Public Programmes (July – September)Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for admission to museum exhibitions. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.
Go Culture Go Go!Take a break and enjoy some leisurely lunchtime art, history and culture at the museum! This coming season, we will be screening two video programmes on themes related to the museum's current exhibitions.
Woodblock Printing by Mui Chong-kiA demonstration of relief printing by Mui Chong-ki. (approx. 30 min)
Chao Shao-an: Master of the Lingnan SchoolAn introduction to the Lingnan Art Studio and the life and personal experiences of Professor Chao Shao-an. (approx. 13 min)
Curator’s Talk: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Chairs for Viewing the World through Time
In association with the exhibition “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Chairs for Viewing the World through Time”
Chairs are both ordinary and extraordinary. But why? The curator will take you on a journey through time and space, without the hassle of travelling, and you will get to see chairs from world-renowned museums, and a surprising mix of old and new, with different cultural influences.
“Please Have a Seat”: A Major Event on the Theme of Chairs
(1) A Fun-filled Tour of Extraordinary Chairs
Chairs are something we use every day. Since ancient times, they have come in all forms and shapes, and can even have many different functions. How much do you not know about these extraordinary, yet ordinary, pieces of furniture? Join the instructor on a fun journey to explore some interesting stories about the humble chair and meet the chair elves!
(2) A Photo Opportunity with the Chair Family
The Chair family will be waiting to meet visitors and hand out souvenirs at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Don't miss this opportunity to take some family photos with Mr. Chair, Lady Sofa, Grandpa Rocking Chair or Little Stool!
(3) Designing Your Dazzling Folding Chair
Chairs are a common part of our daily life. Have you ever thought about crafting your own chair? An instructor from the Hong Kong Design Institute will work with you to find imaginative ways to design and decorate your own folding chair with brushes and oil paint. The chair is yours to take home after the workshop. This is an activity do-it-yourselfers can't miss!
To coincide with the thematic event, the MuseKids programme ‘Happy Paper Chair Craft with the Chair Family’ will be organised in this quarter. For details, please click here.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series:
Special Programmes in association with the exhibition “Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation”
Studio Ghibli’s Animation World Series: Far Beyond Your Dreams and Imagination
Over the years, Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, co-founders of Studio Ghibli, have brought to life many masterpieces of animation, including the highly acclaimed Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away, which have captured the hearts of viewers all over the world. Packed with boundless imagination and originality, their animated stories provoke and inspire. To offer a full experience of Studio Ghibli’s world of animation as well as of the medium itself, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is proud to present “Studio Ghibli’s Animation World Series: Far Beyond Your Dreams and Imagination”, a special series of education programmes, in which participants will embark on a journey to explore the animation art of Studio Ghibli and to discover the latest developments in animation production in Japan and Hong Kong. All members of the public – young and old, families and children – are welcome to join our lectures, workshops and screenings during the exhibition period. Enrolment starts from 8 July 2014.
(1) My Animated Characters: An Experimental Theatre in Stop-motion Animation
Are you interested in discovering the processes involved in animation production? This programme introduces participants to some of the hand-drawn animations from the exhibition and reveals the creative ideas behind the masterpieces as well as how animators set the scene, establish characters and colour their worlds. Participants will also learn to appreciate many other hand-drawn works from an artistic perspective, while the principles of animation will be illustrated using a zoetrope. To enhance the experience, participants will have a chance to make their own zoetrope and create their own animation. Come and share the fun of animation production!
(2) Syncing Voice and Image – Animation Dubbing Workshop
Dubbing is a key factor in how much an animation is enjoyed and how well it is remembered. Good dubbing helps leave a lasting impression. In this workshop, the instructor will demonstrate a dubbing session, during which participants will acquire a better understanding of the relationship between animation and dubbing, as well as learning some basic dubbing techniques. The participants will also have the opportunity to experience the pleasure of animation dubbing under the guidance of a dubbing professional.
To coincide with the exhibition, the family / children programme ‘A Journey to the World of Animation World: My Ponyo is Over the Ocean’ will be organised in this quarter. For details, please click here.