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Sidelights of the International Museum Day
2013, Hong Kong

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, organised by the Hong Kong Museum of History and in association with Hong Kong Design Centre, the International Museum Day 2013, Hong Kong was successfully concluded on 19 May. We wish to thank all visitors in supporting the event. Let's see some sidelights of the event. 


Ms Cynthia Liu, Deputy Director of the Leisure and  Cultural Services, presented awards to the winners of  the debut "Mascot Design Competition" for IMD 2013,  HK. The winning Mascot, "Muse" is the ambassador of IMD.

First to launch the ibutterflies smart phone game for the public to redeem souvenirs.


Students of the shortlisted 30 entries participated in the "Museum Design Workshop" and designed their ideal museum gallery. Three awards, "The Best Interpretation", "The Best Creativity" and "The Best Spatial Design" were presented.

To complement the theme of the IMD 2013, the "Heart Notes Hong Kong – Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Ensemble" was first held at "The Hong Kong Story" Gallery with great response.


"Curators' Talk Series" was held on 18 May. A total of 13 curators from public and private museums in Hong Kong and Director of Macao Museum (Mr Chen Ieng Hin) gathered at the Hong Kong Museum of History to share the latest development of museums.




Five guest speakers from the Mainland, Taiwan, Australia and Japan were invited to share the new direction for museums at the "Seminar for IMD 2013, HK" on 19 May. The officiating guest, Ms Cynthia Liu, Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services took photo with the speakers and guests in the ceremony.


Free admission to all LCSD museums and other participating venues was offered on 18 and 19 May, and a fantastic array of special programmes was organised with sidelights below:


Conservation Office

Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware


Art Promotion Office

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Tung Wah Museum

Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Lions Nature Education Centre

Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture

Jao Tsung-I Academy

Hong Kong Space Museum