Hong Kong is set to get a new museum dedicated to the city’s rich literary heritage in June this year. The location of The Museum of Hong Kong Literature will be at the Green House at 7 Mallory Street in Wan Chai, which will house prized manuscripts, publications, and signed copies of works by writers from the city.

The new museum will be on the third floor of a cluster of 10 Grade II historic buildings built in the 1910s. These buildings have since been converted into a catering, retail and event space where exhibitions, workshops and film screenings are held. It plans to host a variety of activities and seminars, and invite renowned Hong Kong literary scholars to contribute their expertise.

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An artist’s impression of The Museum of Hong Kong Literature (© The Standard)

According to The Standard, the announcement of the project was made by Urban Renewal Authority managing director Wai Chi-sing, who said that the opening exhibition will put the spotlight on flowers commonly featured in literary works: “To create a captivating ambiance, floral installations will be strategically placed in public spaces within 7 Mallory Street, effectively transforming it into a ‘literature garden’.”

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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