Social Harmony Project
Changes in Hong Kong's economy and society have led to the development of a more complex social structure in which some communities are being ignored or even forgotten. The programme "Social Harmony Project: From the Sky above the Museum – for a Better Tomorrow" aims to provide communities with equal access to government and community resources and thus to strengthen their community involvement.
Through this programme, Hong Kong Heritage Museum hopes to forge a close partnership with non-profit-making social service organisations that care for members from different communities and schools that serve the under-privileged groups, in order to provide a platform for them to take part in arts and cultural activities. By organising exhibition guided tours, demonstrations, workshops and other programmes, the museum will give people from different communities the opportunity to broaden their vision, enrich their quality of life and improve their ability to integrate into the society and share common ground with all of our citizens – to go ahead, from the sky above the museum!
Cross-Generation Museum Tour Programme for "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"
In this cross-generation programme, the museum will provide the elders with docent training. After the training, the elders will invite their families and friends to the museum this summer, and guide them on a visit of the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum", fostering inter-generational communication and harmony while visiting the museum together.
Elderly Docents Training
|Date||18 July 2019 (Thursday)|
|Time||10 am – 1 pm|
|Venue||Seminar Room, G/F and Thematic Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, 1/F|
|Speakers||Assistant Curator, Mr Chan Tak-hang (Adjunct Lecturer of the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and museum docents|
|Target||Persons aged 60 or above|
|Enrolment||80 elders (60 elders will be recruited by Elder Academies, while the remaining 20 elders can enrol with the museum). Interested elders are welcome to call 2180 8260 for enquiries and enrolment from 27 June to 10 July 2019, first-come-first-served.|
|Cross-generation Museum Tour|| Each elderly docent who has received docent training can invite a maximum of 10 family members or friends to visit the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" at designated time slots (10 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 12:30 pm) of the following days: |
28 July (Sunday) / 3 August (Saturday) / 11 August (Sunday) / 17 August 2019 (Saturday)