How this Hong Kong developer LOFTER preserves the essences in signature historical items
LOFTER Group is actively exploring a variety of opportunities for developing urban renewal projects across core districts of Hong Kong, with key focus on Grade A Commercial and Luxury Residential Projects.
樂風「舊香港 • 融舊 - 藝術概念館」 8月13日起免費開放公眾參觀
The Museum has built up a sizable collection of materials on the local ethnic cultures. It includes farming implements, rural household wares and furniture, fishing gears and junk models, all of which illustrate the traditional life of local villagers and boat-dwellers, as well as their farming and fishing industries in Hong Kong. Besides, a unique collection of traditional local costumes has also been built up, which includes over 5,500 items of rural and urban clothing and accessories worn by people of different ethnic origins, age and social classes from the 19th century to the 1970s.
Founded to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of China, the museum continually adds to its collection new items that are related to the history of Hong Kong and the territories of South China. Currently, its collection counts over 90,000 historical objects and materials. In the museum guests will see the unique collection of natural history, exclusive historical developments and historical materials, and a wide range of Hong Kong's archaeological objects.
From this magnificent collection, one can learn the life styles of different ethnic groups, such as their living environment, historical development, moral values, customs and beliefs. These historical objects provide a comprehensive source for studying Hong Kong people's social life and history.
The furniture and fittings of more than hundred years of age were acquired by the Museum in 1980 when the shop closed for urban redevelopment. Our Museum dismantled the entire shop and had it reconstructed in this gallery according to its original layout.
It's one of the best historical resources that displays models of town and village architecture. Visitors get a chance to see early newspapers, a complete set of Hong Kong currencies, documents and a huge collection of historical photographs. In addition, you can learn a lot of things about the city. There are many beautiful items that were used in past by the people of Hong Kong. These include village furniture, fishing ships and other fishing equipments, traditional clothes, customs and beliefs.
The Museum has built up a collection of over 70,000 items on local history, which illustrates the development of Hong Kong from its early days. Various facets of life in Hong Kong are depicted in the extensive archives of over 14,000 historical photographs and postcards dating from the 1860s. The majority of the photographs show the streets and everyday life of Hong Kong before the Japanese occupation.
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