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Opening hours extended for "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place" exhibition

     The exhibition "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place" now being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has been well received by the public. To allow more visitors to view the masterpieces by Monet, the museum will extend its opening hours to 8pm on Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays from June 1 to July 11.

     During the aforesaid period, the exhibition will be open from 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.

     The admission fees for this exhibition are $20 for normal tickets, $14 for group tickets (groups of 20 persons or more) and $10 for senior citizens aged 60 or above, full-time students and people with disabilities (and one accompanying minder). A 50 per cent discount is offered on Wednesdays. Admission is free for Museum Pass and Monthly Pass holders and children under 4 years old.

     Since its opening on May 4, the exhibition has received more than 73,000 visitors with an average daily attendance of about 3,600 visitors.

     The "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place" exhibition is the largest thematic exhibition of paintings by Monet, the master of Impressionism, ever held in Hong Kong. The exhibition features 17 artworks, including some of Monet's emblematic masterpieces conserved in French public collections. With the aid of audio-visual and multimedia display, visitors are able to follow the footprints of Monet and feel the natural beauty and spirit of place conveyed by his brushstrokes.

     To tie in with the exhibition, the museum has also organised a series of programmes entitled "The Spirit of Place - A Walk-through into the Art of Claude Monet", including a series of talks, drawing and sand painting workshops, school educational activities, community integration events and fun tours, through which visitors can understand and appreciate the works of Monet from different perspectives.

     The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Le French May, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, with major sponsorship from Mr and Mrs Cheung Chung-kiu and major support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The exhibition is also supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.

     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. For details of the exhibition and related programmes, please visit the website at or call 2180 8188 for enquiries.

Ends/Friday, May 27, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:04


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