International Museum Day 2020

International Museum Day 2020
 
 

Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion

 

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 18 museums and venues under the LCSD and 24 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.

International Museum Day Poster
Poster (downloadable)
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Highlights
(16 May)
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Highlights
(17 May)
 

Museums and Venues under Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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Hong Kong Museum of Art
(Free admission except for special exhibition)
 

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
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Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Film Archive
(Free admission except for screening programmes)
 
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Hong Kong Museum of History
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Hong Kong Science Museum
 
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Hong Kong Space Museum
 
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Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
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Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum
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Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery
 
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Hong Kong Railway Museum
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Sheung Yiu Folk Museum
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Law Uk Folk Museum
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Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
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Sam Tung Uk Museum
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Conservation Office
(Not open to public)

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
(Temporarily closed for renovation)
 

Other Participating Museums and Venues

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AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre
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Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
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Asia Society Hong Kong Center
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CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile)
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City Gallery
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CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change
 
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Heritage of Mei Ho House
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Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum
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Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
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Hong Kong Maritime Museum
 
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Hong Kong Museum of Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
(Temporarily closed for renovation)
 
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Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
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Liang Yi Museum
(Registration and paid ticket required for admission)
 
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M+ Pavilion
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Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre
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Po Leung Kuk Museum
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Police Museum
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Stephen Hui Geological Museum, The University of Hong Kong
 
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Sun Museum
(Open on 16 May only)
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Tai Kwun
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Tao Heung Museum of Food Culture
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The Hong Kong Racing Museum
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Tung Wah Museum
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University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong