CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 


BRAVING THE STORM: HONG KONG UNDER JAPANESE OCCUPATION (until 29th June 2016)

An exhibition, "Braving the Storm: Hong Kong under Japanese Occupation", is running at the Thematic Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence from 22nd January 2016 to 29th June 2016. With the display of invaluable artefacts and historical images from the war of resistance against Japan, the exhibition sheds light on the contributions that the people of Hong Kong made to the anti-Japanese efforts in China, and the city's days of darkness during the Japanese occupation.

After the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937, the Chinese people put up fierce resistance together. Hong Kong's unique political and geographical position made it an ideal and major channel for China to import overseas supplies and a base camp for promoting the anti-Japanese campaign abroad. Throughout the war, the people of Hong Kong supported their compatriots in China with both human and material resources. The exhibits, including photos and letters on fundraising, bear testimony to how the intimately connected people of China and Hong Kong stood by one another through thick and thin.

Following 18 days of fierce fighting, the troops defending Hong Kong finally admitted defeat and surrendered on December 25, 1941. The dark days of the Japanese occupation lasted three years and eight months until Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945.

 

Film star Nancy Chan sells "save-the-nation flowers" to raise funds for the anti-Japanese efforts

During the occupation period, the Japanese army implemented a raft of harsh measures: supplies were requisitioned and military banknotes were over-issued, with the result that the economy stalled and people were forced to live in misery. Visitors will have a better understanding of the harsh life of the Hong Kong people through invaluable exhibits such as comics, utility bill receipts, newspapers and historical photos.

 

After the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the executives of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation were forced to sign the banknotes discovered in the vault of the bank in order to purchase supplies from Macau and China. Known as "duress notes", these unbacked banknotes were not recognised shortly after the end of the war, but were later validated as legal tender

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is located at 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm during October to February, 10am to 6pm during March to September. Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of Lunar New Year. Admission is HK$10, Seniors (aged 60 or over) HK$5. Free admission on Wednesdays and for the whole of the month of January 2016.

For further information see the museum website;

http://hk.coastaldefence.museum/en_US/web/mcd/aboutus/introduction.html

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CITY IMPRESSION@CENTRAL (until 4th April 2016) 

An exhibition entitled "City Impression@Central", jointly presented by the Hong Kong Government's Planning Department and the Hong Kong Heritage Project is being held at the City Gallery at 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, from 23rd December 2015 until 4th April 2016. The thematic exhibition shows the story of Central District - the heart of the city - in different time periods.

From the City of Victoria a hundred years ago to a political and economic centre today, Central District has been the heart of Hong Kong. City Gallery, being located right in the heart of Hong Kong, serves to enhance planning education and outreach to the public by creative means. The "City Impression@Central" programme series to encourage the public to explore different dimensions of this unique district in different time periods, in a bid to appreciate Hong Kong's past, which has shaped its present.

 

Historic photos are on display to show Central District in different time periods

The "City Impression@Central"series also ties in with the "Appreciate Hong Kong" Campaign, which encourages people to appreciate and learn more about different aspects of Hong Kong from an enthusiastic and positive perspective. The campaign also aims to unite forces from various sectors of the community, bringing them to work together for the development of Hong Kong.

The exhibition is one of the thematic events of City Gallery's "City Impression@Central" series. To tie in with the exhibition, a series of thematic activities including the Family Plastic Brick Model Workshop, Site Walk Central and seminars, will be held to facilitate an understanding of the history of the Central District and related developments.

City Gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm daily except Tuesdays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except on Tuesdays which fall on public holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year. Admission is free.

For further information see the City Gallery website;

http://www.citygallery.gov.hk/en/whats-new/news02.html

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WEARABLE BLESSINGS: TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHILDREN'S CLOTHING (until 21st March 2016)

An exhibition entitled "Wearable Blessings: Traditional Chinese Children's Clothing" is being held at Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 18th December 2015 until 21st March 2016. Visitors to the musem will be able to take a closer look at more than 200 items of Chinese children's traditional clothing and appreciate the beauty and exquisiteness of past clothing and fashion, as well as gain a better understanding of traditional Chinese culture.

Chinese people are particularly concerned with auspiciousness. They are good at using puns, homophones and symbols in artworks, daily utensils and traditional clothing to express their pursuit of a wonderful life. The exhibition sheds light on the traditional Chinese culture which embraces blessings through children's clothing.

