Museum Of Tea War Case Study

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The Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware is run by the government Leisure and Cultural Services department. The building itself was the former Headquarter House of the Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong. In 1984, it turned to be the Museum of Tea Ware, it was the first specialized museum in the world devoted to the collection, study and display of tea wares. The core collections and historical relics were donated by Dr. K.S. Lo, it included about 600 pieces of tea wares and related vessels. Although the Museum of Tea War was not as controversial as the Hong Kong Museum of Hong Kong and the Museum of Coastal Defense , they shared some similar purposes of museums such as foster citizenship and national identity. The Museum of Tea Ware fosters citizens’ national identity by emphasizing the intangible culture of Chinese, the museum also markets Hong Kong as culture hybridity and international city by the fusion of East and West. …show more content…
Firstly, the main theme of the museum was the pride of Chinese culture. The main theme of the museum was tea, tea wares and various methods of tea preparation. These played an important role in Chinese culture. Tea was the intangible culture of Chinese. It was one of the national symbol as the Chinese old saying, the seven necessities including firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, tea. Also, the museum added other pride culture into tea. Painting, calligraphy and porcelain were shown in the display of the museum. As figure one shown, the Chinese words mean that relic of Lu Yu. The calligraphy is related to tea. The emphasis of pride of Chinese culture could raise the sense of belonging of Chinese

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