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Transcend – Muse Fest HK 2015
2015.6.27 – 7.12

Are you interested in the behind-the-scene stories of museums? If so, don't miss the wide array of fun-filled programmes presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's first Muse Fest HK, which can definitely meet your needs.

 
With "Transcend" as the theme, the first Muse Fest HK gets together the professionals of various disciplines involved in public museums, including curators, conservators and designers, for an intensive encounter with the public. Through diversified and fun-filled interactive activities and exhibitions, they will lead participants to surf freely across the world of history, visual art, science and technology, astronomy, culture, archaeology, film preservation, and conservation, enabling them to get inspiring and unparalleled experience and an in-depth knowledge about museums as well.
 
Apart from visiting exhibitions and museum workshops which are rarely opened for visits, participants will also be able to follow the curators to take a stroll in the city to trace significant historical marks hidden in the urban streets. Besides, a series of programmes such as opening event, museum party, workshops and performances will be lined up for public participation. For more details, please click here to visit the website of Muse Fest HK 2015.
 
Muse Fest Special Activities
Free admission on a first come, first served basis. Conducted in Cantonese
 
"Be a Curator" Interactive Journey
2:00 – 5:00pm, 2015.6.27 / 6.28 / 7.4 / 7.5 / 7.11 /7.12 (Sat, Sun)
How much work is involved in staging a museum exhibition? What is the secret of making an inspirational display of exhibits? Come and join this interactive journey with our professional curatorial teams to find out the answers.
Venue﹕ Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery (2/F)
 
Let the Material Speak @ Museum of Art
2:00 – 5:00pm, 2015.7.1 (Wed) / 7.4 / 7.5 / 7.11 (Sat, Sun)
Apart from the creative concept, the selection of material plays an important role in art making, and sometimes even speaks for the artwork. This workshop focuses on the features of different materials and encourages participants to do art with mixed media.
Venue﹕ Print Making Studio (B/F)
 
★ A Highlight Programme of "Transcend – Muse Fest HK 2015" 
 
101 Things Every Curator Should Know 
2:30 – 4:00pm, 2015.6.28 (Sun)
Ms Maria Mok, Curator (Modern Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art
How is an exhibition created? What about the work of a curator? Is it full of glamour and glory or blood, sweat and tears? The curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art will combine real science, research and first-hand fieldwork to share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes, complemented with a list of do's and don'ts that will give you some new insights during your next museum visit.
 
Meet the Museum Designers 
3:00 – 5:00pm, 2015.7.4 (Sat)
Designers:
HK Space Museum: Mr Chan Wing-hoi, Leo
HK Museum of History:   Ms Catherine Fung and Mr Chu Wai-hung
HK Museum of Art:   Mr Alan Kong and Ms Jessica Chan 
HK Heritage Museum:   Mr Philip Ng
HK Science Museum: Ms Teresa Wan
Exhibition design is an integral part of museum work. During the talk, professional designers from various museums will share with you the interesting stories behind producing the Sky Show and mega exhibitions, like the "Dunhuang - Untold Tales, Untold Riches", "Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo", "Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" and "Ju Ming - Sculpting the Living World" exhibition.
 
Antiques Detective Notes
2:30 – 4:00pm, 2015.7.5 (Sun)
Dr Raymond Tang, Curator (Chinese Antiquities), Hong Kong Museum of Art
The curator will play an antiques detective to trace the history and provenance of antique objects through a mark, a documentary record or a photo, not just bringing these objects back to life, but also recreating the stories and times of the people who owned them.
 
Stories of Collecting : Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
2:30 – 4:00pm, 2015.7.11 (Sat)
Mr Szeto Yuen-kit, Curator (Xuibaizhai), Hong Kong Museum of Art
Mr Sunny Tang, Assistant Curator (Xuibaizhai), Hong Kong Museum of Art
There is a saying that paintings and calligraphy will eventually disappear like drifting clouds and smoke, and as a result it is rare for a private art collection to survive more than two generations. This talk will tell the secrets of private and public collections throughout Chinese history, unveiling the world of collecting paintings and calligraphy.

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