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Final call for "A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" exhibition
     The exhibition "A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has been well received since its opening but will come to an end on September 9. Members of the public should grab the final opportunity to visit the exhibition.
     The exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays and from 10am to 7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and closed on Tuesdays.
     The exhibition features 100 specially selected items from the British Museum collection to tell the story of human civilisation and showcase the essence of global culture across 2 million years.
     The exhibits were selected from various geographical areas and include the first human stone tool from Africa; evidence of the first city from Iraq's "The Standard of Ur"; 50 manillas (a form of currency) from the slave trade; a ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle, which carried Darwin in his world voyage; and Japanese artist Hokusai's famous woodblock print "Under the Wave off Kanagawa" from the series "36 Views of Mt Fuji".
     The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Trustees of the British Museum, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the British Museum, and solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
     For details of the exhibition, please visit the museum's website www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid257.html or call 2180 8188 for enquiries.
     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin.
Ends/Friday, August 30, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:30
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