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[TALK] The Fung Ping Shan Building: a Journey

Stack and counter area, Fung Ping Shan Library, 1938 (left); 2/F of the Fung Ping Shan Building, 2014 (right)

Stack and counter area, Fung Ping Shan Library, 1938 (left); 2/F of the Fung Ping Shan Building, 2014 (right)

The Fung Ping Shan Building is currently home to a large portion of UMAG’s collection, and holds the status of a Grade 1 Historical Building. The building carries with it a complex and previously unexplored history worthy of its granted status. Here, Karin Honarvar will unveil this unexplored history to reveal the Fung Ping Shan Building’s significance to HKU, Hong Kong, and in the future.

Date: Wed, 24 August 2016
Time: 13:15 – 13:45

Date: Sat, 27 August 2016
Time: 14:15 – 14:45

Venue: 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Language: English
Free admission. All are welcome. First-come, first-served.

Speaker

Karin Honarvar is an intern at UMAG. Having grown up in Hong Kong, she is currently double majoring in Architecture and East Asian Studies at Smith College, USA, where she has focused her research on the significance of colonial buildings in Seoul and Hong Kong. As an intern, she has worked extensively on UMAG’s Fung Ping Shan Building and compiled a comprehensive history of the building, which she is now presenting to the public.

To coincide with the “Painted Ceramics: Contemporary Treasures by Jingdezhen’s National Masters from the Lamda Foundation” exhibition, UMAG will hold a number of guided tours (around 20 minutes). All are welcome. Please register by clicking on the date:

Public guided tours
English
August 25, 2016 (Thursday) 13:35
September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 14:20 
October 22, 2016 (Saturday) 15:20 

Cantonese
August 20, 2016 (Saturday) 17:30
August 25, 2016 (Thursday) 13:15
September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 14:00
October 22, 2016 (Saturday) 15:00

Putonghua
August 21, 2016 (Sunday) 15:00
September 10, 2016 (Saturday) 15:00
September 25, 2016 (Sunday) 15:00 

Due to overwhelming response, UMAG will offer another round of Photography Workshop. Please note that these workshops were offered previously as part of the exhibition Spanning Time: Revisiting the Aesthetics of the Northern Song Dynasty through Contemporary Chinese Photography (23.07, 14.08 & 27.08.2016).

Portrait Photography
Date: 11.09.2016 (Sun)
Venue : 2/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU 
Cost: HK$100 per person

The instructor will focus his discussion on photographic lighting, introducing the practice of using soft, back and side lighting. Participants will have the opportunity to set up individual lighting arrays and then take photographs.

Interior Photography
Date: 24.09.2016 (Sat)
Meeting Point: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost: HK$100 per person

The instructor will discuss interior lighting techniques. Participants will take photographs inside the Fung Ping Shan Building using only natural lighting. Photographs taken by the participants will be analysed and discussed during the session.

Students are required to bring their own digital camera and/or tripod.

What is a 4x5 camera?
Date: 16.10.2016 (Sun)
Venue: 2/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost: HK$200 per person

This course will bring participants back to the past by introducing the 4x5 camera. The course instructor will display and discuss UMAG’s precious collection of 4x5 transparencies, which were the primary source of UMAG’s photographic development. Participants will have the opportunity to take and keep photos (2 pieces).

Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Ages 18 or over. Suitable for people without formal photographic training.
Limit10 participants per workshop 
Registration: Starts on 15.08.2016. First-come, first-served. Please download the application form here
Note: It is recommended, but not mandatory, that applicants participate in all of the workshops. 
Enquiries: Elena Cheung elenac@hku.hk or 2241–5512.

Due to overwhelming response, UMAG will hold an additional workshop to complement with the "Mexican Modernity: 20th-century paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection” exhibition.

Date: 20.08.2016 (Saturday)
Time:
15:00 – 15:30 Art Materials Demonstration 
15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:40 Collage Workshop

Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU
Language: Cantonese 
Audience: Ages 5 to 12 + one adult
Cost: HK$50 per group (admits 1 adult and 1 child 5–12 years old) 
Limit: 10 groups 
Registration: Starts on 09.08.2016. First-come, first-served. Please click here for registration details and application form.
Enquiries: Elena Cheung elenac@hku.hk or 2241–5512.

In the workshop, the instructor will demonstrate and discuss the types of art materials used in the exhibited works. The instructor will then demonstrate collage techniques and participants will have the opportunity to create their own collages by using various materials such as paper, ribbons and beads. Please note that the Mexican Modernity exhibition will end on 14 August 2016, before this event. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Due to capacity only 1 adult will be admitted with 1 child at the workshop. Thank you for your kind attention.

 

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[TALKS] Autumn 2016 Academic Programme: Examining the Alexander Hume Scroll Painting

Together with the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum will launch its inaugural Academic Programme in September 2016. The three-part series intends to explore the artistic and historical contexts of the Museum’s recently acquired Alexander Hume Scroll Painting. Intended for an interested but general audience, participants need not have any special knowledge of art or history. One of the earliest of its kind in Asia (circa 1772), the Hume scroll painting depicts a vibrant and energetic scene of foreign trade and the Canton factories. In three lectures, participants will develop their understanding and knowledge of the social, cultural and economic histories of the Canton trade through an art historical lens. Each lecture, delivered by experts in the field, will explore a different facet of the culture and exchange depicted in the painting.

