Public Programmes (April – June)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.
"Dear John..." Images of HK in the 1920sAn exhibition of images of Hong Kong in the 1920s on old postcards. (approx 20 min)
"Hong Kong Photography Artist" Series I: Heartfelt Poetic Moments: Tchan Fou-liAn introduction to Tchan Fou-li's decades-long career in creative photography and the ways he blends Eastern and poetic elements into his works to create a “composite style of photography and painting”. (approx 16 min)
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 22 April 2014 (except otherwise specified).
(1) Commentary on selected works from the exhibition Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation
Renowned for their delicate drawing styles and thought-provoking storylines, many animation movies produced by Studio Ghibli have become classics and family favourites. The speaker will introduce some of the key layout designs from the exhibition and the stories behind them to provide the audience with a deeper insight into the artistic features of the animation of Takahata and Miyazaki.
(2) Animation Talk-through: The Art of Contemporary Japanese Animation
Characterised by a diversity of styles, contemporary Japanese animation brims with vibrant and creative art in both mainstream and independent productions. Citing examples from the masterpieces of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the speakers will introduce the features of contemporary Japanese animation and the latest developments in this field.
(3) Animation Showcase: A Screening of Local Hong Kong Animations
Recent years have seen multifaceted developments in animation production in Hong Kong that have resulted in a wide diversity of creative styles and features. In this programme, a video of selected productions by local animators will be shown to provide a glimpse of the landscape of modern animation in Hong Kong.
(4) 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!
(5) Animation Talk-through: Contemporary Hong Kong Animation and Local Culture
Like all other creative activities, animations present the cultural characteristics of the place where they are produced. The speakers will explore the relationship between the development of Hong Kong’s animation scene and local culture using examples from local animations produced in recent years.
*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.
Screen Illusions and Visual Tricks in Animation
In association with “International Museum Day 2014, Hong Kong”
You can make an animation just by quickly flicking through still pictures, and people over the centuries have made use of this simple technique to create fascinating gadgets for their amusement. This programme introduces participants to the basic principles of animation production and gives them the opportunity to explore the world of animation through collections of vintage gadgets.
Come and enjoy reminiscences of bygone days by creating your own animation gadgets!