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Programmes
“Please Have a Seat”An Event on the Theme of Chairs
Special Programmes for Exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu ‧ Art ‧ Life"
Documentary Film The Brilliant Life of Bruce Lee



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.




Programme details


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-ki
A demonstration of relief printing by Mui Chong-ki. (approx. 30 min)

Date : 7 July 2014 – 11 August 2014 (Every Monday)
Time : 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue : Outdoor Seating, G/F
     
Enrolment : Pre-registration is not required, simply join the programme at the Outdoor Seating.


Chao Shao-an: Master of the Lingnan School
An introduction to the Lingnan Art Studio and the life and personal experiences of Professor Chao Shao-an. (approx. 13 min)

Date : 22 August 2014 – 29 September 2014 (Every Friday)
Time : 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue : Outdoor Seating, G/F
     
Enrolment : Pre-registration is not required, simply join the programme at the Outdoor Seating.
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.

Date : 2 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue : Thematic Galleries 1 & 2, 1/F
Speaker : Curator of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 40 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260 or complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).

Participants should hold valid admission ticket of this exhibition.

Talk on Chair Design and Craftsmanship
In association with the exhibition “The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Chairs for Viewing the World through Time”

Among the many members of the furniture family, chairs have long played an indispensable role in the human world. The speaker will share with the audience some interesting ideas on designs, materials and techniques used in the making of both ancient Chinese chairs and modern furniture, and explain the close relationship between chairs and our lives through captivating stories.

Date : 30 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue : Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker : Mr Brian Lee (Assistant Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260 or complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).


“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!

Date : 21 July 2014 (Monday) / 18 August 2014 (Monday) / 30 August 2014 (Saturday) / 13 September 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue : Thematic Galleries 1 & 2 and Courtyard, 1/F
Instructor : Mr Lee Kwok-kwong (Docent for drama appreciation)
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 25 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Simply sign up at the entrance to the Thematic Galleries 1 & 2, 1/F 45 minutes before the programme commences. Participants should hold valid admission ticket of this exhibition.


(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!

Date : 26 July 2014 (Saturday) / 30 August 2014 (Saturday) / 13 September 2014 (Saturday)
17 August 2014 (Sunday) / 24 August 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue : Entrance to the Thematic Galleries 1 and Function Place, 1/F
Instructors : Museum Ambassadors
     
Enrolment : Simply join the programme at the venue. Free with museum admission.


(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!

Date : 24 August 2014 (Sunday) / 14 September 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue : Education Studio, G/F
Instructor : Ms Jessica Ho (Lecturer, Department of Communication Design and Digital Media, Hong Kong Design Institute)
Fee : HK$80 (adult); HK$40 (Concession for full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above)
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 20 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors aged 16 or above are welcome. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).


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!

Date : 20 July 2014 (Sunday) / 17 August 2014 (Sunday)
Time : 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue : Education Studio, G/F
Instructor : Ms Michelle Wong (Local Arts Educator)
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 24 participants on a first-come-first-served basis for each session. Visitors aged 16 or above are welcome. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).

Enrolment starts from 8 July 2014.


(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.

Date : 16 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue : Seminar Room, G/F
Instructors : Ms Tam Shuk-yin (experienced dubbing actor and dubbing director) and
Mr Chan Wai-kuen (experienced dubbing actor and dubbing director)
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 50 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors aged 16 or above are welcome. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).

Enrolment starts from 8 July 2014.


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.

Public Programme on Intangible Cultural Heritage – Understanding “The Yu Lan (Hungry Ghost) Festival of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community” Talk Series

In every 7th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, “Yu Lan Festival” is organized all over Hong Kong, and various groups develop their own tradition of ghost appeasing rituals. The annual festivities of Chiu Chow community are held at over sixty venues, some of which are over hundred years. In 2011, “Yu Lan Festival” of the Chiu Chow community was inscribed onto the third national list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in China. This festive event not only for worshipping ancestors and pacifying wandering ghosts, but also serves as a symbol of uniting groups and community boundary.

The talks will be held on the showground of the two Yu Lan Festival sites and will focus on the development, religious rituals of the Hungry Ghost Festival, and its interaction with the community. Through the introduction of the century-old Yu Lan Festival of Chiu Chow Kung Wo Tong and the sixty anniversary of Chiu Kiu Kaifong of Sai Kung District Yu Lan Festival, participants could gain an insight into historical, cultural and sociological value and meaning of this festive event.


Talk 1. A brief introduction to “The Yu Lan Festival of Chiu Chow Kung Wo Tong”

Date : 16 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue : Moreton Terrace Temporary Playground, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Speaker : Mr. Anven WU (Committee member of Chiu Kiu Kaifong of Sai Kung District Yu Lan Festival) and the organizer of the Kung Wo Tong Yu Lan Festival
Remarks : This programme will be conducted in Cantonese.
     

Talk 2. A brief introduction to the “Chiu Kiu Kaifong of Sai Kung District Yu Lan Festival”

Date : 23 August 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Venue : Ho Chung Bus Stop, Sai Kung
Speaker : Mr. Anven WU (Committee member of Chiu Kiu Kaifong of Sai Kung District Yu Lan Festival) and the organizer of the Sai Kung Yu Lan Festival
Remarks : This programme will be conducted in Cantonese.
     
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 30 participants for each of the talks on a first-come-first-served basis and free of charge. To register, please call 3691 8650 or complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).


Public Programme on Intangible Cultural Heritage – “Talk and demonstration on the craftsmanship of the Fire Dragon of Tai Hang”

Tai Hang was originally a Hakka village. Legend has it that a plague broke out there in 1880, and to ward off the disease the villagers planted joss sticks in a dragon-shaped form. On the evening of the 14th, 15th and 16th of the eighth lunar month, the villagers paraded the fire dragon through the village and let off firecrackers. The plague ended after the event. From then on, the villagers have performed a three-day fire dragon dance every year to bless themselves.

Led by the Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association (THRWA), a successor system has been established so that the knowledge and skills required for the fire dragon dance can be handed down to the next generation. The way in which they carry forward and extol the value of their local cultural heritage so it stands as a collective activity that builds local identity and community solidarity deserves great admiration.

Mr. CHAN Tak-fai will give a brief introduction on the historical background of Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance and he will share his experience in leading the event during the past decades. The well experienced instructors will make demonstration for construction of the fire dragon with “pearl grass”, participants may also have a chance to play the dragon head for over 40 catties in weight.


Talk 3: “Talk and demonstration on the craftsmanship of the Fire Dragon of Tai Hang”

Date : 6 September 2014 (Saturday)
Time : 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue : Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association, 121 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Speaker : Mr. CHAN Tak-fai (Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Commander in Chief, THRWA)
Remarks : This programme will be conducted in Cantonese.
     
Enrolment : A maximum of 50 participants on a first-come-first-served basis and free of charge. To register, please call 3691 8650 or complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).


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