When the Convent Building was handed over to the School Sponsoring body in 2019, a hidden attic with cultural treasures was found above the false ceiling. Through artefacts like scrolls of paper embroidery patterns, haberdashery, purchase orders and different assortments of houseware, we are able to appreciate the industriousness, creativity and extraordinary skills of women designing, producing and marketing vestments for overseas priests and the Sisters’ pioneering spirit in realizing their mission of serving the poor and spreading the Christian faith.
With the generous support of The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, The Antiquities and Monuments Office and the Maryknoll community, an exhibition will be held this summer where public will be able to find out more about the untold stories of the sewing workshop set up by the Maryknoll Sisters in the Convent!
About the Exhibition
Venue: Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park
Period: June 24 – Sept 14, 2022
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 10am – 6pm,
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am – 7pm
Closed on Thursday (except public holidays)
To Home, to Country, to the World, we hope this Conservation and Exhibition will inspire the visitors to learn about the importance of conservation, heritage protection, and the history of the Maryknoll Sisters who have served more than 100 years in Hong Kong since 1921.