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Hong Kong Museum of Art: Home to Rare Antiquities and Contemporary Chinese Art

Hong Kong Museum of ArtThe Hong Kong Museum of Art is the main art museum of Hong Kong. It was established in 1962 and was housed in the City Hall in Central. It was moved to its current location at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in 1991 in a structure specifically built to be its new home. Nearby attractions include the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum.  It is currently managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.

The museum is home to a vast collection (around 15,800 pieces) of traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy, antiques and sculpture from Hong Kong, China and other parts of the world, as well as modern pieces by Hong Kong's home grown artists.

The well-documented and preserved Chinese art collection includes ancient objects that that backs to the 16th century such as ceramics, homewares, paintings, calligraphy and textiles. The artifacts are displayed across five permanent exhibition halls. Two other galleries are devoted for temporary exhibitions that are changed on a regular basis.

With its rich collection of heritage pieces and modern art, the Hong Kong Museum of Art offers the best of Chinese antiquities and contemporary art. Aside from the ancient Objet d'art displayed in the indoor galleries, the museum also hosts a number of sculptures dotting its grounds.

It is the mission of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to preserve the cultural heritage of China and promote art among the general public. To maintain an essential international character, the museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources. A wide range of educational programmes are also offered in support of the exhibitions to enhance participants' knowledge of and interest in artistic creation.

Museum Schedule:
Mondays to Fridays 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
Closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year
Free admission on Wednesdays (Except Special Exhibitions)

Hong Kong Museum of Art Photo Gallery

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