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Distributed for HKU Museum and Art Gallery

Early Hong Kong Travel 1880–1939

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Benjamin W. Yim and Louis Vuitton Collections

Distributed for HKU Museum and Art Gallery

Early Hong Kong Travel 1880–1939

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Benjamin W. Yim and Louis Vuitton Collections

As part of The University of Hong Kong’s centennial celebration programme, the University Museum and Art Gallery presents an exhibition on early Hong Kong travel, from 1880 to 1939. In collaboration with an established collector, Benjamin W. Yim, the exhibition, with the participation and support of The Hong Kong Heritage Project, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited and Louis Vuitton, features over 100 exhibits. Vintage menus, cabin trunks, programmes, postcards, photographs, luggage labels, travel guides and brochures, together with other miscellaneous items associated with recreational activities, are on view. To give visitors a glimpse of Hong Kong’s pre-war colonial past, this exhibition, using travel as a theme, attempts to present impressions of Hong Kong as it would appear to European and American visitors arriving by ocean liner. The exhibition presents a number of late nineteenth century features in order to give visitors a realistic experience of what it was like to be in the city a century ago. This volume is the catalogue of the exhibition.

360 pages | illustrations throughout | 9.5 x 12.5


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