The arrival of a newborn baby is considered the most joyous family event in traditional Chinese society. The older generation would dress children in clothes and accessories with auspicious patterns to wish the child good health and vitality. Therefore, Chinese children's traditional clothing was not only visually appealing and practical, but also richly invested with warm blessings. The exhibition displays Chinese children's clothing including headwear, dresses, aprons, waistcoats and footwear, and accessories such as longevity padlocks and pendants, dating from the late Qing dynasty to the Republican period. Some examples of children's clothing from mid-20th century Hong Kong are also on display as part of the cultural lineage. In addition, children's clothing designed by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University are being showcased, using modern designs and techniques to reinterpret the auspicious motifs on the exhibits.

 
An orange tiger-head cap (1900's)



A hundred households jacket-and-trousers suit with lozenge design (late 19th century to early 20th century)

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen's Mansion and organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum, with support from the Institute of Textiles and Clothing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

For details of the exhibition see the Hong Kong Heritage Museum website;

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/highlights.html

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Ma Lam Road, Sha Tin.

Opening hours – 10am to 6pm Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Closes at 5pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve. Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year.

Admission* – HK$10 (HK$5 seniors over 60, children under 4 free). Free admission on Wednesdays and throughout the whole of the month of January 2016.

Getting there – MTR Che Kung Temple Station exit A then 3 minute walk via footbridge over river or from MTR Sha Tin or Tai Wai Stations 15 minute walk. Bus routes A41, E42, 80M, 86, 89 and 282 stop on Lion Rock Tunnel Road near the museum. 

*Under the "Appreciate Hong Kong" Campaign, all museums of the LCSD, including Hong Kong Heritage Museum, will offer free admission for the entire month of January 2016.

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THE RADIANT MING 1368-1644 THROUGH THE MIN CHIU SOCIETY COLLECTION (until 11th April 2016)

The Ming dynasty, the last unified dynasty in China ruled by the Han Chinese, was a golden age of Chinese art and culture. "The Radiant Ming 1368-1644 through the Min Chiu Society Collection", the grand finale exhibition for this year at the Hong Kong Museum of History, is being held from 16th December 2015 until 11th April 2016, Members of the public can explore this resplendent and diverse culture, as well as the high degree of artistic standards that typified the Ming dynasty, through 300 sets of valuable and varied relics.

Apart from organising academic seminars, appreciation of artefacts and academic exchange activities, the Min Chiu Society often generously loans out previous collections to local and overseas museums for exhibitions. Its far-reaching influence to museum and artefacts appreciation, its achievement and contribution are highly-recognised by both local and international collectors.

Among the many dynasties in Chinese history, the Ming is famous for its prosperous economy. As a consequence its handicraft and commercial industries were well developed. The pursuit of tastes and exquisite lifestyle by literati or common people was a major feature of the Ming dynasty. Recent years have witnessed a revival in the study of Ming history. Thus, the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Min Chiu Society have taken the opportunity to display about 300 sets of items from the collections of members of the Society, including porcelain, lacquer ware, cloisonn赌, furniture, paintings and all kinds of artefacts, to reveal the rich history and culture of the Ming dynasty from perspectives encompassing politics, economy, culture, art, religion and foreign relations, to enrich visitors' understanding of the Ming and Chinese cultures.

Highlights include imperial porcelains and lacquers, porcelains and gilt metal wares with a strong Arabic flavour and varied religious characteristics, precisely shaped Ming-style furniture, magnificent textiles, exquisite openwork jade belt plaques, paintings and calligraphies of the "Four Literary Masters of the Wuzhong Region (Suzhou)", and scholarly objects epitomising the tastes of the literati.



A carved red laquer box in lobed form with longevity motifs and assorted treasures from the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty (Huaihaitang Collection)

Ming-style furniture, known for its unique form and charm, has been hailed as a technological pinnacle of ancient Chinese furniture. It also epitomised the artistic scene, which was dominated by the Ming literati. The exhibition will include a special multi-media demonstration zone whereby, through different projections based on paintings and woodblock illustrations, visitors will be able to appreciate the use of Ming furniture as well as the appearance of a typical Ming house.

