"The Oral Legacies ─ Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong" Exhibition
Date: 1 – 24 November 2019
Time: 9 am – 5 pm (Mon – Sun)
Venue: Exhibition Gallery, 1/F, Shanghai Mass Art Center (125 Guyi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai)
Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government
Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival
In collaboration with
Shanghai Mass Art Center
Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Office
A Programme of "Festival Hong Kong 2019 – A Cultural Extravaganza@Shanghai"
The first Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong, announced in 2017, comprises 20 items of significant cultural value, which are in urgent need of preservation, such as Cantonese opera, Nanyin (Southern Tunes), herbal tea, bamboo theatre building technique, the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival, the Tai Hang fire dragon dance for the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the spring and autumn ancestral worship of clans.
"The Oral Legacies ─ Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong" Exhibition introduces the 20 items on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong from the perspectives of daily life and customs, performing arts and related techniques, festive events, folk beliefs, and ancestral worship of clans. Visitors can also learn more about the Hong Kong-style milk tea-making technique and the sewing technique of Hong Kong-style cheongsams through the distinctive settings in the exhibition gallery.