development highlights

Another exhibit introduces the planning concept and infrastructure development proposal of the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters. Visitors have the opportunity to become town planners and plan for their ideal third Core Business District of Hong Kong through the "Build the Islands of the Future" game. Real-time proposals from visitors will be added to the simulated islands model and will be displayed on the screen. The collected ideas will also be incorporated into the big data repository for reference by the study team.

The outdoor exhibition zone "Gateway to Future" in Edinburgh Place integrates fun facts related to the sea, land and air infrastructure development of Hong Kong into a board game, illustrating the infrastructural achievements of Hong Kong, the interconnection with the GBA and Hong Kong's important role as an international gateway.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Members of District Councils, professional organisations, schools and more will be invited to visit the exhibition, and a series of activities will also be held to enhance the public understanding of future planning and infrastructure development in Hong Kong.

For further details see;

https://www.citygallery.gov.hk/en/index.html

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THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SERIES: THE BIG EIGHT - DINOSAUR REVELATION (8th July 2022 to 16th November 2022 - EXTENDED TO 22nd February 2023)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HONG KONG SCIENCE MUSEUM is staging a large-scale dinosaur exhibition, "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation" from 8th July 2022 until 16th November 2022 (since extended to 22nd February 2023) showcasing eight of the most iconic fossil skeletons from the dinosaur kingdom.

Owing to the enormous size of the exhibits, the museum has designated a total area of around 2,000 square metres at the exhibition hall to showcase the eight precious fossil specimens of prehistoric creatures from museums and organisations in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Five of the skeletons, including the Triceratops, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus were built from original fossils and reconstructed bones. One of the fossil's skeletons has a high level of completeness of over 90 per cent, which is very unique. The Spinosaurus and Hatzegopteryx are 1:1 reconstructed skeleton models with their original bones on display in showcases next to the skeletons. Exhibits include a baby sauropod displayed in its original buried status. Except for the Tyrannosaurus, the other seven fossil skeletons are on display in Hong Kong for the first time.



Skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus

"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation" is another large-scale dinosaur exhibition, succeeding "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" in 2014. With a novel curatorial approach, the exhibition reveals new scientific insights in palaeontology. Integrating the gigantic size of dinosaurs with multimedia projection techniques, audiences will be offered immersive experiences to appreciate the dinosaurs and to understand the truth of the extinction of prehistoric creatures and the lessons to humans to avoid extinction. The exhibition production team is a respected group of internationally acclaimed professionals, comprising members from Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, etc. Before shipping the exhibits to Hong Kong, the team had to carry out various professional preparatory works including test mounting, frame testing, fossil cleaning and packing. The exhibition is supported by the First Initiative h Foundation, and the foundation's move demonstrates its dedication to contributing to the community and bridging the gap between Hong Kong and the world.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the First Initiative Foundation, and jointly organised by Hong Kong Science Museum and the First Initiative Foundation, the exhibition is exclusively sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and supported by the MTR Corporation.

Hong Kong Science Museum is located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. Admission to the exhibition is free.

For further information see the exhibition website;

https://hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/exhibition/bigeight2022.html

The exhibition is one of the many initiatives supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club's approved donation of HK$630 million to the Government to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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2021 TEA WARE BY HONG KONG POTTERS (from 21st April 2022 until further notice)

The "2021 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" exhibition is being held at the FLAGSTAFF HOUSE MUSEUM OF TEA WARE from 21st April 2022. With around 100 award-winning and shortlisted works from the "2021 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" competition on display, the exhibition shows the versatility of ceramic tea ware creation.

Despite the pandemic, the competition received an overwhelming response by potters. It has received the highest-ever recorded entries, with around 460 tea sets submitted by more than 280 potters. With no limitation on topics, the competition enables participants to demonstrate their creativity. Topics covered by the works include life amidst the pandemic, observation of nature, thoughts about tea culture and reflection on personal life.

In the Open Category, the first prize was awarded to Anna Leung's "Social Distancing", while the second and the third prizes went to Fion Yuen's "Laminated Colour Clay" and Vitus Szeto's "Aye, Aye, Captain" respectively. Winner of the first prize of the School Category was Yip Ho-nin's "High-tea-birds", while the winners of the second and the third prizes were Lai Jen-tong's "Hone the Will" and Ho Kwun-chung's "Amazing Local Snacks" respectively.

First Prize winner in the Open Category, Anna Leung's "Social Distancing"

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware has organised the "Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters" competition since 1986 which aims at fostering and enhancing the public's interest in tea appreciation and ceramic art.

