Fri 10 Apr 2020 Opinion

An object a day #2: Jadeite cabbage

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: the Jadeite cabbage.

The Jadeite cabbage is on display at the National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Thu 09 Apr 2020 Opinion

An object a day #1: Nelson’s Trafalgar coat

Every day for 30 days we will be featuring a museum object that has inspired or intrigued us, in the hope that “an object a day keeps the doctor away.” We love creating exciting, meaningful storytelling through engaging experiences, but still firmly believe that it is hard to beat the thrill of being in the presence of authentic artefacts. Today’s object is: Nelson’s Trafalgar coat.

Nelson’s Trafalgar coat is currently on display in the ‘Nelson, Navy, Nation’ gallery the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Tue 07 Apr 2020 Company News

Winkle-picker founder appointed professor

Winkle-picker is proud to announce that founder Chris White has been appointed as Professor of Practice and Course Reviewer for the forthcoming Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Cultural Tourism at the University of Wollongong College Hong Kong.

Part of the University of Wollongong Australia Network, UOW is widely acknowledged as one of the leading institutions of its kind in Hong Kong. With about 6,000 students, the College offers a wide range of academic programmes, from foundation to degree level. Working with CCHK/UOW in an honorary role, Chris will help make some connections between real-world industry practise and academic theory.

The University of Wollongong is ranked in the Top 20 modern universities in the world. And in the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UOW received a 5-star rating for learning resources and overall quality in the study area of Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.

Mon 02 Mar 2020 Company News

Singapore joins HSBC History Wall roll out

A new HSBC History Wall has been installed in Singapore. This tells the tailor-made story HSBC’s development in the city-state within the wide context of HSBC as a whole usually richly layered graphics and objects. It joins other History Walls in Dubai, Istanbul, Tokyo, Paris and Birmingham.

Mon 10 Feb 2020 Company News

Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong: now out in paperback!

Winkle-picker is proud to announce that Managing Director Chris White’s book, Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong, has been published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis) in paperback.

Mon 14 Oct 2019 Company News

Tai Kwun wins UNESCO prize

As Tai Kwun wins UNESCO prize, Winkle-picker is proud to report that it has been given a Certificate of Excellence for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

As well as the restoration work, architectural and engineering solutions, and conservation, the heritage interpretation on which Winkle-picker worked for nearly 10 years was singled out for praise. It concludes, “against tremendous commercial and real estate pressures, the successful realization of Tai Kwun stands as a testimony to Hong Kong SAR’s commitment to heritage.”