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LCSD's museums open free for International Museum Day

To celebrate International Museum Day 2010, Hong Kong (IMD 2010 HK), all museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and other participating local museums will organise open days on May 15 and 16. Admission to these museums will be free on these two days, allowing the public to better understand the functions and missions of museums through various exhibitions, activities, facilities and services.

Thirty-two cultural institutes will join the museums' open days on May 15 and 16. They are the Hong Kong Museum of History and its branches, Hong Kong Museum of Art and its branch, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and its branches, Hong Kong Science Museum (except the Special Exhibition Hall), Hong Kong Space Museum (except the Stanley Ho Space Theatre), Hong Kong Film Archive, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, Art Promotion Office, Museum of Ethnology, Tung Wah Museum, Po Leung Kuk Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Stephen Hui Geological Museum of The University of Hong Kong, Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Museum of Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery, The Hong Kong Racing Museum, Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, Lions Nature Education Centre of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture, and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug InfoCentre (closed on May 16).

Institutions participating in IMD 2010 HK are: Hong Kong Museum of History and its branches, Hong Kong Museum of Art and its branch, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and its branches, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong Film Archive, Central Conservation Section under LCSD, Antiquities and Monuments Office and its Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, Art Promotion Office, Museum of Ethnology, Tung Wah Museum, Po Leung Kuk Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong, Stephen Hui Geological Museum of The University of Hong Kong, Art Museum of Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr & Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Museum of Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery, The Hong Kong Racing Museum, Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum, Lions Nature Education Centre of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Drug InfoCentre, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and Police Museum.

Programme details of IMD 2010 HK are now available on the LCSD's website, www.lcsd.gov.hk. 
 

"Ethnictricity", the first ever stand-up "dramedy", and a Fun Cultures Bazaar will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on May 16.
"Ethnictricity", the first ever stand-up "dramedy", and a Fun Cultures Bazaar will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on May 16.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)