Since its establishment in 1975, the Museum has staged more than 100 special exhibitions which cover a wide range of topics and represent the research of our curatorial staff. The exhibitions include: "Fifty Years of Hong Kong Archaeology", "History Around Us: Preserving Our Historic Buildings", "Hong Kong & Macau Currencies", "Local Traditional Chinese Wedding", "Made in Hong Kong: A History of Export Design in Hong", "150 Years of Postal Service in Hong Kong" and "Education in Hong Kong: Past and Present", etc. These exhibitions help to shed light on different facets of Hong Kong's history.
Apart from exhibitions on local history and culture, we have from time to time joined hand with both the Mainland and overseas institutions in organizing exhibitions of an international scope. Among them, "Heavenly Creations: Gems of Ancient Chinese Inventions", "Rise of Modern China: A Century of Self-determination", "The Great Wall: Gems of Cultural Relics of the Nomadic Tribes" and "War and Peace: Treasures of the Qin and Han Dynasties" are typical examples of our joint co-operation with the Mainland counterparts, and in return, exhibitions like "Hong Kong during the Japanese Invasion", "Achievements in the Past and Plans for the Future" and "Bits of Old Hong Kong " were held in Beijing. "Johann Strauss: Thunder & Lightning" and "Napoleon Bonaparte: Emperor and Man" exhibitions even came a long way from afar. We will continue to present exhibitions of diversified themes so as to help widen the cultural horizon of the local citizens.
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