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Oct 05 2021

Ecology in the Making (1816-present) Exhibition

Ecology in the Making (1816-present) exhibition

Ecology in the Making (1816-present)

In collaboration with Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre, jointly established by EPD and HKU, the Main Library is pleased to present the Ecology in the Making (1816-present) exhibition at the 2nd Floor Exhibition Area, Ingenium, Main Library, HKU from 8th October – 10th November 2021.

Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre is bringing their acclaimed exhibition on amateur naturalists, “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)”, to the HKU Main Library. Even if you have visited their exhibitions previously at the centre or the Hong Kong Science Museum, Part III of the exhibition at HKU has new exhibits for you to explore. 

Based on research with their partnering HKU scholars, this new edition features a collection of centuries-old rare books from the HKU Libraries and animal specimens from the Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum. Additional exhibit materials are on loan from or reproduced from The Kew Gardens, London, The National Archives (United Kingdom), St. Louis School (Hong Kong), and more. 

Featured naturalists include C.J. Braine, a merchant in the 19th century whose story shines a light on the history of Lan Kwai Fong, the well-known Chinese writer Yip Ling Feng and his inspirations, Gefferoy Herklots, the first Reader of Biology in HKU, and Gloria Barretto, a civil servant and an orchid expert from Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

On top of the historical parts of the exhibition, be delighted by the centre’s well-loved section that features amateur naturalists of our time, including former Director of the Hong Kong Observatory Lam Chiu Ying, writer Human Ip, embroidery artist Sandy Lam, and more.

5 chapters, 15 stories of amateur naturalists, and over 100 exhibits…

Date: 8.10.2021 (Fri) – 10.11.2021 (Wed)

Venue: HKU Main Library 2F Exhibition Space

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 8 October – 10 November 2021

Venue: 2nd Floor Exhibition Area, Ingenium, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours

Closed on Public Holidays

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Admission: Free

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