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2010
May
LCSD's museums open free for International Museum Day
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     To celebrate International Museum Day 2010, Hong Kong (IMD 2010 HK), all museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and other participating local museums will organise open days on May 15 and 16. Admission to these museums will be free on these two days, allowing the public to better understand the functions and missions of museums through various exhibitions, activities, facilities and services.

     Thirty-two cultural institutes will join the museums' open days on May 15 and 16. They are the Hong Kong Museum of History and its branches, Hong Kong Museum of Art and its branch, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and its branches, Hong Kong Science Museum (except the Special Exhibition Hall), Hong Kong Space Museum (except the Stanley Ho Space Theatre), Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, Art Promotion Office, Museum of Ethnology, Tung Wah Museum, Po Leung Kuk Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Stephen Hui Geological Museum of The University of Hong Kong, Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Museum of Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery, The Hong Kong Racing Museum, Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, Lions Nature Education Centre of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture, and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug InfoCentre (closed on May 16).

     Coming to its 10th year, IMD Hong Kong is a major cultural event organised by the LCSD in support of the International Council of Museums, which designated May 18 as annual IMD in 1978. IMD aims to promote the activities and services provided by museums and interact with people from all walks of life to help raise public awareness of museums' functions and missions in society.

     "Museums for Social Harmony" is the theme of this year's IMD. It is hoped that through activities and services organised by participating institutes, the public will be encouraged to visit the museums, so as to foster goodwill, enhance peaceful coexistence and help build a harmonious society.

     Apart from the museums' open days, a variety of educational programmes and activities will be conducted by various museums during IMD 2010 HK. Highlights include  "Ethnictricity", the first ever stand-up "dramedy", and a Fun Cultures Bazaar to be held by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on May 16.  "Ethnictricity: A multi-ethnic, multicultural 'dramedy'" is about an extraordinary couple who decides to tie the knot, resulting in a series of conflicts, misunderstandings and cultural integration. Featuring a multi-ethnic cast, the drama uses stand-up comedy to transcend ethnic and cultural boundaries, inviting the audience to laugh and experience the integration of different cultures. In "Fun Cultures Bazaar: A feast of ethnic colours", the museum's courtyard will provide the setting for a multicultural carnival and bazaar that showcases the traditional arts and cultures of different ethnic groups, who are invited to gather for a multicultural feast. The activities include Sichuan "bian lian" (changing faces), Bollywood dance, Western magic show, Filipino traditional music, Korean folk dance, game booths and booths for tasting ethnic delicacies, and "Happy Snaps: We are One Big Family". All Chinese and other ethnic groups in Hong Kong are invited to join.

     Meanwhile, the public can take this opportunity to visit exhibitions organised by the LCSD's museums, such as "Lofty Integrity: Donation of Works by Wu Guanzhong" held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, which displays 50 masterpieces by the great artist Wu Guanzhong. Visitors can also get to know the 600-year history of Hong Kong's coastal defence by visiting the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, which is converted from a former military site.

     Institutions participating in IMD 2010 HK are: Hong Kong Museum of History and its branches, Hong Kong Museum of Art and its branch, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and its branches, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Film Archive, Central Conservation Section under LCSD, Antiquities and Monuments Office and its Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, Art Promotion Office, Museum of Ethnology, Tung Wah Museum, Po Leung Kuk Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Stephen Hui Geological Museum of The University of Hong Kong, Art Museum of Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Museum of Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery, The Hong Kong Racing Museum, Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, Lions Nature Education Centre of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug InfoCentre, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and Police Museum.

     Programme details of IMD 2010 HK are now available on the LCSD's website, www.lcsd.gov.hk.

Ends/Saturday, May 1, 2010
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The exhibition "Lofty Integrity: Donation of Works by Wu Guanzhong" , currently at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, features 50 masterpieces by Wu Guanzhong.

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Visitors can go to the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence during the museums' open days to learn about the 600-year history of coastal defence in Hong Kong.

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"Ethnictricity", the first ever stand-up "dramedy", and a Fun Cultures Bazaar will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on May 16.

 

 

 

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