Special Exhibition： The Development of Banks in Shanghai and Hong Kong
28 November 2007 - 24 March 2008
Special Exhibition Gallery
Jointly presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited
Organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Shanghai Bank Museum
As two of the world's most advanced financial centres, Shanghai and Hong Kong are home to sophisticated financial institutions and extensive transaction network. Although the banking industries in Shanghai and Hong Kong have been shaped by different historical circumstances, early native banks in Shanghai and Hong Kong maintained business relationships with each other, while a number of domestic and foreign-funded banks also developed their business in both cities at the same time. Featuring some 200 sets of selected memorabilia from the Shanghai Bank Museum and Hong Kong, including signboards, banknotes, receipts, savings boxes and books, bank equipment and souvenirs, as well as the reconstruction of a Shanghai native bank and a savings office of People's Bank of China, this exhibition featured the development of banking industry in these two financial centres, how the local co-operation between them complemented their development and how a modern banking industry was able to thrive and prosper in both cities.
Featuring some 500 artefacts and about 100 historical photographs, the catalogue "The Development of Banks in Shanghai and Hong Kong" provides a comprehensive record of the banks in these two financial centres and how the local co-operation between them complemented their development. With a journey through time, you will be amazed at the banking development of the twin cities over the past 150 years.