Hong Kong Museum of Art

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Coordinates: 22°17′36.77″N 114°10′19.29″E / 22.2935472°N 114.1720250°E / 22.2935472; 114.1720250

Hong Kong Museum of Art
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Traditional Chinese 香港藝術館
Simplified Chinese 香港艺术馆
The entrance to the museum
Sculpture in grounds of HK Museum of Art

The Hong Kong Museum of Art (Chinese: 香港藝術館) is the main art museum of Hong Kong. It is currently managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.

A branch museum, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, is situated in the Hong Kong Park.

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum changes its displays regularly. The exhibitions in the museum are mainly of paintings, calligraphy and sculpture from Hong Kong, China and other parts of the world. It has cooperated with other museums as well.

History[edit]

The museum was established as the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery in the City Hall in Central by the Urban Council in 1962.[1] Before leaving City Hall in 1991, the museum occupied the 8th (rear portion), 9th, 10th, and 11th storeys of the High Block.[2] These floors now house a public library.

In 1991, it was moved to the present premises at 10 Salisbury Road, near the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum, in Tsim Sha Tsui.

The museum is slated to receive a $400 million expansion and renovation.[3][4]

Transportation[edit]

The museum is within walking distance of both East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR). It is even nearer the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, which offers services to Wan Chai and Central.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Museum". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Museum of Art, Designation of Premises as a Museum and as a Civic Centre". Urban Council. 5 October 1991. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Chow, Vivienne (14 February 2013). "Museum of Art to get a facelift". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Expansion and Renovation of the Hong Kong Museum of Art" (PDF). Legislative Council Panel on Home Affairs. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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