 

Huanghuali wooden six-post canopy bed from the late 16th century (Collection of Mr Raymond Hung)

A multi-media programme will also be presented, using animation and panoramic scenes to display detailed porcelain patterns including those of dragons, dragons and phoenixes, and the local scenery, enabling the visitors to know more about the patterns on the porcelain.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Min Chiu Society, and co-organised by the Min Chiu Society and the Hong Kong Museum of History. Solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, it is one of the exhibitions in the 2015/16 Hong Kong Jockey Club Series.

For more exhibition details see the museum website;

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/History/en_US/web/mh/exhibition/current.html

Under the "Appreciate Hong Kong" Campaign, all museums of the LCSD, including Hong Kong Museum of History, will offer free admission for the month of January 2016.

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UNDER THE SAME ROOF: RESETTLEMENT IN THE 1950s OF HONG KONG (from 16th December 2015 until further notice) 

Presented by the Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service (GRS), the exhibition "Under the Same Roof: Resettlement in the 1950s of Hong Kong" runs from 16th December 2015 until further notice at the Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong Public Records Building, taking visitors on a tour of the era of squatters and resettlement in the 1950s.

The PRO is the government body designated for preserving the historical records of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The Office is committed to appraising and acquiring records and materials of enduring value and making them available for public access. Since its establishment in 1972, the PRO has acquired historical records from more than 130 government agencies including the Housing Department and its forerunner the Resettlement Department.

Among the Resettlement Department's archival records in the PRO are reports that document the progress of resettlement in the 1950s. These historical records enable the public to understand Hong Kong's developments in regard to resettlement during that period.

The exhibition presents the history of Hong Kong's progress from a place scattered with squatter huts to the building of resettlement blocks by showcasing about 60 exhibits and images. Highlight images depict scenes including squatter huts built in caves and on trees; some of the earliest resettlement estates in Shek Kip Mei, Lei Cheng Uk, Lok Fu and Wong Tai Sin; and the past and present contrasts of Shek Kip Mei, Lei Cheng Uk and Central, where squatter huts or resettlement estates were once built.

 

Photo of Shek Kip Mei in 1958
 
Other exhibits include a document analysing the cause and a map on the coverage of the squatter fire at Shek Kip Mei, statistical data on the squatter population, a plan showing the location of resettlement estates and cottage areas and three-dimensional and floor plans of resettlement blocks. The exhibition also shows the steps of how a family moved from a squatter hut to a unit in a resettlement estate and the basic facilities provided in a resettlement estate graphically.

 

A squatter area in 1955

To complement the exhibition, the GRS has also specially developed a new Reference Resource Page entitled "Under the Same Roof" with an interactive guide to help users understand life in squatter areas. In the "What Records Tell Us?" section, the squatter areas are introduced and explained. Through this simple and quick introduction, users are able to better understand the life of squatter residents. The "Image Gallery" section includes more than 140 historical images of the squatter areas and resettlement estates in different regions of Hong Kong, and most of the pictures are being displayed for the first time. The "Online Catalogues and Reference List" section sets out the relevant historical records of the PRO. The Reference Resource Page can be easily accessed via the GRS website;

http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/index.htm

The exhibition is open to the public from Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays), from 9am to 5-45pm. Admission is free.

The PRO is located on 1/F, Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.
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FREEMAN LAU & DESIGN: INTER-DEPENDENT DECISIONS (until 30th May 2016)

The "Freeman Lau & Design: Inter-dependent Decisions" exhibition is being held from 3rd December 2015 to 30th May 2016 at Hong Kong Heritage Museum. By viewing the selected works of renowned local designer Freeman Lau, members of the public will be able to understand his contributions to the design and creative industry as well as Hong Kong's cultural development.

Freeman Lau is regarded not only a designer with clear goals in mind but also an artist whose creativity reaches no bounds. This exhibition presents a comprehensive retrospective of Lau's works and offers a thought-provoking journey to visitors.

The exhibition is being held with substantial support from Lau and consists of eight sections, covering the cultural, commercial and public art space projects, as well as the "Chairplay" series, which Lau has been involved in over the past years.

The exhibition also shows interviews with Lau and his mentors as well as other designers, artists, friends and partners who have provided support and interacted with him. Visitors can get to know Lau and his design concepts more comprehensively.

