Woodblock Exhibition opens at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin, opened an exhibition to showcase over 100 traditional woodblock prints and blocks that will run from now until  January 13.

Entitled  “Best Wishes for the Family: Traditional Chinese Woodblock Prints from the Collections of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum”, the exhibition highlights traditional Chinese values, showing how people have asked for blessings for their family through works of art.

Woodblock prints, with themes often relating to everyday domestic life, convey a message of protecting the home, and are often found on doors and windows and in living rooms, where they invoke blessings for a safe home.

Woodblock2The exhibition also features prints that reflect folk beliefs, such as New Year prints of a “door god” and a “stove god”, and other protective deities.

Touchable duplicates of woodblock prints and tactile diagrams offer the visually impaired a chance to appreciate traditional woodblock printing, with accompanying text provided in Braille.

Audio descriptions provided by specially-trained docents will highlight visual elements of the exhibits for the sight-impaired, allowing them to better understand the items on display.

To meet visitor needs, the museum has collaborated with the Arts With the Disabled Association to provide accessibility services for the first time.
Visitors can call 2777 1771 for arrangements to join the special guided tours.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum Website

Woodblock Exhibition Information Webpage

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