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Transcend - Muse Fest HK 2015

Are you interested in the behind-the-scene stories of museums? If so, don't miss the wide array of fun-filled programmes presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's first Muse Fest HK, which can definitely meet your needs.

With "Transcend" as the theme, the first Muse Fest HK gets together the professionals of various disciplines involved in public museums, including curators, conservators and designers, for an intensive encounter with the public. Through diversified and fun-filled interactive activities and exhibitions, they will lead participants to surf freely across the world of history, visual art, science and technology, astronomy, culture, archaeology, film preservation, and conservation, enabling them to get inspiring and unparalleled experience and an in-depth knowledge about museums as well.

Apart from visiting exhibitions, participants will also have a valuable chance to join the Behind-the-Scene Tours of the largest exhibit of the Hong Kong Science Museum – the Energy Machine. Besides, Hong Kong Science Museum will organise a series of programmes, such as activities for interpreting the production of interactive exhibits as well as popular science demonstrations. Details of the Muse Fest HK 2015 – Science Museum programmes are listed as follows:

"Be a Curator" Interactive Journey
Record of Light @ Science Museum
Behind-the-Scene Tour "Dream Works of Exhibition"
Meet the Museum Designers
Behind-the-Scene Tour of Energy Machine
Little Scientists Exploration Programmes - Wonders of Light
Science Theatre: Secret Universe - Journey inside the Cell
Science Demonstration - Fire in the Water


"Be a Curator" Interactive Journey★

Interactive exhibits are the distinguishing feature of the Hong Kong Science Museum. Through interaction, visitors could achieve the pleasure of learning by means of hands-on operation and personal experience. Designing a successful interactive exhibit is not an easy task. The production team needs to choose the topic carefully, consider what kind of material to use, think about the application of suitable scientific knowledge and way of presentation, in addition, appearance, interactivity, innovation and safety elements are also taken into consideration.

"World of Mirrors" is one of the popular galleries among the permanent exhibitions. During this journey, you have the opportunity to go through the birthing process of this exhibition and we will share the difficulties and challenges that we have met.

Speaker Date Time
Assistant Curator, Hong Kong Science Museum 27-06-2015 (Sat)
28-06-2015 (Sun)
04-07-2015 (Sat)
05-07-2015 (Sun)
11-07-2015 (Sat)
12-07-2015 (Sun)
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Free participation on the spot


Record of Light @ Science Museum★

With the reflection of light, we could read and receive images through our eyes and imprint them into our brain. Have you tried to draw or write using light? By writing and drawing with torch in darkness, with the help of camera's shutter, you could see words and image dancing.

Date Time
28-06-2015 (Sun)
01-07-2015 (Wed)
04-07-2015 (Sat)
05-07-2015 (Sun)
2:00pm - 2:45pm
3:00pm - 3:45pm
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Venue: Classroom, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Free participation with quota allocated on a first come, first served basis


Behind-the-Scene Tour "Dream Works of Exhibition"★

Interactive element is the most remarkable features of exhibits of the Hong Kong Science Museum. Interactivity allows visitors to have hands-on experience and further arouses their interest in learning. To celebrate the Muse Fest, our curator will specially open a mysterious door through which visitors can get a glimpse of how interactive exhibits are produced. Don't miss the chance before the door is closed again!

Speaker Date Time
Ms Paulina Chan (Curator, Hong Kong Science Museum) 03-07-2015 (Fri) 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Classroom, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota: 20
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Registration will begin at 3:00pm on the activity day at 1/F Resource Centre, quota for free participation will be allocated on a first come, first served basis


Meet the Museum Designers★

Exhibition design is an integral part of museum work. During the talk, professional designers from various museums will share with you the interesting stories behind producing the Sky Show and mega exhibitions, like the "Dunhuang - Untold Tales, Untold Riches", "Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo, Residence of the Russian Monarchs", "Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" and "Ju Ming - Sculpting the Living World" exhibition.

Speaker Date Time
Mr Leo Chan (Senior Designer, Hong Kong Space Museum);
Ms Catherine Fung and Mr Chu Wai-hung (Designer, Hong Kong Museum of History)
Mr Philip Ng (Designer, Hong Kong Heritage Museum)
Mr Alan Kong and Ms Jessica Chan (Designer, Hong Kong Museum of Art)
Ms Teresa Wan (Designer, Hong Kong Science Museum)
04-07-2015 (Sat) 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Lobby, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Quota: 70
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Free admission on a first come, first served basis


Behind-the-Scene Tour of Energy Machine★

Energy Machine is the largest exhibit of the Hong Kong Science Museum and it has been operated for more than 24 years since the opening of the Museum. Our "Doctors" have spent a lot of efforts to ensure the exhibit in good condition. Through the visit of the control centre of the exhibit, participants are able to learn more about its structure and operation.

Speaker Date Time
Mr Lee Kwok Fai (Technical Officer, Hong Kong Science Museum)
Mr Wong Chi Kin (Senior Technical Officer, Hong Kong Science Museum)
04-07-2015 (Sat)
11-07-2015 (Sat)
2:30pm – 3:15pm

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota: 10 per session
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Registration will begin at 2:00pm on the activity days at 1/F Resource Centre, quota for free participation will be allocated on a first come, first served basis


Little Scientists Exploration Programmes - Wonders of Light

Through the "Wonders of Light" exploration programme, students can learn the properties of light and their applications in the daily life

Date Time
27-06-2015 (Sat)
29-06-2015 (Mon)
30-06-2015 (Tue)
04-07-2015 (Sat)
06-07-2015 (Mon)
07-07-2015 (Tue)
Mon - Tue: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Sat: 10:00am - 11:30am; 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Venue: Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota: 40 per session
Fees: HK$30
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Suitable for P4-P6 students. Applications are open to schools and parent-teacher associations only on a first-come-first served basis. Application will be closed 2 weeks before the activity date. Application form can be downloaded at http://hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/ed/lsep.html.


Science Theatre: Secret Universe - Journey inside the Cell

Like something out of science fiction, this is the story of the billion year battle between a human cell and an adenovirus for control of our DNA. Drawing on the very latest cellular discoveries, for the first time this astonishing film brings the dazzling interior world of a human cell to life.

Combining the efforts of world experts in cell visualisation, molecular biologists and Hollywood CGI animators, viewers will experience a thrilling and scientifically accurate cinematic journey into the recently discovered, alien world of the cell. This is cutting-edge biology with an epic storyline, revealing a world no one has ever seen before.

Date Time
28-06-2015 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota: 295 per session
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enrolment Method: Free admission on a first come, first served basis


Science Demonstration - Fire in the Water

Water and fire have long been regarded as incompatible substances. In this exquisite science demonstration, water will be split into hydrogen and oxygen, and the amazing phenomena of water and fire will be revealed.

Date Time
05-07-2015 (Sun) 12-07-2015 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota: 295 per session
Language: Cantonese
Enrolment Method: Free admission on a first come, first served basis



★ Highlight Programme
All programmes are subject to change without prior notice

 

Last Modified: 02-07-2015

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