What would a museum be without label cards? A not very informative one is my feeling. So imagine my frustration when I visited the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences some years back before I moved to Asia's World City based on a Frommer's guide recommendation, only to find its prized display of a traditional Chinese herbalist's shop (see the second photo from the top in this Photo Hunt entry) to be sans English language information on its label cards.
Happily, when I returned to make only my second visit to the museum last Saturday, I found the situation to have been remedied. Something else that I was happy to discover is that there are much easier ways to get to this Mid-Levels museum than up the multi-stepped Ladder Street from Hollywood Road (the approach this then tourist thought looked easiest when looking at the tourist maps she relied upon at the time).
On a more purely museological note: the actual museological institution itself looks to have only permanent exhibitions rather than any rotating/temporary/special exhibitions. However, part of its premises (which lies within the building that previously housed the Old Bacteriological Institute that was the first purpose-built medical laboratory in Hong Kong and later renamed as the Pathological Institute) have been used in recent years as venues for temporary exhibitions by Big Lychee-based artists including American Charles LaBelle and Briton Simon Birch.
I hope that this practice will continue because it gives people (like me) a reason to make return visits to the museum -- or want to go to it at all. And what's a museum without visitors? A pretty dead place, I'd imagine!