 

“Ming Intertwined” by Freeman Lau

Over a creative career spanning 30 years, Lau has won more than 300 international and local awards. He has made significant contributions in enhancing the identity of Hong Kong design overseas and in promoting design education locally, and was thus awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2006. Lau is now the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Centre and the Secretary General of the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Ma Lam Road, Sha Tin.

Opening hours – 10am to 6pm Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Closes at 5pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve. Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year.

Admission – HK$10 (HK$5 seniors over 60, children under 4 free). Free admission on Wednesdays and throughout the whole of the month of January 2016.

Getting there – MTR Che Kung Temple Station exit A then 3 minute walk via footbridge over river or from MTR Sha Tin or Tai Wai Stations 15 minute walk. Bus routes A41, E42, 80M, 86, 89 and 282 stop on Lion Rock Tunnel Road near the museum.

For more information see the museum’s website;

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid231.html

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WALL-LESS CHIT-CHANT (until 29th May 2016) 

Hong Kong Museum of Art has launched an exhibition "Wall-less Chit-ChaNt" which runs from 28th November 2015 until 29th May 2016 at the Art Square at Salisbury Garden. The exhibition showcases two large-scale artworks to invite members of the public to chat, chant and connect with Hong Kong's pluralist society. The outdoor area at the Art Square serves as a wall-less gallery, which enables the public to get closer to artworks.

At the centre of the Art Square, "Agenda No. 3" is an installation created by Freeman Lau. With the unique form of chairs in black and white combined into 24-seat and 36-seat circular structures with a forum setting, the work symbolises the artist's vision for expressions of diversity.

 

"Agenda No 3" by Freeman Lau

The other artwork, entitled "Sing for Her", is an interactive installation by Dr Zheng Bo. To introduce diverse voices in the heart of the city, Dr Zheng visited different groups and communities living in Hong Kong, including Nepalese, Filipino and Indonesian people, to record music videos that tell of their cultures and histories. Visitors can sing along with the music videos through a huge cornet.

 

"Sing for Her" by Dr Zheng Bo

In addition, a fringe programme entitled "Live Art Daily" conducted by the programme partner, Make a Difference Institute, has been tailor-made to complement the exhibition. Through a series of interactive activities including chat rooms, lectures, studios and phone-in sessions, the connection between Hong Kong artists' art making and their lives will be introduced.

Art Square is located at the forecourt of the Hong Kong Museum of Art at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Admission to the exhibition is free.

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OUR VOCAL TEACHER: HUI PUI (until 30th April 2016) 

Hui Pui (1924-2013) was the vocal teacher of many noted singers and artists, including Ivy Ling Po, Stella Chee, Roman Tam, Liza Wang and Adam Cheng. The Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has organised an exhibition entitled "The Hong Kong Musicians Series: Our Vocal Teacher: Hui Pui" to showcase Hui's musical score sheets, records and photographs, enabling visitors to learn more about this respected vocal teacher and to review the prosperity of Hong Kong's pop music industry from the 1960s to the '80s.

Born in Suzhou, Hui Pui (born Xu Ningyi) was devoted to music from a young age. Hui entered St John's University after secondary school graduation. Because of her keen interest in music, Hui quit the university after a year and entered a renowned music school, the National Conservatory of Music, with a major in vocals to receive her official vocal training.

Hui moved to Hong Kong in 1949. She joined Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited as a ghost singer for movies and taught singing skills to actors. After this start to her career as a vocal teacher, she served as a tutor of the artist training course at Television Broadcasts Limited and was known as one of the four most famous vocal teachers in Hong Kong.

The exhibition is now being held in the Arts Document Reading Room at 10/F of Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay and runs until 30th April 2016. Admission is free.

 

Display at the "Our Vocal Teacher: Hui Pui" exhibition at Hong Kong Central Library

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WONDERFUL TIMES, BEAUTIFUL IMAGES - CALENDAR POSTERS AND MODERN SOCIETY IN THE REPUBLICAN PERIOD (until 30th March 2016)

An exhibition "Wonderful Times, Beautiful Images - Calendar Posters and Modern Society in the Republican Period" is being held from 23rd October 2015 to 30th March 2016 at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, showcasing the social and commercial trends of Hong Kong during the Republican period.

The exhibition introduces Hong Kong's commercial activities during the Republican period and also sheds light on fashionable lifestyles and trends of the time by displaying calendar posters and artefacts with a variety of themes.

