Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Hong Kong Maritime Museum on the move

by HK Maritime Museum on 2 Jun 2012
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum in Stanley will close its doors on Monday 04 June. Since its opening by the Hong Kong Government’s Chief Executive, Donald Tsang on 8th September 2005, over 287,000 paying visitors have been admitted.
The development of the museum was spearheaded by Mr. Anthony Hardy (Wallem Group), Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-king (IMC Group), Mr. K.L. Tam (Goldstar Shipping), and Mr. M. H. Liang (Island Navigation Co.), all of whom retain a close association with the project. The museum’s first paid Director was Dr. Stephen Davies.

Over a few short years, the maritime museum developed a reputation as a Hong Kong ‘must see’ attraction for tourists and residents alike. Likewise, the growth of its collections, scholarly activity and temporary exhibitions created a strong regional reputation among all those interested in ships and the sea. Based on this track record and the undeniable need for a comprehensive maritime museum in Hong Kong (the current Stanley museum has only two galleries), the Hong Kong shipping industry and the HK Government have combined resources to enable the creation of the new seventeen gallery facility at Pier 8, Central.

Current Museum Director, Richard Wesley, speaking for all those associated with Stanley stated: ‘closure of the museum on 4th June will be simultaneously a sad and exciting day . . . . a day full of memories of past events but also full of promise for the challenges ahead’.

During June and July, staff will be relocating the museum’s collections and office facilities to the lower level of Pier 8. Telephone numbers and contact details will remain the same. It is anticipated the new Pier 8 Hong Kong Maritime Museum will be open to the public in early February 2013.

For further information:
Richard Wesley richardwesley@hkmaritimemuseum.org
www.hkmaritimemuseum.org
Mobile 5366 6312
Phone 2813 2322
Giacomo Yacht SaleBarz Optics - FloatersC-Tech

Related Articles

When the going gets hot Zhik has the answers on what to wear afloat
Whilst many of us Brits are looking in the sailing bag wondering what on earth to wear afloat in this heatwave Whilst many of us Brits are looking in the sailing bag wondering what on earth to wear afloat in this heatwave, Zhik the Australian sailing apparel innovators are set up for dealing with extreme heat, moisture management and sun protection.
Posted on 22 Jun
AkzoNobel named as official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard
The competing boats– including team AkzoNobel’s brand new Volvo Ocean 65– have already been coated with Awlgrip products AkzoNobel will be the official coatings supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in 2017-18, after signing a deal to ensure that the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 racing yachts will be coated with the company’s International and Awlgrip range of products
Posted on 29 May
World Sailing and Volvo join forces for the future of sailing
The partnership is a signal of the Volvo Ocean Race's commitment to the sport and future of offshore sailing. As part of an ambitious plan, World Sailing will partner with the Volvo Ocean Race, owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group, to develop the next generation of offshore sailors.
Posted on 18 May
TIMEZERO by MaxSea extends navigation partnership with Clipper Race
TIMEZERO by MaxSea, has been named as the Official Navigation Software Supplier for Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Returning for its second race partnership, TIMEZERO by MaxSea, has been named as the Official Navigation Software Supplier for the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.
Posted on 18 May
North Technology buys Hall Spars from receivership
North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. The Hall Spars US parent company announced in early 2017 that it would be closing the doors due to well publicized financial challenges. The acquisition covers Auckland and Brekens and Hall Spars will re-establish in Rhode Island
Posted on 9 May
SAP brings cutting-edge solutions to World Sailing
World Sailing announces SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software, as its Official Technology Partner Over the next four years, SAP will bring its cutting-edge, innovative solutions to World Sailing's World Cup Series of events. SAP will transform the events by improving performance on the water, reinventing the fan experience on the shoreline and at home, simplifying operations for sailors and coaches and supplying media with information and insights to deliver a more informed commentary.
Posted on 2 May
New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines
Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most.
Posted on 24 Apr
Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup
Crewsaver has announced today that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017.
Posted on 22 Apr
Marine Resources expands Boatbuilding Team with two key appointments
Marine Resources have recently expanded their in-house boatbuilding team, with the addition of two new key members. Leading leisure marine industry and luxury yacht recruitment specialists Marine Resources have recently expanded their in-house boatbuilding team, with the addition of two new key members.
Posted on 16 Mar
Southern Spars takes to the air with new composite engineering project
One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field. Moving into the composites engineering for non-marine projects is becoming a more common occurrence as clients realise the opportunities from utilising the expertise of composite boat and spar builders.
Posted on 8 Mar