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International Museum Day 2017, Hong Kong
Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums

2017.5.13 – 14

Back in 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated 18 May as the annual International Museum Day (IMD) to raise public awareness of the role that museums play in society. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has responded to this important appeal since 2001 by organising IMD events in mid-May every year.

The theme of IMD 2017 focuses on the role of museums as hubs for enhancing relationships between peoples and benefiting society. It also highlights how a contested history can also be a shared future. 

This year, IMD in Hong Kong is scheduled for 13-14 May 2017 (Sat & Sun). Over these two days, visitors will be admitted free to most of the local participating venues, where a wide range of educational and entertaining programmes will be held. Come and be inspired!

For details of IMD 2017, please refer to the website of Hong Kong Public Museums.


Associated Programme

"Sound Scoop" with Guided Tour (Cantonese)

"Sound Scoop" listening corners will be set up at Art Square during IMD 2017 to present the sounds collected in "The Library by soundpocket" for free to listen. During the guided tour, participants will be guided through different sound stories and memories from Hong Kong. Various approaches in sound collecting will also be introduced through a series of exercises. Let's all learn to become a sound collector! 

2017.5.13 / 5.14 (Sat & Sun) #
1:00 – 5:00pm  "Sound Scoop"
3:00 – 4:30pm  Guided Tour
Art Square, Salisbury Garden
Quota for Guided Tours: 20 

Free admission, no advance enrollment required, first-come-first-served
# The event dates may be changed or cancelled due to bad weather, please click here for updates of the programme.


Jockey Club "Museum of Art on Wheels" Outreach Learning Programme: Artist Workshop and Online Project

The Jockey Club "Museum of Art on Wheels" Outreach Learning Programme is a moving art museum that tours different schools and the community. "Hong Kong Sign • Hong Kong Signature" will be the theme for our new mobile unit. We will bring to you a "word maze" city to discover interesting signs and words that permeate every corner of our city, displaying our city's energy and spirit, as well as its cultural link to Chinese calligraphy. With a number of interactive games on this mobile museum, you will discover the uniqueness of Hong Kong's hybrid culture in an exciting interactive experience!

Interactive Games on the Mobile Museum

2017.5.13 (Sat)
12:00 noon – 6:00pm
Lower Piazza, Hong Kong Science Museum

Artist Workshop and Online Project

De Tainan Stijl (Cantonese)

Facebook Online Project: 4.2017 - 5.2017
Artist Workshop: 2017.5.13 (Sat), 2:30 - 5:30pm
Artist: LAU Siu Hong Freeman
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Age 16 or above

Free programme  50 seats  application required

Please click here for programme details

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