Located in the former Old Pathological Institute built in 1906, the Edwardian style building is now the home of the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. First opened as a public education museum in 1996, the building has undergone a recent renovation to restore and conserve its status as a Declared Monument and update its exhibitions.
Hypsos was selected to develop the design, fabricate and install exhibits for the “Health and Medicine in Hong Kong” gallery. The exhibition looks at the history of disease and treatment since the mid 1800’s to present day, covering significant topics from the outbreak of plague in the local Taipingshan neighbourhood to the SARS health crisis.
A historical timeline presents both Chinese and Western contributions to public health care in Hong Kong. A multimedia presentation complements the graphic text, images and artifacts on display. A 1/10 scale model of a local tenement building in the late 1800’s gives visitors an idea of the living conditions at the time, when animals and people shared the living spaces. A popular highlight is the “Running Game”, where visitors can run or walk through a video of the local neighbourhood using video and motion sensing technology.
Hypsos was responsible for providing the final design, graphic layouts, interior fit out, display cases, multimedia production and AV hardware for the project.