Donation of Lee Hong Kum Cantonese Opera Relics
In a celebrated performing arts career spanning more than six decades, renowned Cantonese opera star Lee Hong Kum performed with opera troupes like Hing Hung Kai and Chung Sun Sing, and her performances in films and on TV were well loved. In July 2016, Ms Lee generously donated more than 200 Cantonese opera relics, including costumes, props, trunks and documents, to Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The donation has enriched the Museum's Cantonese opera collection and will allow the general public to revisit Lee Hong Kum's past Cantonese opera performances.
Lee Hong Kum in a Cantonese opera costume
White Sequined Costume for Ladies
Mrs Sit Lee Shui Chun (left), Lee Hong Kum's younger sister, who signed the donation documents on her behalf, with Ms Fione Lo, Director of Hong Kong Heritage Museum.