27th July 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM)’s new permanent exhibition “Hong Kong Pop 60+” will be open to the public from tomorrow.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition today,, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Caspar Tsui, said, “Hong Kong popular culture includes pop music, the film industry, television programmes and radio broadcasting. It takes inspiration from people’s lives, thus reflecting people’s livelihoods, providing entertainment and keeping company with generations of Hong Kong people. The outstanding works and celebrities nurtured from such culture are famous worldwide.”
Mr Tsui said that in “Hong Kong Pop 60+”, which opened today, visitors of all ages could find their own memories, understand the development of Hong Kong’s history and popular culture, and make a legend that belongs to all Hong Kong people last.
The exhibition focuses on the development of Hong Kong popular music, film, television and radio programmes, as well as comics and toys, from the end of World War II to the early 2000s. It illustrates the evolution of Hong Kong popular culture and introduces the social backgrounds and artistic features. The exhibition encourages visitors to explore Hong Kong’s past and preserve Hong Kong’s diverse culture. Invaluable exhibits include a mini dress covered in sparkling sequins worn by actress Dr Josephine Siao in a Cantonese musical film in the 1960s; a platinum disc won by Sam Hui in 1978 for the album “The Private Eyes”; stage costumes of the late singers Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung and Roman Tam; the first acoustic guitar of the late singer Wong Ka-kui; an admission ticket to the first Miss Hong Kong Pageant in 1973; a coloured sketch by film poster artist Yuen Tai-yung; and the poster artwork, trophies and book collection of designer Dr Kan Tai-keung.
Other officiating guests today included the Chairman of the Museum Advisory Committee, Mr Stanley Wong; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu; and the Museum Director of the HKHM, Ms Fione Lo. Veteran and younger artistes from the music, TV, film and radio broadcasting industries also joined to show support for the exhibition.
The new permanent exhibition is located at the first floor of the HKHM (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin). According to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register their name, contact number and date and time of entry before being allowed to enter museums for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Appeals are made to visitors to download the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app in advance and scan the QR code with the app before entering. Visitors who opt for registering their personal information at the scene are reminded to arrive earlier to avoid delaying their visits as longer time is required for such registration.