Staging “Made in Hong Kong: Our City. Our Stories.”

May Ong
Faithful+Gould was appointed to deliver Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s premier exhibition “Made in Hong Kong: Our City. Our Stories.”

This special 500sqm mixed media exhibition features the island’s rich culture, celebrating its robust and innovative history that made Hong Kong into a global city and one of the most successful economies in the world. Amongst other historical artefacts on display is a collection of works by renowned artist George Chinnery, who was the only Western resident painter in South China between the early and mid-19th century.

As the project and cost managers, we provided detailed monitoring of the programme and budget at all stages of the project. Our team worked closely with Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s curatorial department, consultants and specialist AV contractors to ensure gallery fittings and equipment complemented the exhibition space to international standards. To keep the project budget intact, a value management exercise was carried out in collaboration with Desmond Freeman of Desmond Freeman Museum Design during procurement of the main contractors and pre-construction stages.

"This has been an extremely exciting project for Faithful+Gould to deliver"

Brendan Beni, Faithful+Gould Lead Project Manager

Brendan Beni, lead project manager comments, “This has been an extremely exciting project for Faithful+Gould to deliver. The entire project team comprised an array of consultants and specialist contractors who were based in Hong Kong and internationally. Managing a team spread across different time zones meant a requirement for an infallible communication management plan which we developed during the planning phase for a successful project delivery.”

The focal point of the exhibition is the development and display of a short feature presentation on Hong Kong’s Trade and Commerce via Science On a Sphere®. SOS is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to illustrate planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. The technology was created by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from the United States and it is the first installation of its kind in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s Special Exhibition “Made in Hong Kong: Our City. Our Stories.” opened its doors to the public on March 6th and will run until 4th September 2015.

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