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Curators reveal museum secrets

Visitors to Hong Kong's museums are likely unaware of how much preparatory work goes into hosting an exhibition. It takes months or even years to acquire the artefacts, prepare them and organise how they will be displayed. This is where the curators come in. It is their job to research, collect, document and skilfully display the relics. But a lot of their work is done behind the scenes, so many do not get to experience first-hand what curators do.

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Music course applications open

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department Music Office's outreach music interest courses are open for applications until July 28, providing more than 100 Chinese and Western musical instrument courses and workshops.

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New 3D Dome Show set

New 3D Dome Show, To Space & Back 3D, will be screened at the Space Museum from July 1, tracing the development and application of space technology.

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Puppet show set for July

Award-winning Bunk Puppets from Australia will perform Swamp Juice in July.

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Lai Yuen fun to return

After 18 years, Lai Yuen Amusement Park will make its return this summer at the Central Harbourfront, bringing back childhood memories for Hongkongers.

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Museum of Art to close in August

The Museum of Art will be closed from August 3 for major renovation work, which is expected to be completed in about three years.

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Drama group to re-run award-winning play

Class 7A Drama Group will re-run its award-winning play The Chalk Circle in China in August.

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CS opens Qing science expo

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has opened the Western Scientific Instruments of the Qing Court mega exhibition at the Science Museum.

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Music talks set

Acclaimed music critic Chow Fan-fu will give 10 lectures on Shostakovich's symphonies from August to October.

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Han relics to go on show

An exhibition of Han dynasty relics will open at the History Museum, featuring more than 160 sets of invaluable artefacts selected from 40 cultural institutes on the Mainland.

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Percussion concert set for August

Local musician Chau Chin-tung will stage a percussion concert in August.

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Artists revive Heritage Museum exhibits

The Heritage Museum recently invited 18 contemporary artists and designers to visit its permanent collection of Chinese antiquities and asked them to select an exhibit and create art inspired by their chosen piece.

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Arts carnival to open July 10

The annual International Arts Carnival will be held from July 10 to August 16, featuring more than 400 fun family events.

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Literary talks set

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold a series of talks in this year's Meet-the-Authors programme at public libraries from March to November.

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