Founded in 1962, the Hong Kong Museum of Art preserves the cultural heritage of China and promotes art with a local focus. Its collections now number in excess of 16,000 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists. The highlights of the collections are on display in the exhibition galleries. To maintain an essential international character, the museum also presents a great variety of thematic exhibitions drawn from local and overseas sources.
The museum has been closed for around three years for a major renovation and expansion project, beginning 3 August 2015. By 2019, it will herald a brand new look to Tsim Sha Tsui.