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Maps and Charts Preview
Gordian Gaeta Collection by Peter Geldart
 
2 Sep 2017
 
Peter Geldart, a long-time collector of antique maps of Asia, is a director of the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS). He recently curated and wrote the catalogue for Mapping the Philippine Seas, an exhibition of 166 charts of the Philippine archipelago from the early 16th to the 19th centuries. 
 
He is also editor of the PHIMCOS journal, and is now helping the HKMM to  catalogue a collection of maps and charts of China and Hong Kong lent to the museum by Gordian Gaeta. Among the chosen maps in the collection is a chart by Alexander Dalrymple which is the first to show and name Hong Kong island.
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Trip to Guangdong Province

The first-ever overseas excursion organised by HKMM was held on 30 June - 1 July 2015. A two-day exploration to the western arm of the Guangdong province - Yangjiang, and Guangzhou - participating Friends of HKMM members and HKMM staff visited two museums. On Day 1, the group of 16 visited the iconic Maritime Silk Road Museum of Guangdong, situated on the Hailing Island along the Ten Miles Silver Beach, where Dr. Bill Jeffery provided an overview of the shipwreck Nanhai No. 1. On Day 2 the group travelled to Guangzhou to the Guangdong Museum. Overnight accommodations were arranged at the resort-like hotel on the Hailing Island. 

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成為香港海事博物館之友

香港海事博物館是由一群志同道合的熱心人士於2003年成立,矢志保育香港豐富的海事文化,打造海事未來的面貌。

本館是香港註冊的非牟利慈善團體,除舉辦常設及專題展覽外,亦致力推動各式各樣的公眾及教育活動。博物館有幸得到博物館之友和義工的頂力支持,方能秉持博物館的使命,為香港數以萬計的學生提供學習活動、主辦達國際級水平的展覽及搜羅文化遺產珍藏。

香港海事博物館之友每年舉辦不同活動,包括酒會、導賞團、外遊和講座等,當中某些節目更只供會員參與。除享有豐富優惠外,博物館之友也可以推廣大使身份協助博物館籌募經費,推動博物館的發展;或與博物館通力合作,給予籌劃教育項目的建議,服務有需要的普羅大眾。

會員優惠包括:

  • 無限次免費參觀博物館
  • 優先以會員價格預訂收費活動
  • 優先參加各項展覽預覽、講座、座談會和考察團
  • 獲邀參與只供博物館之友參加的活動
  • 購買博物館禮品店的正價產品可獲九折優惠
  • 惠顧Café 8餐廳可獲八五折優惠
  • 獲取季度博物館活動電郵通知
  • 獲取電子版博物館通訊季刊