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International Museum Day 2016, Hong Kong
Museums and Cultural Landscapes
2016.5.14 – 15
 
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 the 2016 event is ‘Museums and Cultural Landscapes'. Cultural landscapes are properties of human culture which, interweaving nature and history, represent the ‘combined products of nature and of man'. Closely associated with our life and the society to which we belong, cultural landscapes are constantly changing. Museums have always conducted work on their collections, research, exhibitions and education. Under the growing influence of current trends, museums can today no longer merely focus on their collections: they need to go beyond their traditional boundaries and take responsibility for conserving the surrounding environment in the society in which they operate. Only then can they undertake a more active and significant role in the issues involved in facilitating the protection of cultural landscapes.
 
This year, International Museum Day in Hong Kong is scheduled for 14-15 May 2016, and over those 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 2016 in Hong Kong, please check at the website of Hong Kong Public Museums http://www.museums.gov.hk/IMD2016.
 
Associated Programme
Venue: Art Square, Salisbury Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui
Free, drop-in

 

Museum of Art on Wheels

The ‘Museum of Art on Wheels' will tour to Art Square, inviting you into an interactive ‘art laboratory' where you can see how ancient and contemporary artists transform subjects of daily life into works of art!

2016.5.14 (Sat) 12:00noon – 5:00pm

Mobile Cultural Landscape

Embracing nature, Ian and Hei from MUDwork will teach you how to create a mini mobile cart, to observe and to investigate the cultural landscape and heritage of our city. Join us and bring this mobile landscape home.

Artist: Chung Wai-ian, Ng Ka-chun
2016.5.14 (Sat) 12:00noon – 2:00pm
2016.5.15 (Sun) 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Quota: 20 persons per session

Mue Fun Day

Hong Kong pioneer artist Frog King and young artist Tong invite you to join their collaborative performance art to explore your imagination and creativity. Come and have fun on Museum Day!

Artist: Kwok Mang-ho (Frog King), Wong Wing-tong
2016.5.14 (Sat) 2:30pm – 4:30pm

"Hong Kong Today" Collaborative Art Project

Photographer Martin Cheung will teach you how to make a black box that you can wear to see the world as through a pinhole camera. Join us at Art Square for this extraordinary visual journey.

Artist: Martin Cheung
2016.5.15 (Sun) 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Quota: 30 persons per session

"Juxtaposition of Time and Space" Still Life Drawing Workshop

Through the use of transfer printing, collage and sketching, artist Clara Cheung will take you travelling through time, into the past and into the future, to jointly build the cultural landscape of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Artist: Clara Cheung
2016.5.15 (Sun) 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Quota: 30 persons per session

2016.5.14 & 15 (Sat & Sun) 12:00noon – 5:00pm

Hong Kong Artists Video Programme (in rotation)

Over the past two years, the Hong Kong Museum of Art has organised ‘Hong Kong Art History Research Project' and ‘In Touch with Hong Kong Artists – A School-based Art Learning Programme' in collaboration with Asia Art Archive and the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art respectively. A series of professionally documented interviews that include multiple voices and perspectives, and a series of artist demonstration videos, have been produced, providing valuable resources to support research on Hong Kong art, and introducing the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art to local school students, attracting them to consider and better understand local artists and the local art scene. 

Hong Kong Art History Research Project Interviews
(15-minute versions)

Language
Wucius Wong, Kong Kai-ming, Cheung Yee, Mui Chong-kee, Kwok Chiu-leung, Gaylord Chan, Wong Kum, Shaw Tze,
Hon Chi-fun
Cantonese
(with Chinese and English subtitles)
Liu Kuo-sung Putonghua
(with Chinese and English subtitles)
Robert O'Brien, Brian Tilbrook, Sandra Walters, Jacques Bouhet English
(with Chinese and English subtitles)

 

In Touch with Hong Kong Artists – A School-based Art Learning Programme Artist Videos 
(approx.15 min each)

Language 

Chu Hing-wah, Li Wei-han, Rosanna, Ou Da-wei, Gaylord Chan, Liu Siu-jane, Au Yeung Nai-chim

Cantonese 
(with Chinese subtitles)


 

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