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Muse Fest HK 2016 to begin on June 25 (with photo)

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will launch Muse Fest HK 2016 on June 25 and the event will continue until July 10, offering a total of 100 programmes and activities. Members of the public are invited to participate.

     The LCSD held a media briefing today (May 17) to introduce details of this year's Muse Fest, which is themed "See More". The Muse Fest aims to encourage as many members of the public as possible to visit the various venues and enjoy the fun of boundless exploration in the vibrant and fascinating world of art, history and science.

     There are four main festival categories, namely the Muse Fest Special Activities, the Museum Inside Out Programme Series, the Exhibition and Film Show Series and the Educational and Extension Activity Series, among a total of 100 programmes and activities.

     The opening event, "A Night in Love with Monet", will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on June 25 to tie-in with the museum's "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place" exhibition. Participants will learn about the works and life of the impressionist master Claude Monet from different angles, and through the senses of sight, hearing, touch and taste. Quotas are limited and the enrolment deadline is June 17.

     The "Conservation Clinic" will continue this year, providing the public with consultation and preservation services on the treasured items they bring along to the clinic. This year the services cover textiles, Chinese painting and calligraphy, archival documents, metals and photographs. Quotas are limited and the enrolment deadline is June 15.

     In "The Passionate Curators" sharing session at Oi!, to be held on June 26, museum curators will share details of their working experiences and their paths of development. In the "All-round Curators" sharing session to be held at the Hong Kong Film Archive on July 9, the curators and a director from the field of art, film and marketing will talk about their ways of using other people's strengths in their own area of work.

     The curators will turn into chefs in the "Curator's Kitchen" talk series to be held on June 26, July 2 and 9 in the art kitchen at Oi!, where they will demonstrate some of their cooking skills as well as telling interesting stories about art, history and science.

     To enhance children's enjoyment of the "Animal Grossology" exhibition (open from July 1) at the Hong Kong Science Museum, theatre professionals have been invited to arrange the special activities "Animal Party Go Go Go!" and "Amazing Animal Fun Tour" on July 1, 2 and 9. Young participants will be able to dress up as insects or animals and explore the animal kingdom together.

     In the finale show, "My BowlĄPMy Story" Flash Mob Party, which will be held on July 10 at the Piazza of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 1 000 students from the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) will portray their own stories on 1 000 hand-painted bowls. The show is jointly held by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and HKDI.

     The Museum for All Programme Series, also to be launched during the Muse Fest as part of the "Dialogue Experience", includes the "Silence Science Workshop" and "Silence MotionĄPWalking with the Earth". The former allows secondary students to experience the world of the hearing-impaired by experiencing scientific inventions in complete silence, while the latter will enable audiences to learn about the birth and evolution of the earth.

     Various exhibitions are ongoing during the Muse Fest, such as "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place", "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series - Mare Nostrum: Roman Navy and Pompeii" at the Hong Kong Museum of History and "Commentary x Humour = Cartoons before and after the 1911 Revolution" at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum.

     Other programmes include a heritage walk, a behind-the-scenes tour, workshops, talks, demonstrations, exhibitions and films.

     For programme details of the Muse Fest HK 2016, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Public Museums at

Ends/Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:34


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