Hong Kong Pop 60+
1/F Permanent Gallery
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Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Despite being just a small city on the southern border of China, Hong Kong took advantage of its unique geographical position and historical background to become a renowned international metropolis, where East meets West and diversity thrives. In the 1970s and 80s, Hong Kong was the most successful Chinese city in terms of popular culture. The story of Hong Kong popular culture began with the boundless creativity sparked by the post-war baby boom and economic take-off, cultural exchanges with other regions, and hard-working and adventurous artists.
Popular culture is closely related to everyday life, is always in touch with society, and is often interlinked with the mass media. Hong Kong popular culture spread widely through media, like film, television and radio, elevating Hong Kong to the world stage and exerting its deep, broad influence everywhere.
Titled "Hong Kong Pop 60+", this exhibition focuses on the development of Hong Kong popular culture over six decades, from the post-war period to the early 2000s. Featuring more than 1,000 exhibits, the exhibition expounds on the development of Hong Kong popular culture, especially popular music, film, and television and radio broadcasting, introduces popular comics and toys over the years, and shows the life of Hong Kong people at the intersection of Chinese and Western cultures. The exhibition encourages visitors to explore Hong Kong's development, while inspiring us to preserve Hong Kong's diverse culture and create a better future.
Film poster for A Better Tomorrow
Souvenir cup of Dayo Wong's last stand-up comedy show
Manuscript with lyrics of Vulnerable Woman
Vinyl record of Japanese TV series Sugata Sanshiro
Film Poster of The Private Eyes
Wong Ka-kui's first acoustic guitar, bought with his own savings
18th Issue of the Comic Book Miss 13 Dots
James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game
Coloured sketch of a poster for Aces Go Places 3
Red and gold Chinese wedding gown worn by Anita Mui in her last concert
Mini dress worn by Josephine Siao
Floor-standing television set
Filming of a Rediffusion Television drama series