Return! Another Look at “The Dragon and the Eagle” and “The Silver Age” 歸來! 《花旗飄洋》、《白銀時代》互動新詮譯

1 July 2020 onwards Long Gallery 2020 is a challenging year for Hong Kong and the rest of the world. We have been contemplating how best to practice social distancing while presenting our maritime heritage, Hong Kong harbour and global shipping stories to the public, in an entertaining yet informative way. With the implementation of... Continue Reading →

Humans and the Ocean 人類與海洋

May 2019 onwards, B Deck The ocean has always played a fundamental role in the development of human civilization. The close relationship between humanity and the ocean is reflected in the growth of early settlements in river valleys during the pre-historic period, the rise of global maritime trade and modern economic developments. At the Hong... Continue Reading →

East Meets West: Underwater Archaeology and the Ancient Maritime Trade 《東西匯流:水下考古與古代海上貿易》

October 2019 onwards, B Deck Underwater World Gallery Our underwater heritage encompasses the rich cultural relics of humankind. Such heritage, discovered through underwater archaeological investigations, provides testimony to our shared history and the Maritime Silk Routes which Chinese, Arab, Asian and Western traders followed for over 2000 years.  The term, “die Seidenstraße” (The Silk Routes), was first coined by the German geologist Ferdinand Von Richthofen... Continue Reading →

The World on Paper: From Square to Sphericity 紙納乾坤:從天圓地方到寰宇天下

18 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 The Qian Kun, one of the trigrams in the Yijing (Book of Changes), traditionally represents the concept of tiandi (heaven and earth) for the Chinese. Chinese understanding of the outside world was changed gradually by expeditions and exploration. During the Ming and the Qing dynasties, Western missionaries introduced new concepts and discoveries in fields... Continue Reading →

THE DRAGON AND THE EAGLE: American Traders in China, A Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900 花旗飄洋-1784至1900年遠航來華的美國商人

14 December 2018 - 14 April 2019 The dragon and the eagle have long been recognised as the symbols of China and the United States respectively. At the end of the eighteenth century, China was the oldest empire in the world, while the United States was the youngest republic. Their initial relations began when the... Continue Reading →

East Meets West: Maritime Silk Routes in the 13th – 18th Centuries 東西匯流—十三至十八世紀的海上絲綢之路

14 August - 11 November 2018 East Meets West: Maritime Silk Routes in the 13th -18th Centuries is the highlight of the HKMM exhibition programme this summer. Co-organised with the Guangdong Museum and supported by the Department of Culture of Guangdong Province and Home Affairs Bureau HKSAR, and sponsored by The Swire Group Charitable Trust, the... Continue Reading →

Passions for Shipbuilding 造船熱忱

18 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 Co-organised with the Shipowners Association, this exhibition aims to provide the public, particularly young people, with first-hand experience and close appreciation of modern shipbuilding. It seeks to do so through usage of various representative modern ship models, and learning opportunities regarding the structures of merchant ships, the development of... Continue Reading →

The 36th IMCoS Symposium cum Exhibition, Hong Kong; Cultural Encounters in Maps of China

第三十六屆國際地圖收藏家協會(IMCoS)香港研討會兼展覽: 中國地圖中的文化碰撞 19 October to 11 November 2018 Long Gallery*, Small Theatre and B4 Gallery of B Deck Hong Kong Maritime Museum To complement the 36th International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCOS) Symposium held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), a special exhibition titled “Cultural Encounters in the Maps of China” curated by the HKMM... Continue Reading →

The Silver Age: Origins and Trade of Chinese Export Silver 白銀時代——中國外銷銀器之來歷與貿易

19 December 2017 - 25 February 2018 Silver, as early currency, has been linked to global economy, maritime trade and international relations. Silver wares made by this rare metal triggered the technical and cultural exchange of handicrafts between countries and regions. Curated by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and co-organized with the Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Guangdong Museum, this... Continue Reading →

On Sharks And Humanity 鯊魚與人類

29 June 2017 - 31 December 2017 On Sharks and Humanity is a powerful contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Parkview Arts Action and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and launched in partnership with the international non-profit organization WildAid. With the aim of raising public awareness about the pivotal role sharks numbers play in maintaining the balance... Continue Reading →

One Man’s Legacy: Lee Fook Chee’s Photographs, Hong Kong in the 1950s 流光迅影:李福志1950年代香港紀實照片展覽

1 Oct to 30 Oct 2016 Co-organized with The Photographic Heritage Foundation  This exhibition presents the photographs and life story of Lee Fook Chee. Born in Singapore, Lee became a seaman and came to Hong Kong in 1947. He became a photographer, and captured the images of Hong Kong during the 1950s, producing memorable images... Continue Reading →

‘Out of the Blue’ Photographic Exhibition

25 November to 31 December 2016 Guest Exhibition Venue sponsored by Hong Kong Maritime Museum The Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch, together with the Royal Geographical Society (HK), will organize an exhibition of the winning photographs in the Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography awards from 25 November to 31 December 2106 at the... Continue Reading →

Coastal Watch Project – Turning the Tide Against Marine Litter 育養海岸 – 守護海洋的日子

29 Oct 2016 to 21 April 2017  Marine litter is a persistent problem in Hong Kong, threatening not only our scenic coastlines but also our marine ecology and the marine food chain. An average of 15,000 tonnes of marine litter is collected by the Hong Kong government annually, while thousands of tonnes more lies uncollected on our beaches and shorelines. Marine... Continue Reading →

Asian Monsoon 亞洲季候風

2 Jun 2015 - 12 Aug 2015  The Asian Monsoon impacts agriculture which feeds two-thirds of humanity The Asian monsoon is one of the dominant climatic features of planet Earth and largely controls the environmental conditions of the most populous continent in the world. In the past, changes in the Monsoon have led to floods... Continue Reading →

The Selden Map and Other Treasures from the University of Oxford 針路藍縷:牛津大學珍藏明代海圖及外銷瓷

21 Mar 2014 - 23 Jun 2014  This exhibition presented the early 17th century maritime heritage of the Ming Dynasty, including unique collections from the Oxford University’s Boldeian Libraries. Most of the objects were displayed to the public in Hong Kong for the first time.  This exhibition was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum... Continue Reading →

Around the World in 8000 Days: Travels with Michael Palin. Photographs by Basil Pao 八千日環遊世界 米高沛林之旅 鮑皓昕影展

30 Oct 2013 - 10 Nov 2013  For more than 25 years, the multi-talented Michael Palin and photographer Basil Pao teamed together and traveled the world.   Michael Palin established his reputation as a founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a television series and films altered the course of comedy and influenced generations of... Continue Reading →

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