On the Verge of Metropolis: Squatters in Hong Kong 繁華邊緣︰香港寮屋

Exhibition 展覽
20.10.2019 – 31.01.2020

A visual journey in post-war Hong Kong. These rare and striking images remind us a time before Hong Kong emerged as the high-rise financial hub we know today.

Friday – Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Monday – Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00 (By appointment only) –> Please click here

一段戰後香港的視覺旅程。目下的金融樞紐,遍地高樓;這批罕有且令人印象深刻的影像讓我們窺見香港變身前的舊貌。

星期五至星期日
早上10時至下午6時

星期一至星期三
早上10時至下午5時 (只供預約參觀) –> 請按此


Talks 講座
20.10.2019

13:30
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14:00
On the Verge of Metropolis: Squatters in Hong Kong by Mr. Ko Tim Keung (Cantonese)
The speaker will talk about how the squatters dominated the city scene between the 1950s and 1970s. He will also share with the audience some stories about life in squatters in those unforgettable years.

繁華邊緣︰香港寮屋 -高添強先生 (粵語)
講者會闡述寮屋如何成為1950至1970年代本港隨處可見的城市景象,同時會與聽眾分享那些年,寮屋生活的難忘點滴。

15:30
Some Historical Notes on Two Squatter Areas by Dr. Patrick Hase (English)
The talk is based on historical research into two squatter areas: the Hau Wong San Tsuen, outside Kowloon City, and Kwu Tung, between Sheung Shui and Yuen Long, an area typical of the more dispersed type of squatter settlement typical of the New Territories.

兩個寮屋區的歷史發展 - 夏思義博士 (英文)
講座涵蓋兩個寮屋區的歷史發展:侯王新村(位於九龍城外圍)及古洞(位於上水與元朗之間,為典型的新界寮屋地帶)。

About the Speakers 關於講者
Mr. Ko Tim-keung, Historian-in-residence, was formerly council member of Royal Asiatic Society (Hong Kong Branch) and member of Antiquities Advisory Board. At present, he serves as museum expert adviser for the Leisure and Culture Services Department and advisor of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has written extensively on various aspects of Hong Kong history.

高添強先生,駐場歷史學家,前皇家亞洲學會(香港分會)幹事、古物諮詢委員會成員,現為康樂及文化署博物館專家顧問及香港海事博物館館藏委員會成員,曾出版多本與香港歷史有關的專著。

Dr Hase has studied the history and traditional life of the New Territories and its people for over forty years.  He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of the New Territories, including The Six-Day War of 1899, Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism and Forgotten Heroes: San On County and its Magistrates in the Late Ming and Early Qing.  He is a past president and honorary fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong, and serves as honorary advisor to several museums in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kaiping.

夏思義博士研究新界歷史、傳統生活以及民居逾四十年。著有多本有關新界歷史的書籍及多篇文章,包括《被遺忘的六日戰爭──1899年新界鄉民與英軍之戰》及“Forgotten Heroes: San On County and its Magistrates in the Late Ming and Early Qing”。夏博士亦是皇家亞洲學會香港分會的前任會長和榮譽院士,並在香港、深圳和開平多家博物館擔任榮譽顧問。

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