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Public Programmes (July - September)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A valid admission ticket / Museum Pass is required for admission to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.

Programme details

Writing Workshop: "Reading a Novella and Creating an Alternative Ending"
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

In response to the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum", Hong Kong Heritage Museum compiled a novella, titled A Day in Time – 1935 Hong Kong, Illustrated with 100 Period Objects, with 100 sets of period objects from local museums and collectors as its theme, to introduce the lifestyle of Hong Kong people in the past. Through this story and the writing workshop, the museum aims to encourage young people to read and write more.

Session 1:
The instructor will share some creative writing skills with the participants, read with them selected passages from the story A Day in Time – 1935 Hong Kong, Illustrated with 100 Period Objects, and inspire them to take a creative approach to creating an alternative ending for the story.

Session 2:
After the first session, the participants will write their own story endings. They will share the content and ideas of their new endings with other participants in the second session, so that they can learn from one another to improve their writing skills through discussion and exchanges. The most outstanding story writers will receive a gift from Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Date & Time Class 1 (for secondary school students)
Session 1: 14 July 2019 (Sunday) 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: 28 July 2019 (Sunday) 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Class 2 (for senior secondary and tertiary students)*
* The programme date and time have been revised as follows:
Session 1: 28 July 2019 (Sunday) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Session 2: 4 August 2019 (Sunday) 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Target Secondary school students and tertiary students
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants for each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please enrol in one of the classes. Participants should attend both session 1 and session 2 of the class. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form). Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
 

"Discovering Treasures from the British Museum" Lecture Series
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

Several scholars and experts from various disciplines will host the lectures. From their different perspectives, they will use the exhibition and exhibits as a springboard to explore the development of global culture and the various stories behind the cultures.

(I) Lecture: Exploring the Development of and Exchanges between Chinese and Foreign Cultures through Ancient Artefacts

During the past 100 – 200 years, expedition, archaeology and art history research have revealed new objects and added new ideas to our understanding of the ancient world. Cultural developments around the world have various origins. Different cultures have their own manifestations of work and tools, such as metals, ceramics, silk and writing. While their origins were quite separate, the interactions and collisions between different cultures have resulted in a fusion of cultural phenomena. This lecture will explore cultural developments and exchanges in China, the South China Sea, Southeast Asia and Europe, and inspire visitors to consider different ways of acquiring new knowledge.

Date 20 July 2019 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Dr Sammy Li Kin-sum (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Enrolment A maximum of 270 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
Remarks Successful applicants can redeem their admission slips at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the programme from 1:30 pm onwards. Please arrive at the theatre, 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
A maximum of 50 quotas will be reserved for walk-in visitors. Registration will start 20 minutes before the programme commences at the theatre entrance.

(II) Lecture: Humanity and Culture: Understanding World Civilisations through Historical Artefacts

We can discover the wisdom of human beings and the ways they found to survive throughout history and around the world by studying the objects they created. Artworks demonstrate their sense of aesthetics and taste, and some objects reveal their myths about spirits or death, or their spiritual pursuits. We can also learn about our ancestors' pursuit of knowledge and power, reflecting the development of human civilisation and the concept of global networking. From multi-faceted perspectives and supplemented by selected artefacts from the exhibition, the speaker will discuss the development of world civilisations and shared human concerns.

Date 25 August 2019 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Professor Cheung Chan-fai (Retired philosophy professor, former Chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Director of University General Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 270 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
Remarks Successful applicants can redeem their admission slips at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the programme from 1:30 pm onwards. Please arrive at the theatre, 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

A maximum of 50 quotas will be reserved for walk-in visitors. Registration will start 20 minutes before the programme commences at the theatre entrance.
 

Let's Have Fun Dancing
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

Social dancing was popular in the 1930s, especially in night clubs and ballrooms. For this activity, the education zone will be temporarily turned into a 1930s dance hall. Professional dancers will be invited to demonstrate different types of social dances, such as the waltz, the Charleston and the rumba. Participants can dance in a relaxed environment, moving to the rhythm and swirling romantically. This event should not be missed by anyone who loves dancing. Everyone is welcome to join the dance extravaganza. Let's have fun dancing!

Date & Time Session 1: 4 August 2019 (Sunday) 10:30 am – 1 pm
Session 2: 1 September 2019 (Sunday) 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F
Instructors Professional dancers
Target Persons aged 12 or above (requires two people to sign up together)
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants (15 pairs) for each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Two participants are required per registration, with one of them registering for both. Please enrol in one of the two sessions. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
 

"Roles on Paper" Painting Workshop
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

The characters in A Day in Time – 1935 Hong Kong, Illustrated with 100 Period Objects have their own charms. If you have read the story, you may have thought about the faces of the characters. Ms May Lu, the illustrator of the novella, will guide the participants to create portrait paintings of the characters from the story, using Chinese ink painting and Western watercolour painting techniques. The participants will also learn about the painting styles of calendar posters, which were popular in the early 20th century, and portray the characters in the story in an imaginative and creative way.

