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Faberg exhibition fringe activities to be launched during Easter holidays

     To coincide with its latest large-scale exhibition, "Fabergé: Legacy of Imperial Russia", the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will launch a series of education programmes during the Easter holidays to enhance visitors’ knowledge of the exhibits and Russian culture. The programmes will include talks, workshops and guided tours.

     Running from February 6 until April 29, the exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and co-organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum. The exhibition features more than 200 pieces of jewellery and adornments once belonging to the Russian imperial family. The most attractive treasures on display are four celebrated Faberg Easter eggs created for the Russian court. With their superb workmanship and exceptional design, the Fabergé eggs represent the height of Russian jewellery craftsmanship and have always been highly sought after by museums and collectors worldwide. They also bear witness to the changes that Russian society underwent at this time.

     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum has organised a series of talks at which speakers will introduce the stories behind the Fabergé eggs, explain the uniqueness of the Faberg jewellery and reflect on the Russian customs they discovered during their travels. Details of the talks are as follows:

Topic: "Everlasting Design – The Craftsmanship of Classic and Contemporary Jewellery"
Speaker: Studio jeweller Ms Cicy Ching
Date: March 16

Topic: "A Glimpse of Treasure – Stories behind the Fabergé Eggs"
Speaker: Assistant Curator I (Fine Art) of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum Mr Tang Hing-sun
Date: April 6

Topic: "Walking on the Land – A Journey through Russian Culture and Art"
Speaker: Independent traveller Ms Lannie Mok
Date: April 20

     The lectures, to be conducted in Cantonese, will be held from 2.30pm to 4pm in the museum's Seminar Room. Admission is free.

     In addition, an Easter egg design workshop will be arranged for young visitors. The fun-filled workshop, "Bling Bling Easter Eggs", will be held at the museum's Education Studio at 3pm on March 24 and April 28 for visitors aged 6 to 10. Participants will each be able to design a colourful and sparkling Easter egg and a necklace, with all materials provided. Each workshop session can accommodate a maximum of 15 children and the fee for each participant is $38.

     All the fringe activities are now open for enrolment. For details, please visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's website at or call 2180 8260.

     In addition, guided tours of the exhibition are also available. Conducted in Cantonese, the tours will take place in the exhibition gallery at 2pm on Thursdays and 11.30am and 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Advance booking is not required.

     Standard admission tickets for the "Fabergé: Legacy of Imperial Russia" exhibition are priced at $20 (Thursday to Monday) and $10 (Wednesdays only). Full-time students, senior citizens and people with disabilities can enjoy concession fees, which are $10 (Thursday to Monday) and $5 (Wednesdays only).

     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. It is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 7pm on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). For enquiries, please call 2180 8188.

Ends/Friday, March 15, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:26


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