HKHM exhibitions win nomination awards from National Top Ten Museum Exhibitions (2022)
Two exhibitions held earlier in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM), namely "Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium" and "Women and Femininity in Ancient China - Treasures from the Nanjing Museum" have each received an International and Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Cooperation Nomination Award from the 20th National Top Ten Museum Exhibitions (2022).
Organized by the National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Chinese Museums Association and the Chinese Cultural Relics News, the award selected 33 domestic, inbound and outbound exhibitions held in 2022 from museums across the country.
The HKHM's "Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium" jointly presented with the Dunhuang Academy, and "Women and Femininity in Ancient China - Treasures from the Nanjing Museum" exhibition jointly presented with the Nanjing Museum have been shortlisted in the outbound category.
These two exhibitions, which allow members of the public to gain a better understanding of Chinese history and culture, received a good reputation. "Dunhuang: Enchanting Tales for Millennium" featured a selection of treasures from the Dunhuang Caves, enabling visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Dunhuang culture and art, and experience the worldly and heavenly aspirations of ancient forebears in their pursuit of the true, good and the beautiful in the Buddhism realm of Dunhuang. "Women and Femininity in Ancient China - Treasures from the Nanjing Museum" exhibition selected exquisite artifacts from the Nanjing Museum including daily necessities and accessories of ancient Chinese women; the embroidery, paintings and artifacts created by talented ancient women; as well as paintings depicting women by famous literati in the past. Visitors can learn about the fashionable demeanor, wisdom and lifestyle of ancient Chinese women through the exhibition.
In addition to promoting Chinese history and culture, the HKHM spares no effort in promoting Hong Kong's diverse culture, in particular, living heritage and creative culture. To tie in with the first Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the HKHM is currently staging various exhibitions related to HK's pop culture including the "Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition" and the "Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition". Both exhibitions were well received by the public and tourists.
The "Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition" showcases Leslie Cheung's classic stage costumes, old photos, vinyl records, music, film and TV works, awards and his personal collection to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the superstar. The exhibition has received more than 149 000 visitors since its opening in late March. The exhibition will last until October 9.
The "Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition" launched in early May is jointly presented by the LCSD and the Hong Kong Film Arts Association. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of HK film arts and costume designs. Through the display of iconic costumes, props, set designs, drawing manuscripts, paraphernalia, videos and reconstructed scenes of workshops, it takes visitors into the world behind the scenes to delve into the establishment of the HK film arts profession, and learn about the nature of Hong Kong film culture. Visitors should not miss this exhibition, which will run until September 4.
The HKHM will continue to promote and preserve the vibrant culture of HK by exploring the diverse cultures of HK and the world.