Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Exhibition in Hong Kong

Title : Modern Metropolis: Material Culture of Shanghai and Hong Kong

Shanghai and Hong Kong have developed simultaneously and the pattern of development shared a lot of similarities. The stories of the two coastal cities began more than one hundred years ago. Magnificent architecture appeared along the coast and the building clusters later developed into the Bund in Shanghai and City of Victoria in Hong Kong. In the two cities, the foreign interacted with the local, the traditional merged with the modern, and the new fused with the old to form a unique cosmopolitan lifestyle. This exhibition sets out to illustrate how Shanghai and Hong Kong pioneered China's modernisation, as well as depict the two cities' open, innovative, diversified and commercial way of life through clothing, food, living environment, transportation and culture and entertainment. A collaborative effort between Hong Kong Museum of History and Shanghai History Museum, the exhibition will present some 240 sets of exhibits from Shanghai and Hong Kong, including the metal plaque marking the border of the Shanghai International Settlement, a rickshaw before 1949, a pictorial album with actress Lily Yuen's autograph, a signage for the old Shanghai Race Club, costumes from the early 20th Century, monthly calendars and artefacts of the four major department stores. Please join us in revisiting the cities' social pasts – a cosmopolitan way of life that is prosperous, colourful and in touch with world trends.

Date : 29 April - 17 August 2009 (Closed on Tuesdays)

Address :
100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (next to the Hong Kong Science Museum)

Fee :
^General Opening Days:HK$10
30% discount for group of 20 or more:HK$7 each
50% discount for full-time students / senior citizens /people with disabilities:HK$5 each
^On Wednesdays:Free
^Free Admission for holders of Museum Pass and Weekly Pass

Get more details : The Hong Kong Museum of History

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