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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 ¡V 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 and 19 May 2013 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 Space Theater 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 from smart phone between 8 and 19 May to redeem a specially designed souvenir when visiting any of the participating museums or heritage
offices on 18 and 19 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.

Space Museum Activities in Hong Kong International Museum Day 2013

Astronomical Observation : Solar Observation
(conducted in Cantonese)

Date : 18 and 19 May 2013 (Sat and Sun)
Time : 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Venue : Roof, Hong Kong Space Museum

Astronomy Demonstration : Touring our Solar System
( conducted in Cantonese )

Date : 18 May 2013 (Sat)
Time : 5:00pm to 6:00 pm
Venue : Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum



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