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Public Programmes (July – September)

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for admission to museum exhibitions. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

"Portraying Bruce Lee: Dialogue on Hand-drawn Movie Posters" Sharing Session

Special Programme of "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life" Exhibition

From the 1970s to 1990s, hand-drawn movie posters were popular in Hong Kong. Mr Yuen Tai-yung, the "godfather" of Hong Kong movie posters, created more than 200 posters during this golden era, making a deep impression on local movie audiences. Yuen was the artist who produced the overseas posters for the Bruce Lee movies The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon and Game of Death, vividly projecting Bruce Lee's spirit and image.

Master Yuen and experienced animator Mr Lo Che-ying will share with the audience their experience in creating Bruce Lee's hand-drawn movie posters. They will tell stories about how Bruce Lee's portraits were drawn and recall the years when movie posters were popular in Hong Kong.

Date 15 July 2017 (Wednesday)
Time 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Mr Yuen Tai-yung (Master of hand-drawn movie posters) and Mr Lo Che-ying (Experienced animator)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remark Successful applicants should arrive at the Seminar Room on the G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
 


Spirit of Antiquity: Professor Jao Tsung-i's Painting and Calligraphy

Special Programme of "Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i's Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture" Exhibition

In the past, all painting and calligraphy critics emphasised the importance of "antiquity", which is considered a reflection of knowledge, experience and perceptions of history. Enriched with the spirit of antiquity, the paintings and calligraphy of Professor Jao Tsung-i maintain an inseparable link with Chinese tradition. With "antiquity" as the theme, this lecture provides an analysis of Professor Jao's masterpieces and a brief assessment of the cultural implications of his works.

Date 22 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Professor Harold Mok Kar-leung (Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remark Successful applicants should arrive at the Seminar Room on the G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
 


Academic Lecture Series of The Palace Museum

Special Programme of "Hall of Mental Cultivation of The Palace Museum – Imperial Residence of Eight Emperors" Exhibition

(I) Discovering the Hall of Mental Cultivation

Date 29 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Wang Zilin
Enrolment Free Admission Advance enrollment NOT required
300 seats First-come-first-served
Admission token can be obtained at the lobby, ground floor of the Museum, starting at 11:30am on the event day.
Enquiry: 2721 0116
Remark Conducted in Putonghua


(II) Imperial Architecture: the Hall of Mental Cultivation and the Forbidden City

Date 29 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Ms Zhang Shuxian
Enrolment Free Admission Advance enrollment NOT required
300 seats First-come-first-served
Admission token can be obtained at the lobby, ground floor of the Museum, starting at 11:30am on the event day.
Enquiry: 2721 0116
Remark Conducted in Putonghua


(III) Buddhist Aesthetics: Tibetan Buddhist Artefacts in the Palace Museum

Date 19 August 2017 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Wang Yuegong
Enrolment Free Admission Advance enrollment NOT required
300 seats First-come-first-served
Admission token can be obtained at the lobby, ground floor of the Museum, starting at 11:30am on the event day.
Enquiry: 2721 0116
Remark Conducted in Putonghua


(IV) Emperor Qianlong's Artistic Zeal: the "Three Rarities" of Calligraphy

Date 19 August 2017 (Saturday)
Time 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Wang Yimin
Enrolment Free Admission Advance enrollment NOT required
300 seats First-come-first-served
Admission token can be obtained at the lobby, ground floor of the Museum, starting at 11:30am on the event day.
Enquiry: 2721 0116
Remark Conducted in Putonghua

(More Academic Lecture Series and Academic Symposium of The Palace Museum will be held at the Hong Kong Museum of History. For details, please refer to the following website: http://hk.history.museum)

 


"Jin Yong, His Stories and I" Sharing Session

Special Programme of Jin Yong Gallery

Topic (I) The Characters in Jin Yong's Novels and Their Views of Life

Jin Yong created many characters in his novels, including members of royal families, wealthy and honoured figures, tradesmen and porters, wretched and vulgar people, extraordinary masters living in seclusion, heroes and beauties. It would be interesting to learn about their goals in life. This sharing session is a great chance for Jin Yong fans to meet and exchange views.

Topic (II) Jin Yong's Novels: Reading, Revising and Critiquing

The speaker will talk about his varied interactions with Jin Yong's novels spanning 40 years, ranging from watching adapted movies and TV dramas, and reading original novels, to searching for loopholes in the novels and reviewing them as "guardian" of Jin Yong's novels and acquaintance of Jin Yong.

Date 10 September 2017 (Sunday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Dr Yeung Hing-on (Renowned Hong Kong author and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Novelist Association)
Mr Poon Kwok-sum (Linguist, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Writers Association, and researcher of Jin Yong's works)
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Registered participants can redeem their admission slips for the talk at the distribution counter in G/F lobby on the day of the event from 12:00 nn onwards.