Date 10 August 2019 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Ms May Lu
Target Persons aged 12 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants for each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please enrol in one of the two sessions. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).
 

Creative Thinking Workshop: "Matching Ancient and Modern: Artefacts from the British Museum and Modern Items for Daily Life"
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

People have created a multitude of tools and supplies over the centuries to help them survive. These objects have been constantly improved, gradually changing the ways humans live. In this workshop, the instructor will guide the participants to pair items featured in "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" exhibition with objects we use in our daily lives nowadays to discover the relationships between the ancient artefacts and modern everyday items. Then the participants will select one of the ancient objects they are interested in from the exhibition. They will design an item for modern life based on the ancient object with the guidance of the instructor, and share their design concepts with the other participants.

Date 11 August 2019 (Sunday)
Time Session 1 (Primary school students): 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2 (Secondary school students): 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Target Session 1: Primary school students (Primary 1 to Primary 6)
Session 2: Secondary school students (Form 1 to Form 6)
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants for each session. Enrolment starts on 24 June 2019 at 10 am and ends on 17 July 2019 at 3 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form). In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open Lot Drawing 22 July 2019 at 11 am, Education Studio, G/F
 

The Old City Today: A Tour Back to the 1930s
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

The museum will invite a Hong Kong historian to act as the city guide, travelling with the participants through time and space to return to old Hong Kong in 1935. The veteran historian will lead the participants to experience the route of the characters' activities in the story A Day in Time – 1935 Hong Kong, Illustrated with 100 Period Objects and explain the history of the places and associated objects along the way, to explore experiences and memories of old Hong Kong. All participants are welcome to wear period costumes, as they experience Hong Kong in the past through a wonderful journey.

Date Session 1: 17 August 2019 (Saturday)
Session 2: 31 August 2019 (Saturday) *
Time Session 1: 1 pm – 5 pm
Session 2: * Programme time has been changed to 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Speaker Mr Cheng Po-hung (Hong Kong historian and leading collector)
Assembly Point Seminar Room, G/F, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Locations of Visit Locations in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong Island
Target Persons aged 18 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 25 participants for each session. Enrolment starts on 24 June 2019 at 10 am and ends on 12 July 2019 at 3 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form). In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open Lot Drawing 16 July 2019 at 11 am, Education Studio, G/F
Remarks A coach will be arranged for the participants to visit different locations, yet walking is stilled required. All interested participants should consider their health condition before enrolment. The participants should wear light clothes and not bring along large carry-on items. Please arrive at the assembly point 10 minutes before the start of the programme to register and get on the coach. Late-comers will not be entertained. The tour will end at the last location of visit.
 

Interactive Game: "Pairing the Collection of the British Museum and the Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong"
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

"The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum" exhibition introduces 100 groups of precious exhibits from across the world, some of which may be similar to the historical relics from Hong Kong in certain ways. Some related objects will be paired up in this interactive game. Visitors wishing to take the challenge can participate in an on-the-spot test and share their understanding of the objects they are interested in. Participants who meet the challenge successfully and share the most creative ideas can win a gift from the museum.

Date 18 August 2019 (Sunday)
Time Session 1: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Venue Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F
Target General public
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants for each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please enrol in one of the two sessions. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.
 

Creative Workshop: "Viewing Objects, Recalling Memories"
Special Programme in association with the Exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum"

Among the collections displayed in the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum", there are many items that were closely related to the daily lives of people in ancient times, reflecting how our predecessors explored and thought, as well as changes over time. The instructor will select some artefacts from the exhibition – such as tools and eating utensils – and introduce the history and stories of these objects to the participants. Then the instructor will guide them to connect these with the same kinds of objects they used in their childhood or at other times in their life, while recalling some of the stories behind them. The participants will be encouraged to share their life stories and reminisce about the past through creative activities and discussions.

Date 7 September 2019 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10 am – 12 nn
Session 2: 3 pm – 5 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Target Persons aged 60 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants for each session. Please enrol in one of the sessions. Enrolment starts on 8 July 2019 at 10 am and ends on 22 August 2019 at 3 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260. In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open Lot Drawing 27 August 2019 at 11 am, Education Studio, G/F