Private photo museum in an Art Deco house
Hong Kong doesn’t have many private museums, but this is beginning to change thanks to a new generation of collectors who are dedicating their passions to public enjoyment.
Revitalization of the terrace house
That’s the case for photography buff Douglas So, who bought an historic Art Deco terrace house in Happy Valley and converted it into a photography museum. Make an appointment to visit and you’ll get to explore the property’s unique Chinese-influenced architecture, which has become increasingly rare as more and more historic buildings are demolished. You’ll also get a peek at So’s extensive collection of Leica cameras.
Then there is the main attraction: the regular exhibitions of fine art and documentary photography. To cap things off, there’s a library with more than 1,000 photography books.
Another upstart private museum is the Liangyi Museum in Sheung Wan, which showcases the antique Chinese furniture collection of tycoon Peter Fung, which ranges from the ancient to early modern pieces from the 20th century.