The Hume Scroll of 1772: The People and Events behind the Facades 
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Paul A. Van Dyke, Professor of History at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou

The Hume Scroll: The Formula of Success
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Maria Mok, Curator (Modern Art) Hong Kong Museum of Art

Little People in the Picture: the world of Chinese as reflected in the eighteenth century Alexander Hume Scroll Painting 
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Ching May Bo, Professor of the Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong, and a research fellow at the Centre of Historical Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou.

Co-conveners:
Dr. Dominique Bouchard, Head of Education and Public Programmes, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Dr. Florian Knothe, Director, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong
Time: 19:00- 20:30
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier 8
Language: English 
Fee: $200 per lecture, or $500 for all three; includes glass of wine in Cafe 8 following each class.$400 special rate for the full series for Friends of HKMM, Hong Kong University Museum Society; additional discounts for full-time students (proof of valid student identification required).
Advance booking required, enrolment deadline for full series is 13 September 2016; payment must be received in full at time of booking.
To book visit: http://hkmaritimemuseum.org/eng/whats-on/calendar-of-events/79/285/autumn-2016-academic-programme-examining-the-alexander-hume-scroll-painting.html
More information: www.hkmaritimemuseum.org / education@hkmaritimemuseum.org or call +852 3713 2500 

Joint HKUMS Programme: Collage Workshop (Family Class) “Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection”

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2016
Time:
14:00 – 14:20 Exhibition Guided Tour 
14:20 – 15:30 Collage Workshop
15:20 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:00 Art Demonstration 
Place: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU 
Cost: HK$200 per group (admits 1 adult and 1 child 5-12 years old)
Limit: 10 groups 
Registration: Please click here for the application form. 
Enquiries: Elena Cheung at elenac@hku.hk or 2241-5512 

This workshop is organized for HKU Museum Society members and family. Participants will join an
educational child-friendly guided tour to view the Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the
Zapanta Mexican Art Collection exhibition, which follows the development of styles of Mexican art and
their relationship with Mexico’s societal and political changes.

The instructor will demonstrate collage techniques and the children will have the opportunity to create
their own collages by using various materials such as paper, ribbons and beads. In the art demonstration,
the instructor will explain the type of art materials and their characteristics that were used in these works
and the children will be able to create their own work by using watercolour pencils, soft pastels, charcoal
and crayons.

This event will be conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English. Every child must be accompanied
by an adult. Due to limited capacity, only 1 adult will be admitted with 1 child inside the workshop. Please
feel free to bring your own child-friendly scissors and apron if deemed necessary.

To coincide with the “Black Tigers: Special Exhibition of Selected Rubbings from UMAG” exhibition, UMAG will hold a number of events. Please see details below.

Guided tours (around 20 minutes). All are welcome. Please register by clicking on the date:

Cantonese
16 July 2016 15:00
7 August 2016 14:00

To coincide with the Spanning Time: Revisiting the Aesthetics of the Northern Song Dynasty through Contemporary Chinese Photography exhibition, UMAG will hold a number of events. Please see details below:

Guided tours (around 20 minutes). All are welcome. Please register by clicking on the date:

Cantonese
23 July 2016 16:30
6 August 2016 15:30
20 August 2016 14:00

English
23 July 2016 17:00
6 August 2016 16:00 
20 August 2016 14:30

Seminar
Title: The aesthetic relationship between contemporary art and traditional Chinese culture
Date: July 9, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Language: Putonghua (Consecutive interpreting into English)
Free admission. First-come, first-served. No registration required.

Artists-led guided tour
July 9, 2016 (Saturday) 16:30 – 17:00 Putonghua
No registration required.

Workshop


Date: 25.06.2016 (Saturday)
Time:
14:00 – 14:20 Exhibition Guided Tourr
14:20 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:30 Carving Workshop
Venue: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU

Portrait Photography
Date: July 23, 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: 2/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost: HK$100 per person
The instructor will focus his discussion on photographic lighting, introducing the practice of using soft, back and side lighting. Participants will have the opportunity to set up individual lighting arrays and then take photographs.

Interior Photography Full
Date: August 14, 2016 (Sunday)
Meeting Point: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost: HK$100 per person
The instructor will discuss interior lighting techniques. Participants will take photographs inside the Fung Ping Shan Building using only natural lighting. Photographs taken by the participants will be analysed and discussed during the session.
Students are required to bring their own digital camera and/or tripod.

What is a 4x5 camera?
Date: August 27, 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: 2/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost: HK$200 per person
This course will bring participants back to the past by introducing the 4x5 camera. The course instructor will display and discuss UMAG’s precious collection of 4x5 transparencies, which were the primary source of UMAG’s photographic development. Participants will have the opportunity to take and keep photos (2 pieces).

Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Ages 18 or over. Suitable for people without formal photographic training.
Limit: 10 participants per workshop
Registration: Starts on 27.06.2016. First-come, first-served. Please download the application form here.
Note: It is recommended, but not mandatory, that applicants participate in all of the workshops.
Enquiries: Elena Cheung elenac@hku.hk or 2241–5512.

To coincide with the "Mexican Modernity: 20th-century paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection” exhibition, UMAG will hold a number of guided tours (around 30 minutes). All are welcome. Please register by clicking on the date:

English (15:00)
9 July 2016
16 July 2016
6 August 2016
13 August 2016

Cantonese (15:30)
18 June 2016
9 July 2016
16 July 2016
6 August 2016
13 August 2016

Putonghua (16:00)
18 June 2016
9 July 2016
6 August 2016
13 August 2016

Last Updated: 09.08.2016


 

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