East Meets West: Maritime Silk Routes in the 13th - 18th Centuries Exhibition
14 August - 11 November 2018
East Meets West: Maritime Silk Routes in the 13th - 18th Centuries is the feature of the HKMM exhibition this summer. Co-organised with the Guangdong Museum, supported by the Guangdong Cultural Bureau and Home Affairs Bureau HKSAR and sponsored by The Swire Group Charitable Trust, the exhibition will present important artefacts in the Southern Song to the Early Qing dynasties through the lenses of community trade, religions, cultural exchange, historical and maritime archaeology, to encourage understanding of the development of maritime silk roads along the Southern coast ofChina. Based on the travelling exhibition organised by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) of the People's Republic of China, that visited Hamburg, Germany and Rome, Italy in 2017, and this re-curated exhibition will feature additional highlights, including Nanhai No. 1 shipwreck materials, navigational maps and Hong Kong artefacts.