Around the Cultural Centre precinct

This post is still related with HK Museum of Art. But I’ll bring you outside instead.

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The museum showcased some statues outside the museum (somewhere near the cafe).

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This museum is excellent point of learning history (they had an exhibition during the early days of the British colony).What I hate about it is the exterior. It’s ugly.

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I’m not a fan of their tiles. It’s like I’m walking back to ’70s or ’80s. I thought Brisbane’s Cultural Centre looks outdated in particular Queensland Museum (except SLQ & GOMA).

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Though you can get uninterrupted view of CBD from here (without being blocked by passer-bys or fellow tourists).

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This is the exhibition I was talking about earlier. I wouldn’t mind if the museum is redesigned similar to Louvre. ๐Ÿ˜€ (I really hate the tiles)

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This is the promo for another exhibition on the British. When I was at the exhibition hall for this, most of the patrons were French.

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Upgrade the looks and I’ll give this museum a five-star rating.

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I guess it’s time for Nathan Road.

Hopefully I could post stories from Cleveland and Surfers Paradise soon. Oops, not to forget Jakarta and West Nusa Tenggara.

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Hong Kong Museum of Art

I’ve brought you inside Macau’s Museum of Art. Now, I’ll bring you inside Hong Kong Museum of Art. This trip was sometime in early January 2011. I still remember the date but I won’t reveal it here.

Well, HK Museum of Art is not free. It’s only free on Wednesday (I find it weird that lots of museums in China open longer on Wednesdays). But the price tag is still acceptable.

The museum is located in Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre precinct. Believe me, I thought Brisbane’s Cultural Centre precinct exterior looks outdated (except SLQ & GOMA) until I saw this. I’ll have a separate post on that.

There are lots of no photography zone inside the museum. But I really enjoyed their ‘Touching Art’ exhibition. I’m not sure whether it’s the museum or someone else who fund this but they use laser technology to replicate sculptures from Paris’s Louvre Museum.

Visitors are allowed to touch the sculptures (since all sculptures are replicas) but they must use hand sanitiser provided just outside the exhibition hall.

The museum does have a souvenir shop but it was kinda compact inside methinks. Just like what Turanga Leela of Futurama said, “It’s like Hong Kong.”

Anyway, the museum consists of five levels. The family and I didn’t visit the top level since they felt very tired. Well, we were lost on the way from the MTR to the museum. Yes, finally I visited a place with a decent public transport unlike Brisbane’s rotten public transport system (not in my suburb anyway).

Here are some photos taken from the exhibition that does allow photography. Enjoy.

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I believe she is Guan Yin. If you’re Buddhist you should know this (apparently I’m not).

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Some pictures will be smaller in size.

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Dancing with the Stars ๐Ÿ˜€

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Not done yet. I’ll come back tomorrow. Good night.

P.S.: What day is today? It’s my birthday.

Macau Museum of Art

I know I haven’t been blogging for a while. It’s a combination of laziness and all other reasons I have stated beforehand. But after receiving news that Om Paman just received postcard which I sent through the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) recent exhibition (21 Century: Art in the first decade – which have received criticism from AGNSW). The news motivates me to blog again!

Here it is, another Bram Adimas’ piece on museum. This was a report compiled on my recent trip to Macau late last year. I love museum! But don’t ask me what city has what museums! Researching it beforehand sometimes spoils the fun of exploring a new city.

Macau Museum of Art is located in Macau’s Cultural Centre which consists of a science centre (that was the biggest science centre I’ve ever seen in my life – I didn’t enter it though), Handover Gift Museum (when Macau went back to China’s control, each Chinese provinves gave Macau gifts) and art museum just to name a few.

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This is Macau Museum of Art building from the outside. Queensland Museum South Bank suddenly looks very small (but not Railway Workshop Museum!). While Macau residents live in small, cramped flats, their art collections enjoy a more breathable space. That sentence sure is debatable, isn’t it?

P.S.: On the other hand, Aussies live in big houses but their museums and art galleries are tiny (in size). ๐Ÿ˜›

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Nice pathways, isn’t it? If you walk straight, you’ll find the Handover Gift Museum. I wonder why Hong Kong doesn’t have one. Anybody knows if perhaps it is named differently in Hong Kong’s case? Yes, HK isn’t all about shopping. I like it as a museum city.

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ๆพณ้–€่—่ก“ๅš็‰ฉ้คจ as they prefer it to be written. Old version of the Chinese characters. As for Indonesian local languages, in particular the language used in my hometown, do you use the Latin version of anacaraka or the one with ‘cecek’, ‘taling’ etc?

Call me racist if you want, if you don’t know what’s ‘cecek’ or ‘taling’, learn Balinese language. Perhaps our Sasak, Javanese and Madurese brothers/sisters may have a glimpse of idea. ๐Ÿ˜€ Call it a hopeless language with no future and I will ignore you for the rest of my life (even if the language dies before I die!)

There I go ranting off topic.

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The staircase is used as a platform to advertise one of its then current exhibition.

I forget how much does it cost to enter but it was mostly free. You do need to pay for certain exhibition. Unfortunately, my family is not really into art museum so the only exhibition we viewed was ‘Serigrafia Portuguesa’.

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At the time this photo was taken, the exhibition upstairs was a ticketed event which requires you to pay. And as I stated earlier, my family is not into art museum, don’t ask me what they (the art museum) were exhibiting.

As for me, any museum will do. The most important thing is you haven’t seen that exhibition before and curiosity. If a certain exhibition is a travelling exhibition, seeing once is enough. Don’t bother about going to another city just to see the same exhibition you have seen in your city/town.

That’s all from me for now. More stories coming up your way. ๐Ÿ˜€