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Souvenir for 150,000th visitor to "From Eastern Han to High Tang"

One lucky visitor to the exhibition "From Eastern Han to High Tang: A Journey of Transculturation" which is running at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, will receive a special souvenir, a spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said today (April 27).

"The exhibition has been well-received since its opening on March 14 and so far has drawn 134,948 visitors and registered a daily average attendance of more than 3,500 visitors," the spokesman said. As a token of appreciation for support of the public, a fully illustrated catalogue published for the exhibition and a Hong Kong Heritage Museum card holder will be presented to the exhibition's 150,000th visitor.

The catalogue comprises the photographs with brief description of some 300 cultural relics on show. It also includes four academic articles - "The Southern Migration and Sinicization of the Xianbei" by Research Fellow of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Museum Huang Xueyin, "The Art of Glass from Han to Tang" by Research Fellow of The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences An Jiayao, "Buddhist Imagery in North China from the 4th to the 6th Century" by Professor of Beijing University Su Bai, and "Jin, Taquete and Samite Silks: Three Stages of Silk Weaving as Seen in Relics from the Silk Road" by Associate Research Fellow of Silk Museum of Hangzhou Zhao Feng.

The catalogue is available at the Gift Shop of the Heritage Museum for $240.

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum card holder is a work designed by local renowned designer Alan Chan to mark the inauguration of the museum in 2000.

The "From Eastern Han to High Tang" exhibition features some 300 cultural relics selected from 46 museums and cultural institutions in 14 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions featuring the artistic and cultural changes that took place in China from the end of Eastern Han to Tang dynasties. It runs until June 10.

Located at 1 Man Lam Road in Sha Tin, the Heritage Museum opens from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). Admission is $10, with a half-price concession for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and full-time students. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

Car parking spaces are available in the Heritage Museum. A free shuttle bus operates between the Sha Tin KCR Station and the Heritage Museum from 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and from 10am to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays.

For those who prefer to make use of public transport may take the KCR Ma On Shan Line to the Che Kung Temple Station which is within a 5-minute walking distance to the Museum.

For enquiries, call 2180 8188. For details of the exhibition, visit the Heritage Museum's website at .

Ends/Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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