The “Changing Coastlines” project is a specially designed museum learning programme that takes an artistic and creative approach to facilitate learning about the cultural value of coastlines for primary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This year-long creative art project was funded by Swire Trust and curated and delivered by the HKMM Education and Public Engagement Team in collaboration with Art Together, a non-profit local art group supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
We believe that art-making is a powerful learning tool, especially for students at primary school age who find tactile and physical learning most engaging and effective. Students were encouraged to express their own views by producing artwork which they shared with fellow participants and the public through an art parade and a group exhibition. Apart from joining the Art Day Camp, which was held in the museum galleries, campers participated in a coastline parade with their wearable artwork and displayed them in an exhibition at Cattle Depot Artist Village in To kwa Wan. The campers and their parents were also invited to attend a public talk on the protection of the harbourfront and a sharing session, which celebrated the successful conclusion of the project.
Leung Pik Ki
Then Head of Education and Public Engagement, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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