Eye on Hong Kong
To mark our 10th anniversary, the Hong Kong Heritage Project is proud to present a collection of previously unpublished photographs depicting Hong Kong life in the 1950s taken by Lord Lawrence Kadoorie. The photographs capture daily lives, changing landscapes and rapid social and economic development. Taken together they offer a remarkable view of the tremendous efforts made by our citizens in rebuilding Hong Kong after the Second World War, reshaping its economy and bettering their lives.
September 2017
City [email protected]
To explore different dimensions of our unique Central District, HKHP and the Planning Department jointly present City [email protected] The exhibition brings together precious photographs and videos from HKHP’s Archive, selected works of renowned photographer Mr. Chak Wai-leung, and Lego models creatively crafted by young enthusiasts, in a bid to appreciate Hong Kong’s past, which has shaped our present.
December 2015
Factory Hong Kong
Jointly presented by the HKHP and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), organised by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO), the FACTORY HONG KONG exhibition pays tribute to entrepreneurs and factory workers in the manufacturing industry, whose unfaltering commitment had contributed to Hong Kong’s miraculous economic expansion from the early post-war years to 1980s, while examining the crucial role the industry had played in the process. The exhibition featured interesting historical information and photographs, never-before-published oral testimonies, as well as creative art pieces developed by students of the Hong Kong Design Institute, all depicting the golden days of industrial Hong Kong in the past century.
June 2015
Peak Tram Goes To City Gallery
From a mere means of public transportation to a touristic amenity and an icon of Hong Kong, the Peak Tram has witnessed the dramatic transformation of our city over the past century, while connecting people in Hong Kong and beyond. Planning Department in collaboration with The Hong Kong Heritage Project presented a thematic exhibition on “City [email protected] – On the Right Track” to examine the changing but unique role of The Peak Tram, discovered its proximity and explored the memories of early commuters, Tram staff, the architect of old Peak Tower, as well as the Peak Tram’s lesser-known stories.
April 2015
Rising From The Ashes
This exhibition featured Hong Kong’s rich agricultural heritage and Tai Po’s early industrial development. Items on display included a rare collection of “New Territories Weekly” newspapers from HKHP’s Archive, hand tufting tools and rugs from Tai Ping Carpets as well as the premier of HKHP’s agricultural animation “Happy Farmer”. HKHP’s galleria is part of the H.A.D. Walk 2014 event organised by Hulu Culture.
January 2014
Remembering Our Urban Legacies
HKHP's first large-scale outreach event, the programme explored Hong Kong's urban legacies through creative design talents, oral histories and written memories. The programme includes: A Postcard for your Thoughts campaign which delivered landmark postcards across the city, and elicited hundreds of written memories, thoughts and experiences from the general public. The postcards were created by students from SCAD Hong Kong; a community oral history activity for 50 secondary students led by 20 Hong Kong Baptist University students; an exhibition showcasing outstanding postcard entries along with other audio-visual materials from HKHP's Archive.
July 2013