“Yesterday’s Vacation in HK” Exhibition
The Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service (GRS) today (September 15) launches the annual thematic exhibition “Yesterday’s Vacation in HK”, which takes the audience on a journey through Hong Kong’s past.
Featuring a selection of tourism-related archival holdings from the 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition unveils visitors’ diverse experience in the city and a variety of tourist attractions under four themes, namely “Sight and Scenes”, “Shopping Paradise”, “Paradise for Foodies”, and “Happenings in the City”. The exhibition also sheds light on different facets of lives in old Hong Kong.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the Exhibition Hall where a selection of over 70 archival holdings is on view starting from today. A thematic backdrop near the entrance of the Exhibition Hall offers a photogenic spot for the audience to begin their exhibition journey. An “Exhibition Pass” booklet is also available on-site. The exhibition opens from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5.45pm (except for public holidays), in the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free.
Members of the public can find more precious archival images by browsing the online exhibition (www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/yvhk/en/home/index.html), and follow the Facebook Page of PRO (www.facebook.com/grs.publicrecordsoffice) for more interesting stories covered in the exhibition.
PRO will host roving exhibitions in different districts in the coming months, and the relevant information will be announced later on the GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk). For enquiries, please call the PRO at 2195 7700 or email to email@example.com.