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School Programmes (July – September)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

New Experience in Dunhuang Music (for Schools)

In association with the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Digital Dunhuang-Tales of Heaven and Earth"

Co-organised with Gaudeamus Dunhuang

Dunhuang was an important city on the ancient Silk Road and a vital point in East-West communication. Music-related images recording the development of Chinese music are found on murals in over 200 caves at Dunhuang. This educational event will give an introduction of the music and history of Dunhuang in addition to demonstrating how ancient music can find a way into our time and in what way it can integrate with modern Chinese music. The participants will be able to gain more knowledge and understanding of Dunhuang culture and Chinese music through demonstration by musicians, commentaries of music pieces and interactive games.

Date 8 October 2018 (Monday), 11 October 2018 (Thursday)
Time Primary School Session: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Secondary School Session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(one hour guided tour and one hour demonstration session, total two hours)
Venue Thematic Galleries 3-5 and Function Place, 1/F
Demonstrator Gaudeamus Dunhuang
Language This programme will be conducted in Cantonese
Target Primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong
Quota 60 participants for each session (each session consists of two schools i.e. a maximum of 30 participants for each school)
Enrolment Interested schools please call 2180 8260 for enrolment enquiry. Application deadline is at 5pm on 4 September 2018. In case of over-application, open ballot will be conducted. Museum will contact the successful schools separately in mid-September 2018.
Open Ballot 11:00 am on 7 September 2018 at Education Studio, G/F
Enquiry 2180 8260


"Tales of Heaven and Earth – A Journey through Dunhuang Culture" Educational Theatre (for Schools)

In association with the exhibition "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Digital Dunhuang- Tales of Heaven and Earth"
(All sessions of the educational theatre are full. Thank you for your support. Please contact Miss Carman Wong of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre by phone at 3103 5973 during office hours if you have any enquiries.)

Co-organised with Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

This drama, which is the first-ever school touring performance jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, will be performed in schools for students with special needs in various districts in June and July 2018. The drama aims to give students an introduction to the history, development, legendary figures and artistic value of the Dunhuang Mogao Caves through an interesting and educational play.

The drama features the stories of three directors of the Dunhuang Academy, leading students into the world of the Mogao Caves, as they learn about its history, development, and artistic and cultural value. During the performance, the magnificent collection of artworks of the Mogao Caves will be introduced to enhance the students' understanding of the cultural value hidden within the caves. The performers will interact with the students and discuss the difficulties in heritage conservation to raise their interest in Chinese culture and motivate them to participate in the museum's activities.

Date During school hours from Monday to Friday from 1 June to 19 October 2018
(The actual dates can be scheduled according to the school's preference.)
Time The educational theatre will last for about 50 minutes
(The actual time can be scheduled according to the school's preference.)
Venue The assembly hall of the school applying for the programme
Performer The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Target Students of all senior primary and junior secondary school students in Hong Kong
Quota 20 primary and secondary schools
Fee Free
Enrolment A minimum of 180 participants for each performance. If your school is interested in participating in this educational theatre project, please contact Miss Carman Wong of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre by phone at 3103 5973 during office hours.

Discovery Learning

In association with the "Children's Discovery Gallery"

Interactive and action-packed activities designed for young visitors to explore the three main themes of the Children's Discovery Gallery – "Birds", "Life in a Village", and "Playzone". Learning has never been so exciting before!



Date 1 July 2018 – 30 September 2018 (Every Monday & Thursday)
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 nn & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Children's Discovery Gallery, G/F
Instructors Museum Ambassadors
Target P1 to P4 students
Enrolment Open to school groups only. A maximum of 30 students per group, one group per session. Accompaniment by teachers is required.
To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply onlinedownload the form).