The exhibition has just opened at The Hong Kong Museum of History.
The exhibition, which is running from 2nd March – 15th May, will display toys from different eras, enabling members of the public to learn about the history of toy manufacturing and see the evolution of toys over the past century.
Speaking at the opening ceremony was the secretary for commerce and economic development, Mr Gregory So. He said that the exhibition will take both children and adults on a journey from a time tunnel to witness the evolution of toys, and discover details of the transformation of the toy industry and the creativity behind the toys.
Roland Earl, director general of the BTHA and former president of ICTI, attended the opening, and he told Toy World: “I would like to congratulate the Hong Kong Toy Council and the Toy Manufacturers of Hong Kong for putting on such a fascinating exhibition. Of all the cities in the world that would lay claim to the title, there is every reason to call Hong Kong ‘Toy Town.’ The exhibition details the rich history of toy making in Hong Kong and the technical challenges faced by local manufacturers as it evolved from a local to a global industry. It is not only a story of product and engineering, but of people too; how the ingenuity, hard work and skill of people in Hong Kong has made such a valuable and lasting contribution to the global toy community. If anyone from the UK is visiting Hong Kong over the next three months, I can heartily recommend a visit; I’m sure there are many toys featured in the exhibition which they would recognise.”