Eternal Life - Exploring Ancient Egypt

Extension and Education Activities

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series "Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt"
Price: $200

Specially produced for the "Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" Exhibition, this book describes the latest findings of six mummies, processes of mummification, religious beliefs, funerary practices, food culture and childhood life of ancient Egyptians. The book allows readers to know more about ancient Egyptian civilization. With 260 pages, this book is bilingual and includes detailed descriptions, photos and CT scan images.


Escape Game

Puzzle of Egyptian Shrine
In an archaeological expedition to Egypt, your team is accidentally trapped in a shrine. Are you as smart as a detective, being able to put together pieces of puzzles, get the tools and find your way out? You can try it out and challenge your knowledge about ancient Egypt in this “Puzzle of Egyptian Shrine” activity!

Date:
2.6.2017 – 18.10.2017
Opening Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 noon - 6:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 11:40am - 7:00pm
Duration:
20 minutes per session
Venue:
G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Quota:
20 persons per session
Admission:
  1. Free participation for Museum Pass holders or valid ticket holders of “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt” exhibition.
  2. Participants must first register and redeem admission tickets at the entrance of the “Puzzle of Egyptian Shrine” game.
  3. Redemption of admission tickets starts at 00 minute of each hour for game sessions of the next hour. Tickets are limited to one per person on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Children of body height less than 1.3 metres must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Lecture

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life -
Exploring Ancient Egypt: Insights into the exhibition

Ancient mummies have been a source of public fascination and a focus of scientific enquiry for over 200 years. Early investigation involved their unwrapping but modern imaging techniques now enable curators and researchers to virtually explore their mummified remains without damaging or disturbing them.

Six mummies curated at the British Museum, including a temple singer, a child from the Roman era and a priest, are the focus of the exhibition. Using cutting-edge science and technology, the public will discover how these remarkable individuals lived and died. The health problems that they suffered from during life will also be discussed, alongside their age at death, the mummification processes used to preserve their bodies, their beliefs, various aspects of daily life and, on occasion, anomalies in the embalming.

Speakers:
Ms. Marie Vandenbeusch (Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions, The British Museum) and Dr. Daniel Antoine (Curator of Physical Anthropology, The British Museum)
Date:
3.6.2017 (Saturday)
Time:
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue:
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language:
English
Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm,2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life -
Exploring Ancient Egypt: Egyptian Civilisation - From Ancient to Present

For details, please refer to the Chinese synopsis.

Speaker:
Prof. Poo Mu Chou (Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date:
16.7.2017 (Sunday)
Time:
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue:
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language:
Putonghua
Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm,2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)
 

 

On-spot Guided Tour

Programme will be conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua. Please refer to the Chinese synopsis for details.

Laboratory Classes and Courses

Programme Title Code Date Time
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE501 17.07.2017(Mon) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE502 17.07.2017(Mon) 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE503 19.07.2017(Wed) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE504 19.07.2017(Wed) 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE505 21.07.2017(Fri) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Everything You Need to Know about Paper SE506 21.07.2017(Fri) 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Remark: The content of the above sessions are the same.

For details, please refer to the Chinese synopsis

Programmes will be conducted in Cantonese. For enquiries, please contact us at 2732 3249 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm except public holidays).

Film

Film Title Date Time
Museum Secrets: Egyptian Museum 4.6.2017 Sunday 2:00pm–3:00pm
21.6.2017 Wednesday
19.7.2017 Wednesday
23.8.2017 Wednesday
3.9.2017 Sunday
Animal Mummies: Egypt’s Dark Secret 4.6.2017 Sunday 3:00pm – 4:00pm
21.6.2017 Wednesday
19.7.2017 Wednesday
23.8.2017 Wednesday
3.9.2017 Sunday

Curriculum Link: S1 History “Life in the Main Centres of Early Civilisation”

Museum Secrets: Egyptian Museum
We search for the lost tomb of Ramesses the Great. Then, we recreate the last violent moments of an ancient king to discover if he was a brave or cowardly man. We discover how a poor Pharaoh amassed a hoard of gold to rival King Tut, and enter an underground animal necropolis to find out why ancient Egyptians mummified cats, baboons and falcons by the millions. Cryptic inscriptions discovered on a pyramid's capstone reveal the secret of the pyramid's spiritual power.

Animal Mummies: Egypt’s Dark Secret
Modern advances in imaging technology are allowing Dr Lidija McKnight and her team to create accurate 3D images of ancient Egyptian animal mummies. The biggest survey of its kind, this study aims to discover the truth about the strange role animals played in ancient Egyptian beliefs.

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis


Interactive Drama Show

Back to Ancient Egypt
An interactive drama show, performed by two invited friends and a robot from the future, will take the audience back in time to ancient Egypt to learn about the ancient Egyptian culture and see the differences in lifestyle. Parents and children are welcome to join.

Date Time
22.7.2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Online Registration)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Online Registration)
30.7.2017 (Sunday) 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Online Registration)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Online Registration)
5.8.2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Online Registration)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Online Registration)
12.8.2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Online Registration)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Online Registration)
19.8.2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Online Registration)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Online Registration)

Venue:
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language:
Cantonese
Free admission by online registration on a first come, first served basis.
Registration starts one month before each session.
Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
 
In addition, the show will be performed in three different public libraries as follows:
Venue Date Time
Fanling Public Library
Tel: 2669 4444
20.8.2017 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Po On Road Public Library
Tel: 2928 7055
26.8.2017 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon

Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library
Tel: 2126 7520
27.8.2017 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Please contact individual libraries for enquiries and registration.


Education Resources

 

Free Coach Services for Schools
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Transport Subsidy Scheme – “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt” Exhibition Free Coach Services for Schools

To encourage visits to “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt” exhibition by school groups, free coach services will be provided to all secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens during the exhibition period. Applicant must apply for Hong Kong Science Museum School Visit first. The successful applicant will receive a School Visit Admission Letter and an application form of free coach services. The quota for the free coach services is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.

Enquires:
School Visit: 2732 3220 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)
Free Coach Services: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)