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HKMM / STEYR MOTORS Exhibition Project Launch

11 Oct 2017

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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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Why Join Friends of HKMM?

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) story began when it was incorporated in 2003. This decision was taken by a group of people who recognised the need to preserve the rich maritime heritage of Hong Kong and provide an environment where visitors can share a common passion for ships and the sea. 

As an independent registered Hong Kong charity, HKMM offers a wide range of educational activities and public programmes coupled with permanent and special exhibitions for visitors from all walks of life.  The assistance of our Friends and volunteers are important for the Museum to provide ongoing learning opportunities to thousands of local school children, host world-class exhibitions and purchase cultural heritage objects that support the mission of the Museum. 

Friends of HKMM hosts exclusive events including evening drinks, private guided tours, expeditions, seminars, talks and more.  When you become a Friend of HKMM, in addition to enjoying a wealth of benefits, you will be contributing to the fundraising efforts of the organisation and become a Museum ambassador.  The Friends group operates with the assistance of Museum’s staff to help identify priorities in public programming for the benefit of the underprivileged in Hong Kong.

Friends’ benefits include:

  • Unlimited free admission to HKMM
  • Free admission to exhibition previews and at least one member-only event
  • Priority access to talks, seminars and expeditions, with preferential booking and membership rates on paid events
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events
  • 10% discount at HKMM Gift Shop on regular items
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s rooftop Café 8
  • Email alerts on upcoming museum activities

Upcoming Activities

Month
Day
Time
Category
Title
Quota
June
17
14:00 – 17:00
Family Activities
家庭活動
 “Learning More About Maritime Silk Routes”- Spices (Friends-priority)
「海上絲綢之路知多啲」-認識南洋香料(會員優先)
10
June
30
19:15 – 22:00
Special Themed Tour
專題導賞
A Night at the Museum- Maritime Silk Road
博物館之夜-海上絲綢之路
Nil
Jul
TBC
TBC
Family Activities with a Captain
家庭活動
Be a Captain! Simulator Experience & Guided Tour of Maritime Industry (Friends exclusive)
我要做船長!船舶模擬駕駛體驗及航運業發展導賞團(會員尊享)
15
Aug
21
15:00 – 16:30
Excursion
戶外遊蹤
Footprints of Hong Kong: Visit to Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) (Friends-exclusive)
香港足跡– 參觀香港國際貨櫃碼頭(會員尊享)
20
Aug
TBC
TBC
Exhibition Opening
展覽開幕禮
East Meets West: The Maritime Silk Road during the 13-18th Centuries Exhibition
《東西匯流:十三至十八世紀的海上絲綢之路》展覽
Nil
Sep
9
TBC
Family Activities
家庭活動
Object Handling Session (Friends exclusive)
文物全接觸– 親子導賞團(會員尊享)
15
Oct
19
TBC
Academic Programme
學術講座
International Map Collectors Society Symposium – Lecture Programme (Special discount)
第三十六屆國際地圖學術會議(香港)2018 (會員優惠)
 
Nov
11
TBC
TBC
Exhibition Opening
展覽開幕禮
Activating Local RecordsExhibition
《糧船灣志.「活」地方志》展覽開幕
Nil
Dec
十二
13
TBC
Exhibition Opening
展覽開幕禮
American Traders in China Exhibition (tentative)
《龍與鷹︰美國商人在中國》展覽(暫名)
Nil
Dec
十二
TBC
TBC
Party
派對
Christmas Party
博物館聖誕派對
Nil