Due to the increasingly competitive climate of trade in the early 20th century, it became a popular practice for companies in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong to advertise their products through posters given to customers. Since a calendar was usually printed in the lower part of the poster, the term "calendar poster" was used. The calendar poster was a product of its time which combined a practical purpose as a promotion tool with artistic value.

Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is located at 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong.

Opening hours – 10am to 6pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday. 10am to 7pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 10am to 5pm Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve. Closed on Thursdays (except on public holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year.

Admission – HK$10, Seniors (60 and over) HK$5, Children under 4 free, Free admission on Wednesdays and the anniversaries of Dr Sun Yat-sen’s birth (12th November) and death (12th March).

For further details of the exhibition, see the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum's website;

http://hk.drsunyatsen.museum/en_US/web/sysm/exhibition.html



Poster of the Bakilly Co Ltd, which specialised in cosmetics. The poster reveals that women of the Republican period appreciated a fashionable image. They loved perming hair and wearing Western suits, qipao with improved designs, tights and high heels

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"BRUCE LEE: KUNG FU -ART - LIFE" (five-year exhibition, runs from 20th July 2013 until 2018)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passing away of the internationally renowned martial arts movie star Bruce Lee. A large-scale exhibition, "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life", is being held at the
Hong Kong Heritage Museum in commemoration. Presented by the Hong Kong Government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the exhibition is one of the highlight programmes of the "Vibrant Hong Kong" theme under the territory-wide "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign launched this year. Sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited, the exhibition is open from 20th July 2013 and will run for five years at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.



The exhibition features more than 600 precious relics related to Bruce Lee and the exhibition gallery houses several sets of reconstructions, which were created with ideas inspired by prominent scenes in Lee's five classic kung fu movies as well as his gym and his study to enhance visitors' experiences in viewing the exhibition

Bruce Lee took kung fu to a whole new level of recognition and a new international audience with his natural charisma and physical prowess. He introduced Hong Kong to the world through his films and did more in this area than any other person. Movies such as "Fist of Fury", "The Way of the Dragon" and "Enter the Dragon" have been considered by film critics to be all-time classics that transcend generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. The exhibition takes visitors on a marvellous journey through the life and achievements of Lee: from a rebellious street fighting child growing up in Kowloon to accomplished Hollywood actor and director and revered kung fu master.

Bruce Lee was born on 27th November 1940, in San Francisco. His father, Lee Hoi-chuen, was a celebrated Cantonese opera actor and his mother, Ho Oi-yee, was a daughter of prominent Hong Kong businessman Ho Kom-tong. Lee was brought back to Hong Kong when he was a newborn. Because of his father's strong connections to the world of show business, Lee first came into contact with cinema when he was an infant, making his silver screen debut as a baby in the Cantonese film "Golden Gate Girl", shot in the US in 1941. Outstanding performances in the films "The Kid" (1950) and "Infancy" (1951) earned him praise as a "genius child actor". He left for the US to pursue his studies in 1959 after finishing a final film in Hong Kong, "The Orphan" (1960).

Lee was passionate about martial arts when he was small. He became a student of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man at the age of 13. After he went to the US, the lifestyles and world views of Western society became catalysts for his new conception of the philosophy of martial arts. He began teaching Wing Chun when he was studying at Edison Technical School in Seattle, and later, in 1962, he founded his own Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute at a permanent venue. He also named the martial arts system that had been brewing in his mind Jeet Kune Do - a style with no fixed technical movements and no specific forms.

In 1965, Lee was invited by 20th Century Fox to play the role of Kato in the US TV series "The Green Hornet". His agile and skilful kung fu alerted Hong Kong film producers to his talents, and in 1971 he returned to Hong Kong to resume his career and starred in a number of sensational movies, including "The Big Boss" (1971), "Fist of Fury" (1972), "The Way of the Dragon" (1972) and "Enter the Dragon" (1972). His true and hard-hitting kung fu and jaw-dropping nunchaku skills mesmerised audiences. Lee not only took Chinese kung fu films to the international market but also reached the peak of his life and his career. Sadly, he died suddenly during the shooting of his last film, "The Game of Death", on July 20, 1973, at the age of 32.

