ASHK Members’ Guided Tour: F11 Foto Museum: HONG KONG the way it wasVIEW EVENT DETAILS
10:45am Gather at F11 Foto Museum and Registration
11:00am Start of Visit
11:45am End of guided tour
Meeting Point: F11 Foto Museum, 11 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Located in Happy Valley, F11 Foto Museum occupies a fully restored three-storey building from the 1930s. While retaining many of the building’s Art Deco architectural features, the restoration has blended in many elements of photography. The vision of F11 Foto Museum is to promote photography through well-curated exhibitions of rare cameras, books and photos. It is also hoped that housing the Museum in a Grade 3 historical building would encourage more private conservation and revitalisation of heritage buildings in Hong Kong.
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, F11 Foto Museum is presenting “HONG KONG the way it was”, an exhibition of over 130 beautiful photos taken in 1959 -1960 by Ed van der Elsken (1925 – 1990), one of the most influential Dutch photographers in the 20th century. In this collection, van der Elsken shows his great warmth and hope for old Hong Kong, which he described as the “prettiest of harbour cities”. He was able to capture the essence of cityscapes, town views and people of the city at that time. Join us now to reminisce and discover the disappeared Hong Kong of times past through van der Elsken’s eyes.
Points to Note:
This photo exhibition occupies two floors of the building. As there is no elevator in the building, it may not be convenient for participants with walking difficulties to join this event.
The guided tour lasts for 30-45 minutes. After the guided tour, you are free to continue to visit the museum.