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MuseTeens More: The 14th Youth Leadership Scheme

"Understanding Cultural Heritage through Stories about People"

Using the museum as an interactive learning platform, the "MuseTeens: Youth Leadership Scheme" enables secondary school students to learn from practice in a museum environment, thus enhancing their interest in local culture, broadening their horizons in art, and fostering an active learning attitude and spirit of serving the community. Since its inauguration in 2006, the scheme has been well-supported by secondary school teachers and students.

This year's "MuseTeens: Youth Leadership Scheme" invites applications starting in early June 2019. In mid-July, a group of about 60 young people who are interested in and enthusiastic about culture will be selected to become MuseTeens. They will receive training and gain practical experience offered by Hong Kong Heritage Museum from July to August, and participate in the extended activities after the summer holiday. Upon completion of the scheme, the museum will present awards to strongly performing MuseTeens to encourage them on their cultural odyssey.

The museum will organise a series of all-round training programmes, including talks, visits, workshops, special themed programmes and practical activities. Areas of extensive training covered are as follows:

(I) Museum 101
The MuseTeens will learn about museum's history, development and functions through attending talks and visiting the museum's facilities including resource centre, conservation laboratories and collection storage areas. They will also learn about the conservation and preservation of artefacts in workshop programmes.

(II) The Curation of Exhibitions
The MuseTeens will acquire further knowledge on curating exhibitions from various perspectives, including concept development, preparation and production. They will also gain a better understanding of local art and culture through exposure to the museum's permanent and special exhibitions, as well as highlighted collection items.

(III) Understanding and Promoting Museum Services
The MuseTeens will learn the essentials of customer service, docent services, and the planning and preparation of educational activities. They will be provided with an opportunity to gain experience in museum work through practical training. They will also act as museum ambassadors, a new role in the museum, in which they will be responsible for promoting museum activities and services inside the museum.

(IV) "Understanding Cultural Heritage through Stories about People" Programme Series
(Special programmes for the 2019 MuseTeens Scheme)

To complement the "Traversing the Forbidden City" Programme Series jointly organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The Palace Museum, in this year's scheme, we will focus on stories about people related to the Forbidden City. Through a variety of education programmes, including workshops, talks and other activities, the MuseTeens will learn about the lives of people who lived within or outside the Forbidden City, with some life histories and stories of various figures as examples. The programmes will explore the development and historical value of Beijing's Forbidden City, enabling the MuseTeens to deepen their understanding of traditional Chinese culture and history, and to engage in preserving and passing on our culture.

(V) Extended Practical Activities and MuseTeens-in-Schools
The MuseTeens will take on the role of museum ambassadors to promote museum services both inside and outside the museum. They will participate in practical activities in the museum to apply what they have learnt in the training activities, in accordance with their personal interests and time allocation. They will also present and share the knowledge and experience they acquired through their participation in the scheme with their teachers and schoolmates.

Afterwards, they are required to submit a report – in written, photo or video form – on the results of their promotion efforts in the MuseTeens-in-Schools programme, the highlights of which will later be posted on HKHM website for all to share.

Art and culture lovers, please join us!

Categories

Juniors (F.1–3) and Seniors (F.4–6)

Enrolment

Free of charge. Applicants should apply through their school principal or teacher and submit the following documents# to Hong Kong Heritage Museum at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin by post, or e-mail to hkhmee@lcsd.gov.hk, or in person during museum opening hours on or before 30 June 2019:
1) The completed application form (download the form here)
2) Personal portfolio (e.g. record of extra-curricular activities and photocopies of awards or certificates)
(Each principal or teacher can nominate up to five students on the application.)

# Please indicate "Application for MuseTeens Scheme" on the submitted envelope, or in the e-mail subject line.

Selection of Entries

Preliminary selection: The submitted entries and portfolio will be reviewed.
Final selection: Interview (to be held in early to mid-July 2019)

Enquiries

Please call 2180 8192 or 2180 8196.