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Hong Kong Heritage Museum organises summer activities to allow children to learn through play

     The summer holiday is just around the corner and it is time for parents to make summer plans for their children. To tie in with the current "Intelligence Infinity: Inspiration through Art" exhibition, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has organised an array of extension activities in which children can learn in a cheerful way and develop their multiple intelligences.

     Details of the extension activities are as follows:

Topic: "Creative Illustration" workshop
Session 1: August 18 (Sunday), 10.30am to noon
Session 2: August 24 (Saturday), 3.30pm to 5pm
Target: Children aged 6 to 12
Quota: 18 children per session
Content: Participating artist Cheng Kar-wai will introduce to young participants his illustrations made for the exhibition and share his views on other exhibits. Stirring the children's creativity in his own special way, he will teach them the skills needed to draw illustration characters. In the workshop, he will join the kids in creating their own realms of the imagination with pens and paper.

Topic: DIY Imagination Map
Session 1: August 18 (Sunday), 2pm to 3.30pm
Session 2: August 18 (Sunday), 4.15pm to 5.45pm
Target: Children aged 6 to 12
Quota: 10 pairs of children with parents per session
Content: Artist Lam Tung-pang will join children and their parents in a lively interactive exhibition where they can not only see, but also touch and play with, the works of art which will inspire their own talent and creativity. Lam will guide the participants to make use of the streets, facilities and shops they know as elements in their own imaginative artistic map to be created together as a family.

Topic: "Ting-Tong-Ting" Ensemble for the Love of the Environment
Dates and times:
August 24 (Saturday), 11am to 1pm and
August 25 (Sunday), 3pm to 5pm
Target: Children aged 4 to 12
Quota: 25 pairs of children with parents
Fee: $76 per pair
Content: In "Prelude: DIY Green Instruments" on the activity's first day (August 24), Dr Lung Heung-wing will teach participants how to use recycled materials and apply their own creativity in making exciting percussion instruments. The activity will encourage children and parents to work at home by finding more recyclable materials and making musical instruments that they can take onstage to play in the "Improv Sunday" concert the next day (August 25). During "Improv Sunday", the museum will reverberate with the beating of drums when Dr Lung ups the tempo and conducts the participants as they play the environmentally friendly instruments they have created. Participants will be invited to perform improvised music with students from the Hong Kong Percussion Centre.

     Interested parties are required to complete an application form and submit it to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum by fax (2180 8222) or by mail (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin) before 6pm on July 13 (Saturday). Due to the limited quota available, successful applications will be determined by a draw and successful applicants will be informed individually, and they have to purchase museum admission tickets before joining the activities.

     The application form can now be downloaded from website of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum at  . For enquiries, please call the Education and Extension team of the museum at 2180 8260.

     In addition, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has also invited participating artist Wong Tin-yan to deliver a sharing seminar in which he will discuss with the audience the meaning behind his work "The Wooden Pallet Playground" and the relationship between children's growth and artistic creation. Details of the seminar are as follows:

Topic: Artistic Thoughts and Creativity - Artist Sharing Seminar
Date: August 24 (Saturday)
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Quota: 80 participants
Fee: Free

     Application for the seminar is required and the quota is on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquires, please call 2180 8260 or visit the website of the museum at  .

     Running until September 23, the "Intelligence Infinity: Inspiration through Art" exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. With the aim of encouraging children to explore their intelligence through enjoying art, a total of 16 local artists were invited to design playful artworks and interactive art space for the exhibition. The exhibition encourages kids and parents to develop their creativity through touching the exhibits and creating works with the artists. This is the first time a public museum in Hong Kong has organised an art exhibition that targets a young audience, and it is hoped that this can offer visitors a unique museum experience.

     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 Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays). Admission is $10 and half-price concessions are applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above. The group admission fee is $7, applicable to every purchase of 20 tickets or more. Free admission for children aged below 4. Admission is free on Wednesdays. For enquires, please call 2180 8188. For details of the museum, please visit the website at .

Ends/Thursday, July 11, 2013
Issued at HKT 19:43


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