Including Heritage of Mei Ho House, many museums have been closed in response to the severe infectious disease. This year, some museums and venues under the LCSD, and other participating units have joined hands to enrich the online platform to provide the public with other exciting and refreshing ways to see, “visit”, explore and experience the museums.
We have compiled the enriched online resources for you to explore the culture and history of Sham Shui Po and resettlement blocks. Please also join us and become a member of Mei Ho House Alumni Network to receive our latest information.
“Post 41” is published by the Heritage of Mei Ho House to showcase the collected artifacts and stories (Mei Ho House was Block H when the first eight resettlement blocks were built in 1954, and it was renamed to Block 41 when Shek Kip Mei Estate was reconstructed). Apart from sharing and introducing our cultural and community activities, we also hope to unfold the unpublished oral history by rebuilding the invaluable collective memories of Hongkongers so that more people could learn about local Hong Kong history.
“Post 41” Issue No. 11
Online Columns including “Stories of Stores in Sham Shui Po”, “The Past and Present of Sham Shui Po”, “Random Interview in Heritage of Mei Ho House”, and comic “Residents of Block H” are published from time to time on our official Facebook page and Instagram. Like and follow to check out the latest issues to learn more about Sham Shui Po Community!
Since the establishment in 2010, Mei Ho House Alumni Network has been committed to connecting our alumni and conducting oral-history interviews to preserve the old-day histories. After ten years of development, we have also organized various activities not only to promote public’s understandings in the history of resettlement blocks, but also try to connect the entire Sham Shui Po community. In addition to workshops, lectures, docent training, we have also organized guided tours of different themes, youth ambassador program, photo competition, etc. Our footprints have covered almost every corner of Sham Shui Po.
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In 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) designated 18 May as the annual International Museum Day (IMD) to raise public awareness of the important role that museums play in society. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has been responding to this important appeal since 2001 by organising IMD events in mid-May every year.
The theme of IMD 2020 is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”. The potential of museums to create meaningful experiences for peoples of all origins and backgrounds is central to their social value.
An increasing public expectation has catalysed a conversation around museums’ potentials in the form of exhibitions, conferences, performances, education programmes, and initiatives created. With the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, International Museum Day 2020 aims at becoming a rallying point to both celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.
While museums in Hong Kong have different arrangements due to the COVID-19 situation*, we are offering more than just a visit!
This year, International Museum Day in Hong Kong is scheduled for 16-17 May 2020 (Saturday and Sunday). The museums and venues under the LCSD and other participating units have joined hands to enrich the online platform to provide the public with other exciting and refreshing ways to see, “visit”, explore and experience the museums.
We have put on corresponding online activities and resources, e.g. pamphlets, audio guide, multimedia programmes, etc. Enjoy your museum visits at home or anywhere to discover the wonderful stories and experience the diverse and inclusive museum experience!
*Please refer to the websites of individual museums.