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Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:35
CE eyes art museum to help improve HK's art, culture
By Xinhua
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:35 By Xinhua

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) receives a briefing from Assistant Director (Special Projects) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Eve Tam on the exhibits of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Dec 27, 2019. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG - Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday she expects the revamped Hong Kong Museum of Art to help improve Hong Kong's art and culture.

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The museum, along with two world-class museums under construction, namely the M+ Museum and the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will stand as unique landmark for culture, arts and tourism on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, raising Hong Kong's art and culture to a higher level, Lam said during a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left) receives a briefing from Assistant Director (Special Projects) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Eve Tam on the exhibits of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Dec 27, 2019. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

Having been closed since August 2015 for a major expansion and renovation, the Hong Kong Museum of Art reopened on Nov 30.

After expansion, the total exhibition area has increased by about 40 percent and the number of galleries has increased from seven to 12, including a two-story gallery allowing the display of large-sized artworks.

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A number of new features of modern architectural design were introduced to the museum. The connection between the Art Square in Salisbury Garden and the outdoor Art Corridor was also enhanced.

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