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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry 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.

Programme details

Traversing the Forbidden City

Programmes of "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series

1. "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series: Architectural Symbols of the Forbidden City: "Small Roof-figure in Clay" Workshop

Small Roof-figure in Clay

Imperial Chinese architecture possessed a rich imagery of beast roof-figures. These mythical beast figures not only were ornaments, but also served as auspicious guardians for buildings in the old days. In this workshop, the children will learn about the common auspicious beast roof-figures in the Forbidden City. They will be guided to build different parts of a beast figure body using clay and then to design and create a unique beast figurine, as if it were to be an architectural component of an imaginary palace.

Date & Time Session 1 (exclusive for MuseKids)
22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2
22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3 (exclusive for MuseKids)
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 4
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Tutors Mr Donald Au and Ms Mak Wing-sum
Target Children aged 4-8, each accompanied by a parent
Enrolment Each session is limited to 20 pairs of parents and children on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register for one session only. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) and indicate the date and session of the programme you register for.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

 

2. "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series: Architectural Symbols of the Forbidden City: "Lantern Making and Painting" Workshop

Lantern Making and Painting

Bright colours and patterns were hallmarks of the Forbidden City's decorations. They made the buildings splendid and spectacular. In this workshop, the children will explore some of the colours and shapes in the architecture of the Forbidden City and their symbolic representations. They will be guided in creating a Chinese lantern, first using wooden pieces to build a 3D foundation, and then giving the lantern a unique appearance with paint and collage techniques, inspired by colourful decorative paintings from the Forbidden City.

Date & Time Session 1 (exclusive for MuseKids)
24 August 2018 (Friday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2
24 August 2018 (Friday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3 (exclusive for MuseKids)
27 August 2018 (Monday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 4
27 August 2018 (Monday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Tutors Mr Donald Au and Ms Mak Wing-sum
Target Children aged 7-12, each accompanied by a parent
Enrolment Each session is limited to 20 pairs of parents and children on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register for one session only. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) and indicate the date and session of the programme you register for.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

 

3. "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series: "Re-creating My Own Hall of Supreme Harmony" Workshop

Re-creating My Own Hall of Supreme Harmony

The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall in the Forbidden City. In this workshop, the participants will be introduced to the Hall of Supreme Harmony and some of the history and characteristics of Chinese palatial architecture. Through pair work, from model making to colouring and artistic design, they will build their own mini version of the Hall of Supreme Harmony and learn more about the details and architectural principles of this important component of imperial Chinese architecture.

Date & Time Session 1
25 August 2018 (Saturday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2
25 August 2018 (Saturday)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 3
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
10:00 am – 12:00 nn

Session 4
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Tutors Mr Donald Au and Ms Mak Wing-sum
Target Aged 8 or above, children aged below 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Participants will create one artwork in pair (registration is accepted on a two-person basis).
Enrolment Each session is limited to 20 pairs of participants (total 40 participants) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register for one session only. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) and indicate the date and session of the programme you register for and the name of the other participant.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.
 

Product‧Branding‧Museum - Taku Satoh vs Tommy Li
Special programme for "Projects ∙Objects ∙Play" ─ Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show
MuseFest HK 2018 "Crossing Border" Special Talk Series

Taku Satoh, one of the most influential graphic designers in Japan, has extensive experience in mass product design for more than 30 years and received a number of principle awards. The product designs he created include Lotte's "Xylitol" chewing gum series, Meiji's "Oishii Gyunyu" milk, and Taisho Pharmaceutical's nutritious drink, etc. The success of his works does not only reflect the visual impact created that can generate product sales but the rationale behind the creation – a design to meet the needs of ordinary lives. Excelling at product design, Satoh has moved along and got involved in planning and art direction of cultural and exhibition projects, including the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, a partnership project with renowned architect Tadao Ando and designer Issey Miyake, the logo designed for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and a series of television programmes produced for children audience with design as the theme on NHK educational channel. This year, the Muse Fest HK has created a platform for Satoh to meet with the locally renowned designer Tommy Li, who earned the name of "Brand Doctor" with his extraordinary works created in the past decades, and Miss Eve Tam, Museum Director of Hong Kong Museum of Art. They will share with you the inspiring stories in their creative career.

Date 7 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Moderator Ms Eve Tam (Museum Director of Hong Kong Museum of Art)
Speakers Mr Taku Satoh and Mr Tommy Li
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants.
Please press here for registration, or call 2880 2430.
Deadline for application: 26 June 2018 (Tuesday) 6 pm
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese and Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese; and sign interpretation provided.
Successful applicants can register for the programme at the counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the programme from 2:15 pm onwards. Please arrive at the theatre on the 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.
Enquiry: 2601 7324

 

Looking at Survival of Hong Kong's Creative Industry: A Dialogue between Vincent Tsui and Tommy Li
Special programme for "Projects ∙Objects ∙Play" ─ Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show

The creative industry in Hong Kong faces multiple challenges, and its prospects are worrying. In recent years, the Korean wave has swept across the world, Shenzhen has become China's creative hub, and Japan's universal culture is still vibrant. Which direction should Hong Kong's creative industry take? Mr. Tommy Li and Mr. Vincent Tsui, a renowned author, will participate in a dialogue, discussing the difficulties and opportunities faced by the creative industry in Hong Kong from different perspectives.

