Co-organised by the Development Bureau (DEVB), the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the exhibition entitled "Under the Same Roof: Origin and Art of Lingnan Traditional Architecture" officially opened today (December 12). It is the first exhibition jointly curated by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Exchange and Collaboration on Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Amongst the Greater Bay Area last year.
The Secretary for Development, Ms Bernadette Linn, the Director of Art Exhibitions China, Mr Tan Ping; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Ms Leong Wai-man; and the Deputy Director General of the Guangzhou Municipal Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau, Ms Ou Caiqun, officiated at the opening ceremony.
The exhibition showcases the history and features of Lingnan traditional architecture, as well as the culture and traditions of the Lingnan region and the Central Plains, which share the same origin. Featuring 170 painstakingly selected invaluable items/sets of exhibits from Guangdong, Macao and Hong Kong, the exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to appreciate the distinctive features of Lingnan traditional architecture from a close distance. Most of the exhibits are displayed in Hong Kong for the first time. Highlight exhibits include the Panyu shrine, a grade-one national treasure from the Guangdong Museum of Folk Arts; the earliest discovered green-glazed barrel tile and board tile from the Nanyue King Museum; cased coloured glass windows and woven bamboo architectural decorative components from the Macao Museum; a carved red sandstone column base of the Chenghua reign of the Ming dynasty unearthed in Hong Kong; traditional building components on loan from various clans, temples and private organisations in Hong Kong.
The exhibition runs at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, until June 2 next year. Admission is free. For details, please visit the website of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) of the Development Bureau (www.amo.gov.hk/en/news/index_id_146.html?year=2023) or call 2208 4488.
The AMO has also produced a short video about the preparation of the exhibition which can be viewed at the AMO's website.
Ends/Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:36