Eye on the Museum (1)
Establishment of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
It is the 45th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2007. Let us take this opporturnity to review our development and growth.
The City Hall at Edinburgh Place was opened on March 2, 1962. It was the first multi-purpose civic centre built for the public. The high block contained an exhibition gallery, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, formerly known as the City Museum and Art Gallery. In 1965, three years after its opening, the City Hall facilities were found inadequate and the Museum and Art Gallery select committee proposed a new museum in its report to the government.
The City Museum and Art Gallery was split into the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Museum (now the Hong Kong Museum of History) in July 1975 and the Hong Kong Museum of Art remained in the High Block. After years of planning, construction of the new Museum of Art started in 1987. On November 15, 1991, the Hong Kong Museum opened its doors at the current Tsim Sha Tsui premises.
You are cordially invited to join our celebrating programmes throughout the year. Be our honourable guest!