Pop culture exhibition to be unveiled tomorrow

Local | 27 Jul 2021 8:12 pm

Relics of local pop culture, including rock band Beyond's lead vocalist Wong Ka-kui's acoustic guitar and singer Anita Mui Yim-fong's stage costume, would be put on display at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum tomorrow.

The exhibition, named “Hong Kong Pop 60+”, would illustrate the development of Hong Kong pop culture from the end of the Second World War to the early 2000s, featuring more than 1,000 exhibits and introducing their social backgrounds and artistic features.

The exhibition would be divided into three sections. The first section would be about Chinese opera and Western pop music in the 1950s and 60s. Wong's guitar and Mui's costume would be shown in the second section. Exhibits in that section would also include interactive games which allowed visitors to take stage photos as film stars such as Bruce Lee, and the portrayal of the television's role in different ages using projection technology. The third section would include magazines and toys from different eras.

The exhibition would be held at the permanent gallery on the first floor of the museum, which is expected to be able to accommodate several hundred people. Social distancing measures would be enforced at the venue, and the audio tour of the exhibition would be played through loudspeakers instead of earphones.

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