The Faculty of Science celebrated the Opening Ceremony of Stephen Hui Geological Museum on the University Main Campus in January 2009.
Dr Stephen Hui was a philanthropist to many local organisations including The University of Hong Kong. In addition to constructing the Hui Oi Chow Science Building, which was named in honour of his father, Mr Hui Oi Chow, Dr Hui had also generously donated his extensive mineral collection, forming the core of the Geological Museum’s permanent Earth Material display.
After Dr Hui passed away in 1989, his wife Madam Anna Hui, and sons, Richard and William, have continued to support the advancement of Earth Sciences in Hong Kong, and have set up the Dr Stephen S F Hui Trust Fund and established the Stephen Hui Geological Museum.
At the ceremony, Mr William C L Hui, Dr Stephen Hui’s son, remarked that the museum was always his late father’s dream, and it gave him immense pleasure to see it coming into being.
The Stephen Hui Geological Museum is the first and only geological museum in Hong Kong. It aims at promoting the understanding and appreciation of dynamic natural world of Earth Sciences among public. With a world-class collection of minerals, rocks and fossils and interactive displays, it showcases the development of our dynamic Earth over the 4.5 billion years of its history with examples relevant to the China region.