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Muse Fest HK 2017 to feature about 100 delightful programmes (with photos)
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has been organising Muse Fest HK annually since 2015, aiming to entice the public to visit museums. The upcoming Muse Fest HK 2017 will be held from June 24 to July 9, providing about 100 programmes and activities covering culture, film, travel, astronomy, science, art, history, archaeology and conservation to be organised by 23 museums and related offices under the LCSD. In addition, other museums from Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong will also join the festival, enabling the public to experience the colourful museum culture.

     With "Rippling" as the theme, the Muse Fest this year aims to bring out the notion that museums are places where ideas ignite. By linking different museums and people together, the Muse Fest encourages sharing of experience and inspiration gained at museums, through which unparalleled ideas and energy could be created like ripples.
     The festival comprises four categories, namely the Muse Fest Special Activity Series, the Museum Inside Out Activity Series, the Exhibition and Film Show Series and the Educational and Extension Activity Series.
     One of the highlight programmes, "Hi! Mini-Concert at Wong Uk", will feature local music groups with different styles in two concerts on June 24. The concerts will take place at the old house in Wong Uk Village, a historic building built during the reign of Qianlong in the Qing dynasty, taking audience members on an unconventional music journey.
     "Heritage Tour to Tung Wah Coffin Home" will also be held on the same day, offering visitors an opportunity to tour the Tung Wah Coffin Home, a Grade 1 historic building that won the Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2005, enabling them to get to know more about the history and social landscape of the old days.
     The Secret Tea Recipe of "Kamcha King" activity to be held on June 24 and July 9 at the Sam Tung Uk Museum will see the winner of the International Kamcha Competition give a demonstration and share the secret of how to make a smooth cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea.
     Museum curators from different fields will speak at four sharing sessions under the "Travelling with Curators" Talk Series about their travelling experiences in Hong Kong, Macau, the Mainland, Japan, London and Paris. They will tell the stories of the places they travelled to in terms of their culture, history and art. They will also discuss the impact of travelling on their personal growth and development.
     Several film screenings coupled with post-screening talks will be offered in the "Film Crossover Series". The "Film x Literature: The Touch of Gold - Jin Yong & Hong Kong Cinema" film screenings to be held at the Hong Kong Film Archive will present six films written or directed by the renowned writer Dr Louis Cha (pen name Jin Yong) or adapted from his novels. These will include a film tailor-made for the actress Hsia Moon, "The Peerless Beauty", and the film that he co-directed with Hu Siao-fung, "Bride Hunter". Other films will include a Taiwanese film, "Meeting Dr Sun", and a documentary about the curatorship of a fashion exhibition, "The First Monday in May", which will be screened at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre respectively.
     The activity "Amazing Technology X Conservation = ∞ Surprise", to be held at the Hong Kong Science Museum, will integrate conservation with a virtual reality game, enabling visitors to learn more about conservation work.
     "Go Stargazing with the Curators" will be held on June 27 at the Hong Kong Space Museum. The curators of the museum will introduce stargazing knowledge and techniques to the participants and teach them how to do stargazing with telescopes.
     To tie in with the theme of this year's Muse Fest, "Museum Hopping Tour", a free hop-on and hop-off bus service, will be organised, offering the public a wonderful experience of visiting different museums in the territory with six specially designed thematic routes.
     Other delightful programmes will include various large-scale exhibitions, workshops, art events, "MCD Fun Day" and more.
     Enrolment is required for some of the programmes. For details, please visit the website of the Muse Fest at www.museums.gov.hk/mf2017.
Ends/Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:55
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The press briefing of Muse Fest HK 2017 was held today (May 31) at the Hong Kong Science Museum to introduce more than 100 delightful programmes. Photo shows the Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Heritage and Museums), Mr Chan Shing-wai (fourth left); the Marketing and Business Development Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ms Cynthia Mo (third left); the Curator (Collection & Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum) of the Hong Kong Museum of History, Miss Jeremy Hui (second right); the Curator (Xubaizhai) of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Mr Szeto Yuen-kit (first right);  the Assistant Curator I (Programming) of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Miss Priscilla Chan (first left); and the Curator (Conservation) of the Conservation Office, Ms Angela Liu (second left).
The press briefing of Muse Fest HK 2017 was held today (May 31) at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo shows the staff of the Conservation Office demonstrating the "Amazing Technology X Conservation = ∞ Surprise" virtual reality game, through which visitors can learn about conservation work.