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1. Free Reference Guides for Artwork Production by Uncle Ming's Gallery

Free Image Download Zone of Uncle Ming's Gallery

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This is our own free image download zone in which the images are selected from our own image bank. Our colleagues created a few useful reference guide for the artwork production. We are happy to share our work with other members working in the creative industry


2. Useful Links to 3rd Party Web-sties

2.1 Trade Mark & Patent Registration

Intellectual Property Department, Hong Kong (IPDHK)

This is the office in charge of the registration and adminstration of trademarks in Hong Kong. The minimum cost of registration is just HK$1950 and the procedure is also simple enough for DIY 


China State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)

This is the office in charge of intellectual property and patent registration in PRC.  Both Chinese and English version are available


China Trade Mark Office (CTMO)

The Trademark Office under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce is in charge of the registration and administration of trademarks in PRC


United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

This is the only official Web site of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, an Agency of the U. S. Department of Commerce


The Patent Office of UK

The Patent Office is responsible for Intellectual Property (Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks) in the UK.


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. .....With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 23 international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property protection. The Organization counts 182 nations as member states.


2.2 Museum


This web site contains over 1,000 individual resources related to museum. You may regard it as a portal  to world's most famous museums.


The British Museum

One of the world's foremost museums of world cultures and antiquities.The museum's primary goal is to illuminate world cultures, from ancient times to the present. -


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Founded in 1885, the collections cover fine art and applied arts, archaeology and ethnography, local and industrial history. Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free


Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has been designed to provide comprehensive exhibitions on history, art and culture.


Musee du Louvre, (Louvre Museum, Paris)

This is the official site, in French .. Vast holdings of art, history, science, from ancient times to contemporary. - This is where, you will find Leonardo daVinci's Mona Lisa residing. -- The Louvre museum houses more than 6 000 European paintings dating from the end of the XIIIth century to the mid XIXth century, in a wide variety of genres and formats, from miniatures to monumental canvases, and offering encyclopedic diversity.


The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

The collections of the museum include more than two million works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.


New York  Museum of Modern Art

This famous museum offers an unparalleled overview of modern art.


2.3 Knowledge Base- General

wikipedia: ensychopedia on internet

Wonder how an ensychopedia is built by volunteers coming from all over the world on the internet. Everybody may join the project and contribute their specialties to the construction of this unique knowledge base. Or, if you appreciate what they do, donate to the project.  This might be a great attempt in the spreading of human knowledge and culture.



At this site you will also find articles on imaging written by Andrew Rodney (The Digital Dog) for Photo Electronic Imaging and Professional Photographer magazine and other articles of interest.

You will find Tips, Articles, FAQs, How-Tos, links and many other useful resources. Some are free.


2.4 Public Domain Image and Sound Resources:

(Remark: Note that the use of public domain images is still governed by some relevant law, convention, and ethical rules. Read the instruction before use)

Wikipedia: Public domain image resources

From this web page, you may find a lot of useful link connected to resources of public domain images. A lot of them provided by government, education institutes, museums or non-profit making organization.


Creative Common  (Creative Commons, a non-profit making  Massachusetts Corporation)

"Share, reuse, and remix — legally." is the slogan of the "Creative Commons" movement. "Creative Common" or Creative Left" license  provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved." If you want to explore more about this brand new idea in contrast to the conventional "copyright" concept, don't miss this "ex-official" site of "CC" movement. 


Sprinfield Township High School Virtual Library

This virtual library provide links to web sites providing images or multimedia recording in public domain. However, don't forget to cite these images unless otherwise notified! If you see any copyright notices on these pages, read them for further instructions.


Public Domian Images

All of the images on the "Free Images" page are copyright-free and in the public domain in the United States. The author of these pages makes no copyright claim to his reproduction or enhancements to these images. However, some images are affected by "underlying rights" that may influence how you can legally use them. It is your responsibility to use these free images lawfully.


Public Domain Images from Karen's Whimsy

The author collect hundreds of beautiful images from his collection of old books, magazines, and postcards. They are all from material printed prior to 1923 and are in the public domain. 


Art School

Trade Union  or Association of Artist

Knowledge Base- History of Western Art


Knowledge Base- History of Chinese Art


Software Provider for Commercial Art

What's New? 最新情報

Our Committment to Creativity 我們對創新的理念

av_clip/creation_icon.gifFor more than two decades,  we've been working hard to achieve the seamless fusion of  old with new, east with west  and art with science. Neither a clumsy mixture nor  a simple crossover can satisfy us.  We've never thought that we 've really made it.  Yet we've tried our best to approach it without regret.

In this approximately 36sec promotion  trailer in  mpg-1 file of 4.3MB,  we not only show our committment to creative industry (Quicktime needed)., but also demonstrate a low cost production of mutimedia ad on the internet is simple and possible. More samples are available. Just click and check. 

在20年的歲月裡,我們曾努力不 懈地嘗試,揉合現代和傳統、東方和西方、藝 術和科技,我們不敢奢言成功、或滿足於簡單 的混合、以至笨拙的結合,但卻無悔追 尋這36秒的動畫, 表達我們對創作的理念, 也展示低成本創作之可能. 網頁內有更多我們的創作樣本.

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