Goldfish Treasures

Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Ocean Park came to us with a problem: they had an idea to have an aquarium to display goldfish but had not come up with a convincing way to organise it. Our interpretive plan centred around the idea of a Chinese treasure box.

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Our narrative divided the experience into three parts – Wild, Treasured and Celebrated. This allowed us to create exhibits around the origins of goldfish as a mutation of wild carp, around the idea of them as treasured objects and finally as objects of cultural importance and festivity.

You can view hundreds of sparkling goldfish here, including the ancestors of these beloved domestic fish, and learn about the importance of the goldfish to the Chinese culture through educational artefacts. Most of all, listen to the messages of the goldfish for peace and continued prosperity and how humans and wildlife can co-exist harmoniously together on earth.