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 →

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