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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

“Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong” roving exhibition and talk to be held at Hong Kong Central Library in December (with photos)
“Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong” roving exhibition and talk to be held at Hong Kong Central Library in December (with photos)
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     The last round of the roving exhibition “Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong” will be held at the Hong Kong Central Library from December 4 to 30. Through this exhibition, one can learn more about the transformation of Hong Kong’s society and livelihoods from the 1950s to the 1980s, and relive the joyful childhood moments in those years.     “During the roving exhibition, we will also hold a talk entitled ‘Pleasure and Leisure: A Glimpse of Children’s Pastimes in Hong Kong – Our Archives, Our Stories’ on December 14 at the Hong Kong Central Library. The talk, to be conducted in Cantonese, will cover the functions and services of the Public Records Office (PRO), some highlighted holdings and the current exhibition. Limited seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis,” a spokesman for the PRO said.     “Our public engagement programmes, ‘Share the Joy’ and ‘Childlike Innocence on Camera’, as part of our exhibition, concluded on November 30. We would like to express our gratitude to members of the public who actively responded to the programmes. Our exhibition has been enriched by the toys lent and photographs provided by them.     “Through the public engagement programmes, we have collected 50 toys from the 1950s to the 1980s, and 39 photographs depicting childhood playtime within the same period. These toys and photographs are part of our precious collective memory. The toys will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall, while the photographs have been uploaded to the exhibition’s dedicated webpage and will be mounted at the Search Room. The last batch of toys borrowed from the public will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall from January 2 to 21 in 2020. Members of the public are encouraged to take the opportunity to view the exhibition.”     Details of the roving exhibition and the talk have been uploaded to the dedicated webpage of the exhibition (www.grs.gov.hk/ws/online/pal/en/index.html). Admission to the roving exhibition and the talk is free.

 
Ends/Tuesday, December 3, 2019Issued at HKT 11:30

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