"Historical Imprints of Lingnan: Major Archaeological Discoveries of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao" Exhibition
11 June – 1 September 2014
Special Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of History
Jointly presented by
Department of Culture of Guangdong Province
Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Macao SAR Government
Hong Kong Museum of History
Showcasing over 700 items of archaeological finds from the most significant sites in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, the exhibition explores the historical and cultural developments of the three places spanning from the Palaeolithic period to the Ming dynasty and introduces the major archaeological achievements, the technological advancements in archaeological excavations and the progress of promoting public archaeology in the three places over the decades. Highlights include important stone tools and ornaments unearthed from the Neolithic sites in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, exquisite items discovered from the palace and the mausoleum sites of Nanyue Kingdom and the South Han dynasty in Guangzhou, porcelains excavated from the Song shipwreck in Yangjiang and Ming shipwreck in Nanao, as well as the Ming dynasty blue and white porcelains excavated from the St. Paul's College site in Macao.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Hong Kong Museum of History has organised an international conference during the exhibition period. Experts and scholars have been invited to present their research findings on the archaeological discoveries of the Lingnan region.
The exhibition received the International and Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Cooperation Award from the 12th (2014) National Top Ten Museum Exhibitions.