It presents thematic exhibitions organized by schools or community organizations on the local history and culture of Hong Kong, especially in the New Territories.
“Auspicious Patterns used in the Tang Architecture in Ping Shan”
(Produced by Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long))
This exhibition identifies different types of auspicious patterns used in the Tang architecture in Ping Shan, and to find out their auspicious meaning behind. Visitors can not only realize the fortune of these patterns on traditional architecture but also cultivate their interests in folk decorative arts.
“Petty Person Beating”
(Produced by STFA Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School)
“Petty Person Beating” is a folk ritual popular in Guangdong and Hong Kong. During Jing Zhe, the first thunder of the year as predicted by the lunar calendar, many people will go to the flyover known as Ngo Keng Kiu in Causeway Bay and ask Hong Kong’s professional beaters who are experienced old ladies beat the “petty person” out of your life with their shoes. This exhibition introduces the origin and sustainability of the ritual as well as the work of beaters so as to enhance the understanding of this Chinese traditional living culture.