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Po Leung Kuk 145th Anniversary: Building Charity with Benevolence

Free Admission

Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5, 1/F
18 October 2023 – 19 February 2024

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Po Leung Kuk
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Po Leung Kuk Museum
 
Po Leung Kuk is a household name in Hong Kong. The words “Po Leung” refer to “baochi anliang” (protection of the young and the innocent), reflecting one of Po Leung Kuk’s most important social functions since the late 19th century – rescuing and protecting destitute women and children. After 145 years, the services of Po Leung Kuk today have reached far beyond the protection of women and children. Along with social and economic development, Po Leung Kuk’s services have been expanded to include vocational training in the Kuk, general education outside the Kuk, and since the 1980s, recreation, elderly and medical services.
 
This exhibition begins with the Kuk’s residential services – the oldest services offered, documenting the children’s journey from entering and staying in the Kuk to leaving it. This is a journey of mutual help and perseverance in adversity. We invite visitors to embark on the Po Leung journey with us and revisit the precious memories of Hong Kong people.
 

Special Programmes for "Po Leung Kuk 145th Anniversary: Building Charity with Benevolence" Exhibition

Exhibit Highlights

 

The Petition (Extract)

The Petition (Extract)

1878
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

 

Group photo of the Committee of Po Leung Kuk at its Headquarters on Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan

1905 to 1906
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Group photo of the Committee of Po Leung Kuk at its Headquarters on Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan

 

Po Leung Kuk director’s badge of Sir Robert Ho Tung

Po Leung Kuk director’s badge of Sir Robert Ho Tung

1886
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum



Porcelain photo of Sir Shouson Chow

1930s
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Porcelain photo of Sir Shouson Chow

 

Baby walker

Baby walker

1950s to 1960s
Donated by Mr. Lee Jordan
Collection of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum

 

Adoption Record

1930
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Adoption Record

 

Po Leung Kuk’s last marriage ceremony of the marriage arrangement service


Po
Leung Kuk’s last marriage ceremony of the marriage arrangement service

1971
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

 

Wugong (Five-piece altar set), for the worship of Kwan Ti

1896
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Wugong (Five-piece altar set), for the worship of Kwan Ti

 

DaDi school blazer

DaDi school blazer

1970s to 1990s
Courtesy of Yuen Hing Cheung School Uniforms Co.

 


Po Leung Kuk Flag Day
rectangular donation box

1960s
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum

Po Leung Kuk Flag Day rectangular donation box

 

Brochure of Gala Spectacular - An Evening to Remember

Brochure of Gala Spectacular - An Evening to Remember

1985
Collection of the Po Leung Kuk Museum