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22nd November 2021

Hong Kong’s extraordinary M+ museum opens amid ongoing censorship fears

At long last, Hong Kong’s M+ museum has opened. It is big by world standards, has a peerless collection of contemporary Chinese art and is a bold statement for a city some think is culturally sterile. Censorship is, sadly, the elephant in the room. “Curatorial integrity is intact”, claims the director. The museum’s key donor strikes a slightly different tone: “Maybe today we cannot show everything, but one day I am sure that whole collection can be shown. It’s for the long haul.”