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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Digital Dunhuang — Tales of Heaven and Earth

1/F Thematic Galleries 3, 4, 5 & Function Place
11 July 2018 – 22 October 2018

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Supported by Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong)

With their vast repository of Buddhist art, the Dunhuang Caves have been acclaimed as an "Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages". Following the great success of Dunhuang – Untold Tales, Untold Riches exhibition in 2014, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is delighted to join hands once again with the Dunhuang Academy in presenting another exhibition on Dunhuang's grotto culture. This newly curated exhibition will highlight the achievements of digitisation projects of the Dunhuang Academy, together with a presentation of unearthed artefacts, the grotto art of Dunhuang, and the latest multimedia technology, to allow visitors an opportunity to study Dunhuang culture up close and appreciate the stories of the Buddhist realm and the ordinary people.

Technology plays more and more important role in the cultural heritage conservation. The Dunhuang Academy is a pioneer in the field among the cultural institutes in Mainland China and has made substantial achievements in digitisation, 3D scanning and virtual reality representation of the Dunhuang relics, not to mention its accomplishments in promoting the cultural heritage of Dunhuang through internet and multimedia programmes. The exhibition will showcase over 100 exhibits including the replica cave of Mogao Cave 285, virtual caves, a digitised monumental mural of Mogao Cave 61, Mount Wutai, artefacts and archives, interactive multimedia installations and audio-visual programmes, to offer a unique museum experience that allows visitors to learn about the history and art of the Dunhuang Caves.

During the exhibition period, a mini display on Dunhuang music culture will be held in the Function Place on the first floor of the Museum.

Opening Hours and Address

Admission

Special Programmes for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Digital Dunhuang – Tales of Heaven and Earth

Guided Tour

Audio Guide Service
Online audio guide service is available for this exhibition. In the exhibition galleries, visitors can scan the QR codes with the smartphones to enjoy the information of our selected exhibits.
Friendly reminder:
Please enjoy the audio guide service with earphone for better result and avoid disturbing other visitors.

Theatre Programmes

 

Exhibit Highlights

Mogao Cave 285

Mogao Cave 285

Western Wei period

 

Amitayurdhyana Sutra tableau

Mogao Cave 217
High Tang dynasty

Amitayurdhyana Sutra tableau

 

Tableau illustrating the Sutra of Prophecy of Maitreya's Rebirth on Earth

Tableau illustrating the Sutra of  the Prophecy of Maitreya's Rebirth on Earth

Yulin Cave 25
Mid Tang dynasty

 

Contest of magical powers between Raudraksa and Sariputra

Mogao Cave 196
Late Tang dynasty
Copy by Li Chenxian, Huo Xiliang and Li Fu

Contest of magical powers between Raudraksa and Sariputra

 

Wutai Mountain (Detail)

Mount Wutai (Detail)

Mogao Cave 61
Five Dynasties period

 

Donor Portrait of Lady Wang from Taiyuan in Worship

Mogao Cave 130
High Tang Dynasty
Copy by Duan Wenjie

Donor Portrait of Lady Wang from Taiyuan in Worship

 

Paired apsaras and Bodhi tree

Paired apsaras and Bodhi tree

Mogao Cave 321
Early Tang dynasty

 

Stone Statue of the Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King

Tang dynasty

Stone Statue of the Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King