For further details of the exhibition see;

https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Arts/en_US/web/ma/tea-ware.html#01

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

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A MAN BEYOND ORDINARY: BRUCE LEE (long term exhibition until 2026) 

The "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee" exhibition is being held from 28th November 2021 for five years until 2026 at the HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM to showcase around 400 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia and photos, which will enable visitors to look back at the legend of the internationally famous martial arts superstar.

Bruce Lee (1940–1973) was born Lee Jun-fon. He combined various schools of martial arts to create what is known as Jeet Kune Do, and his martial arts movies became classics. Behind the spotlight, Lee loved his family and enjoyed reading. He expressed his emotions and ideas in letters and other types of writing. Through daily training and reflection, he went beyond his limits and became a legend. Following the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life" exhibition which ran from 2013 to 2020, the museum has collaborated with the Bruce Lee Foundation again to present the exhibition "A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee", which features how Lee's perseverance gave birth to the legend that is Bruce Lee through his films, martial arts and life story.

Highlighted exhibits include a baby jacket worn by Lee; a fencing mask he used while studying in Hong Kong; his exam revision notes taken at the University of Washington; his letter to his wife Linda, written while filming "The Big Boss" in Thailand; the first edition of the first book published by him, "Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense"; Jeet Kune Do plaques, and the original set design drawings for the film "Enter the Dragon". Various large-scale lighting exhibits and interactive installations have also been added to the exhibition, including an optical fibre interactive projection installation which displays Lee's martial arts ideas and life philosophy; and an immersive light and sensory installation "Self.Martial Arts.Emptiness", which illustrates Lee's self-actualisation concept.

 
Classic yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in the film "The Game of Death"

 
Photos of Bruce Lee with his wife Linda, son Brandon and daughter Shannon

The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and is jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and Hong Kong Heritage Museum and sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited. Due to copyright restrictions no photography and video-recording is permitted in the exhibition gallery.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located a 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories. It is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). The museum is within three minutes walk of Che Kung Temple Station, on MTR Ma On Shan Line.

For further details of the exhibition and admission arrangements see;

https://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid269.html 

All visitors are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile application to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter offices and venues under the LCSD, except for exempted persons who are aged below 12 or aged 65 or above and those with disabilities that render use of the app difficult. Exemptions will also be granted to individual persons depending on the actual circumstances. All exempted persons are required to complete a record form to register their personal particulars and the date and time of their visit. As it will take time to verify personal particulars of exempted persons under the new arrangement, their waiting time for using public services or entering the relevant venues may be lengthened.

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IDENTITY CARD - A TIMELESS PROOF (from 23rd August 2021 until further notice) 

Having gone from a paper document to a laminated card, from computerisation to smart authentication, the evolution of the Hong Kong identity card (ID card) has witnessed the changes of society and the advancement of technological development since its first issuance in 1949. The transformation of the ID card throughout these 70 years is illustrated in the PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE annual exhibition "Identity Card - A Timeless Proof".

The "Identity Card - A Timeless Proof" exhibition is open from 23rd August 2021 from Monday through Friday, 9am to 5-45pm (except for public holidays) until further notice, at the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free.

The exhibition showcases over 70 holdings. Apart from displaying all generations of ID cards and equipment for the production of ID cards on loan from the Immigration Department, exhibits include photos related to registration of persons in Hong Kong, for example precious historical photos showing members of the public taking the ID card photo and a mobile registration team in action in the 1960s, as well as government promotional posters on ID card registration, etc.

The exhibition also features the reasons behind the changes in the designs of ID cards. Why didn't the juvenile ID card in the 1960s include the photo and given name of the card holder? Why were the photo and given name added to the card in the 1970s? How was the registration of persons legislation amended? Answers can be found in the exhibition.

 
Photo shows the new laminated ID cards issued from 1973 onwards. As juveniles were found illegally transferring ID cards for seeking employment whilst underage despite the legal restriction on the employment age, the photo and full name on the new laminated juvenile ID card facilitated the identification of card holders

For further details of the exhibition see;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/hkid/en/index.html 

In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, cleaning and disinfection measures will be stepped up at the Exhibition Hall. Visitors should follow the infection control measures implemented at the Hong Kong Public Records Building, including wearing masks at all times when they are inside the Building, undergoing temperature checks before entering the Building, applying hand sanitiser and scanning the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or registering through other means.


In addition, the Public Records Office will also hold an online exhibition and roving exhibitions. For details see the Government Records Service website;

https://www.grs.gov.hk/en/index.html

or the Public Records Office Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/grs.publicrecordsoffice