Occupying a total area of 850 square metres, the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" exhibition features more than 600 precious relics related to Bruce Lee on loan from a number of local and overseas collectors, including memorabilia of Lee and his costumes, books and gym equipment, as well as his articles. The exhibition gallery also houses several sets of reconstructions, which were created with ideas inspired by prominent scenes in Lee's five classic kung fu movies as well as his gym and his study. Also featuring a 3D hologram animation on Bruce Lee, a newly created 3.5-metre-high statue of Lee and the 75-minute documentary "The Brilliant Life of Bruce Lee", the exhibition will enable visitors to review Lee's life story based on his profile, his movies, his martial arts and his development as a cultural phenomenon from a more comprehensive, in-depth and independent perspective.

 

Displays from the Bruce Lee: Kung Fu. Art. Life exhibition

The exhibition will also include a collector series in which the theme will be changed regularly to show the precious collections of different collectors with an aim of introducing the cultural significance and the influence of Bruce Lee through the collectors' eyes. The first exhibition in the collector series will feature more than 100 products related to the TV series "The Green Hornet" provided by internationally acclaimed US collector Perry Lee. Through this collection, visitors will be able to learn more about the first image of Bruce Lee branded by a US enterprise.

To mark the first anniversary of the exhibition, in July 2014 the museum introduce 12 new sets of exhibits and graphic displays to add a new dimension to our appreciation of the life of the iconic kung fu master. These include Lee's own manuscripts analysing his persona (named Lee) in the film "Enter the Dragon" (loaned from the Bruce Lee Foundation), the metal claw designed by Lee as a prop for "Enter the Dragon" (loaned from Hong Kong collector Mr Stanley Zau Chwan-yeu) and a booked titled "Hu Wei San Jie Gun" ("Tiger Tail Three-section Cudgel") from Lee's personal library (loaned from American collector Mr Perry Lee). 

In addition, the main panel at the entrance of the exhibition has been replaced by a new design created by acclaimed Hong Kong computer animator Mr Shannon Ma, which shows Lee's more graceful side. It also offers visitors the chance to be photographed alongside an image of Lee, in which he is wearing sunglasses and a confident smile.

 

The new main panel at the exhibition entrance, introduced to mark its first anniversary allows visitors to be photographed alongside the star.

To tie in with the five-year exhibition, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will organise a series of education and extension programmes with different themes which will be carried out in phases. The first phase of activities, under the theme "The Bruce Lee that Hong Kong Knew", will include lectures, sharing sessions and interactive demonstrations to explore the life, career and achievements of Bruce Lee from different perspectives.

To enable the public to obtain more information about "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" and to enhance their interest in the exhibition, interactive media will be employed along with social media, a dedicated exhibition website and smartphone apps. Members of the public will be able find from the LCSD's newly launched Facebook fan page, "Visit HK Museums" (www.facebook.com/VisitHKMuseums), a public engagement campaign, directional day tour and exhibition promotional videos, highlights of must-see exhibits, interviews, quotes and the making-of materials for the exhibition.

During the early stage of the exhibition, the museum will arrange viewing sessions and online reservation of tickets for the first two months (from mid-July to mid-September) after the exhibition opens. Visitors can, via email, reserve tickets for a time slot that fits their schedule through the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's online reservation website at blor.lcsd.gov.hk. Visitors will also be able to purchase tickets at the museum.

Online reservation is being conducted in two phases:

* Phase 1: From 10am on 4th July onwards (for exhibition dates from 20th July to August 19th)

* Phase 2: From 10am on 1st August onwards (for exhibition dates from 20th August to 20th September)

Interested parties will only be allowed to make reservations for a maximum of three viewing sessions and four tickets for each session during each phase of online reservation while the quota lasts. The quota will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As the exhibition is classified as a long-term exhibition of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, visitors will only need to pay the museum's standard admission fees to visit the exhibition without any additional charges. However, visitors will be required to present the special admission slip for viewing the exhibition. Standard admission to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is HK$10 with a half-price concession available for full-time Hong Kong students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above. Group tickets at HK$7 each are available to groups of 20 persons or more. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. 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, see the museum's website; 

http://www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/eng/attractions/attractions.aspx 



EXHIBITIONS AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Hong Kong International Airport holds a number of concurrent small exhibitions which departing passengers can visit. For details of current exhibitions at the airport see;

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/passenger/attractions-at-hkia/attractions-at-hkia.html