Located in Happy Valley, F11 Foto Museum occupies a fully restored three-storey building from the 1930s. While retaining many of the building’s Art Deco architectural features, the restoration has blended in many elements of photography.
F11’s founder and director, Douglas So, is passionate about both photography and heritage conservation. Douglas is a former corporate lawyer and executive director of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He is currently Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board.
The vision of F11 Foto Museum is to promote photography through well-curated exhibitions of rare cameras, books and photos. It is also hoped that housing the Museum in a Grade 3 historical building would encourage more private conservation and revitalisation of heritage buildings in Hong Kong.
While the ground and first floors are dedicated to photo exhibitions, the second floor showcases rare camera equipment. The Museum is also home to nearly 1,500 photo books, including many rare signed editions and maquettes. The rooftop is a green oasis in the midst of tall buildings.
F11 Foto Museum is open to the public from Tuesdays to Saturdays, between 2pm – 7pm (closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays).