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International Museum Day (IMD) 2013, Hong Kong



International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated 18 May of each year as the International Museum Day (IMD) in 1977. Since 2001, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has organised the International Museum Day, Hong Kong in mid-May every year with the aim of raising public awareness of the roles and functions of museums in society.

The role of museums in society changes with the times. Reconciling their traditional mission of conservation with the creativity necessary for their revival and the development of their audiences – this is the evolution that museums are trying to undertake, with the strong belief that their presence and actions can transform society constructively. The theme for IMD 2013 is "Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change". This truly optimistic theme in the form of an equation dynamically gathers several concepts that are essential to defining what a museum is today, highlighting the universal nature of those institutions and their positive influence on society. It summarises the complexity of museum tasks and emphasises that they are meant to contribute to the community with their passion and creativity.

*Free admission to all Leisure and Cultural Services Department museums and other participating venues will be offered, and a fantastic array of special programmes will be organised on 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun) May for public enjoyment. Come and join the fun! For details of IMD 2013 activities in Hong Kong, please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/imd2013 from early April onwards or refer to the announcements of individual museums.

*Except Stanley Ho Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum, film programmes at the Hong Kong Film Archive, special exhibition of Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

iButterfly and Redemption of Souvenir

To complement the theme of the "International Museum Day 2013, Hong Kong" on "Museum (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change", a smart phone game of iButterfly will be launched.  With the smart phone Apps, visitors can not only get the latest news of IMD 2013, HK, but also capture the "i-butterflies" of museums and IMD 2013, HK by smart phones between 8 (Wed) and 19 (Sun) May to redeem a specially designed souvenir when visiting any of the participating museums or heritage offices on 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun) May. Visitors may also redeem the souvenir by collecting a stamp on the guide map at any of these venues. First come, first served.  Please visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/imd2013 for details.

International Museum Day 2013, Hong Kong - Science Museum Programmes

Experimental Activity: Biotech Challenge

The Sik Sik Yuen Biotechnology Mobile Laboratory Program, in collaboration with and as commissioned by the Hong Kong Science Museum, is going to offer workshops on DNA Science and Science Exploration at the International Museum Day (IMD) 2013. The BML Program offers the following 10 workshops to students and public over 2 days during the IMD on board the MobileLab, which will be stationed at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

Date and Time 18-05-2013 (Sat) 19-05-2013 (Sun)
1st session
10:30 am - 11:00 am
#POS18A
Biotech Challenge - The MobileLab
#POS19C
Biotech Challenge - The MobileLab
2nd session
11:05 am - 12:35 pm
*PRS18A
Science@Home - Facets of Water
*PRS19B
Science@Home - Facets of Water
3rd session
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
*PRD18A
DNA and Genetics for Parents and Kids
- DNA Extraction
*PRD19B
DNA and Genetics for Parents and Kids
- DNA Extraction
4th session
3:35 pm - 5:05 pm
+SID18A
The Fun of DNA - Visualize and Touch
+SID19B
The Fun of DNA - Visualize and Touch
5th session
5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
#POS18B
Biotech Challenge - The MobileLab
#POS19D
Biotech Challenge - The MobileLab

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

#Workshops for Public (Individuals and Families). It introduces the BML Program and showcases the advances in biotechnology.
* Workshops for Parents and Kids.  A family unit is defined as the Applicant, who is 18 years of age or older, and a child who is 6-12 years of age. In addition, up to two family members or friends, who are 6 years of age or older, can join the unit. The Applicant can register his/her unit for ONE Workshop on each day.
+ Workshops for Students.  Students, who are 11-14 years of age or in Primary 5 to Secondary 2 in the current School year, can participate in these Workshops.
 

Venue: The Sik Sik Yuen Biotechnology Mobile Laboratory Program (located at the Car Park of Hong Kong Science Museum)
Language: Conducted in Cantonese
Number of Participants: 32 per session
Registration:

  1. Registration is free-of-charge and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis;
  2. For Public Workshops(#): Please arrive and register at the Science Museum after 10:00 am;
  3. For all Parental(*) and Student(+) Workshops (90-minute sessions):  Please (A) download the Registration Form at http://mobilelab.hoyu.edu.hk and pre-register for your selected Workshops, OR (B) arrive at the Science Museum before the Workshops for a small number of walk-in places.

 

Lecture Hall Programmes

Programme Date Time
Science Film Show: The Riddle of the Titanic
Language: English narration with Chinese Subtitles
18-05-2013 (Sat) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science Lecture: "All about H2O"Lecture Series - How Can We Live with Water in a Harmonious Way?
Language: conducted in Cantonese
18-05-2013 (Sat) 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Science Lecture: "All about H2O"Lecture Series - We Plan for Our Water
Language: conducted in Cantonese
18-05-2013 (Sat) 3:20 pm - 4:05 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Title Date Time
Science Film Show: The Riddle of the Titanic
Language: English narration with Chinese Subtitles
19-05-2013 (Sun) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science Demonstration: Light + Heat = Fire ?
Language: conducted in Cantonese
19-05-2013 (Sun) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Demonstration: Our Flying Dream
Language: conducted in Cantonese
19-05-2013 (Sun) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, The Hong Kong Science Museum
Free admission on first come, first served basis.
For enquiries, please call 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
 

Science Film Show: The Riddle of Titanic
A hundred years ago, on 14 April 1912, the so-called "unsinkable vessel", Titanic departed from Southampton, British for her maiden voyage but crashed into an iceberg and sunk. How could the flagship of the White Star Line, which was equipped with the finest technology of the age, fall victim to such a tragedy and disappear into the icy waters of the Atlantic in less than three hours? This is what we try to discover along with P H Narjeoloet, the world expert on diving on the Titanic.
Date: 18 & 19-05-2013 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Venue: Lecture Hall, The Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Science Lecture: All about H2O"Lecture Series - How Can We Live with Water in a Harmonious Way?
Speaker: Prof. LEE Chack Fan (Director of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education)
Date: 18-05-2013 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Language: conducted in Cantonese
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Science Lecture: All about H2O"Lecture Series - We Plan for Our Water
Speaker: Mr. MAK Shing Cheung, Vincent (Chief Engineer of Water Supplies Department)
Date: 18-05-2013 (Sat)
Time: 3:20 pm - 4:05 pm
Language: conducted in Cantonese
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Science Demonstration: Light + Heat = Fire?
Date: 19-05-2013 (Sun)
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Language: conducted in Cantonese
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Science Demonstration: Our Flying Dream
Date: 19-05-2013 (Sun)
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Language: conducted in Cantonese
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Free admission on first come, first served basis.
For enquiries, please call 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
 

 

 

Last Modified: 25-04-2013

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