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Family Activities at Hong Kong Maritime Museum Focus Attention On Sharks and Humanity

July 22, 2017 Attraction No Comments Email Email

This Summer the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is shining a spotlight on the controversial shark fin trade in its latest exhibition On Sharks and Humanity, held in collaboration with Parkview Arts Action and non-profit organisation WildAid.

Bringing together art, education and social responsibility, 36 internationally renowned and emerging artists have come together to raise awareness on shark conservation in this unique exhibition that has an interactive dialogue with the Maritime Museum’s permanent collection.

Through the summer the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is putting on an exciting programme of family activities and workshops that are interactive, educational, diverse and appeal to all ages. Join the Children’s Discovery Tour where kids will learn how sharks intersect with daily lives, Storytelling sessions, the Family Craft Corner, a Shark Origami or Shark Hand-puppet Workshops to bring something extra special to your day. The lucky ones whose birthdays fall during July and August can claim a free ticket on the day.

For a one day only series to be held on Sunday 30 July Hong Kong artist Peggy Chan has created a unique Kaleidoscope Workshop, that is based on her work, created especially for and exhibited in On Sharks and Humanity. The ever-changing reflections of kaleidoscopes have always held viewers in fascination, now there is a chance for your children to create their own unique masterpiece, whilst learning about the importance of shark conservation.

In addition to the workshops, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is organising Saturday interactive Curator Tours on Saturday 5 August which examine the artworks on display and the issues they focus on. For those who dare to venture into the night, come along to the Sharks in the Dark event on Friday 28 July, an exciting late opening of the exhibition where all can be explored by torch light.

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