Both are very familiar with Hong Kong's brand management and marketing strategies. Mr Li is known as a "Brand Doctor", who designs images for different brands and helps companies solve design problems. Mr Tsui, an expert in marketing and brand management, develops brand management and marketing strategies for companies, and he is active in news media columns, introducing marketing concepts to the public.

Date 1 September 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speakers Mr Vincent Tsui and Mr Tommy Li
Enrolment A maximum of 320 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.
 

"Bruce Lee's Philosophy and Jeet Kune Do" Interactive Talk and Demonstration
Special Programme for Exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life"

Bruce Lee started out with practical street-fighting skills, but he later drew on the traditional Chinese martial art of Wing Chun as well as Western boxing and fencing techniques to create his own system, which he named Jeet Kune Do. A student of Bruce Lee's seniors and disciples – including Hong Kong Wing Chun master Wong Shun Leung (instructor of Bruce Lee), and Jeet Kune Do master Ted Wong – the speaker in this talk will explain in detail the Bruce Lee's Philosophy and Jeet Kune Do including some demonstrations.

Date 28 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Dr. Lewis Luk, JP (President of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (Hong Kong) and Permanent Honorary Advisor of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please 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.
 

"In Praise of Flowers" Education Programme Series
Special programmes for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art is one of the major permanent exhibition galleries of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, featuring fine and decorative Chinese art donated by The Tsui Art Foundation. The highlights of the current special exhibition, titled "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln during the Kangxi period, Qing dynasty. This rare collection has been kindly loaned to the Museum by the Tsui Art Foundation.This complete set of month cups is certainly among the finest production of the imperial kiln from the perspectives of painting skills and porcelain making.

Based on this collection, the Museum is collaborating with The Tsui Art Foundation to launch a series of activities, called "In Praise of Flowers", in the four quarters of 2018. Through this programme series, we hope to give visitors new insights into Chinese art and culture from multiple perspectives.

Co-organiser: The Tsui Art Foundation

(I) The Vitality of Flowers: Floral Design Demonstration

Born in Tokyo, Mr Masao Mizukami is an internationally recognised floral designer, installation artist, interior and outdoor landscape designer, and winner of numerous international awards. Having made detailed observations of nature in all four seasons, Mr Mizukami advocates the creative approach of "working with nature". He is famous in floriculture circles for not using potting soil or needlepoint holders. His unique floral designs, developed from his artistic talent and travel experience, reveal the elegance of flowers and the revitalising aura of nature.

In this session, Mr Mizukami will introduce the essence of Eastern and Western floriculture. He will show the beauty of lines and space on his three-dimensional floral art pieces, using ordinary and recycled materials in his floral designs. His masterpieces convey the rhythm and vitality of nature, reminding people to cherish nature, using wisdom and passion to maintain the endless continuity of Mother Earth.

Date 24 June 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Masao Mizukami (Floral designer)
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.
(Quota Full)


(II) Pastel Petals: Flower Painting Demonstration and Sharing Session

Born in Hong Kong and currently based in Japan, Ms Yu Lai-yin is an artist who specialises in integrating traditional and modern styles in flower painting. In this sharing session, Ms Yu will share her story as an artist, in particular, how she was influenced by her father Yu Pui, a painter and seal engraver, and Chinese Lingnan School Master Yang Shen-sum, as well as the skills she developed while studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, to inspire parents and children to paint creatively. Ms Yu will also demonstrate her flower painting skills, and invite children and parents to paint together the blossoming of flowers, using a combination of traditional and modern, and Eastern and Western painting styles.

Date 9 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Ms Yu Lai-yin (Painter)
Target Children aged 8 – 12 and one accompanying parent
Enrolment A maximum of 20 children 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.
If the programme is oversubscribed, successful applicants will be determined by a draw.
Enrolment Deadline: 17 August 2018 (Friday) 5pm
Date, Time & Venue of Draw 21 August 2018 (Tuesday), 10am (Education Studio, G/F)


(III) Sharing Session: A Dialogue between Tea and Nature

Two complete sets of precious porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi, are inspirational artworks on the theme of flowers and the highlights of the "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" exhibition. Mr Ip Wing-chi, a tea master, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association and Chancellor of Hong Kong Tea Academy, will invite participants to enjoy a cup of tea while viewing ‘flowers' and experiencing the simplicity of life, and show the participants that a simple cup of tea is a profound and longstanding part of Chinese culture. Mr Ip will also share with the participants the long history of tea culture and knowledge related to tea drinking, including the categorisation of tea, the appreciation of tea ware, and the aesthetics and spirit of tea culture.

Date 3 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F
Tea demonstration: The corridor outside the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
Speaker Mr Ip Wing-chi (Tea master, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association and Chancellor of Hong Kong Tea Academy)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #72 (October to December 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.