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Maritime Hong Kong: Then & Now

17 Nov 2019 13:00-17:30
Maritime Hong Kong: Then & Now
 
To raise public interest on Hong Kong’s Maritime history from the city’s first lighthouse to typhoon activities using 3D-modelled reconstruction, Virtual Reality simulation and old documents. 
 
in Collaboration with: City University of Hong Kong
 
About Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections
 
Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections is an interdisciplinary programme allowing students from different academic backgrounds at City University of Hong Kong to work together on maritime history and lighthouse heritage. Investigative practices from studying historical records and carrying out field investigations on-site creates a knowledge practice opportunity for participants. During this year’s ‘Maritime Awareness Week’, participants will showcase their research findings and introduce visitors to the past and present of Hong Kong's lighthouse and maritime development.
 
 
I. Interactive Activities
 
KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator
13:00-13:30/13:45-14:15/14:30-15:00/15:30-16:00
 
Captain TUNG and the volunteers of the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) will assist in the simulated driving vessel to help determine the location and navigation of the vessel through electronic charts and lighthouses, listen to real-time radio communications, and observe the maritime traffic conditions based on radar. 
 
  • Booking required
  • Admission to this activity is by free ticket. Tickets for all sessions will be distributed at the Ticket Distribution Desk on a first come first served basis while stocks last. 
  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Visitors who wish to enter the Simulator must have a simulator ticket. Each visitor can only collect one ticket for one session.
  • The final arrangement for the Simulator experience is at the decision of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and its representatives.
 
 
I. Interactive Activities
 
VR Reality Simulation of Typhoon Activity in Victoria Harbour
13:00-14:30
 
Members of the research team from the Environmental Education and Community Engagement Project of the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong will use multi-sensory virtual reality interactions to allow visitors to experience the surrounding situations of Victoria Harbour under a No. 10 typhoon.
 
Walk in basis and no booking required.
 
I. Interactive Activities
 
3D Reconstruction of Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse model display with Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse literature and records selections
13:00-14:30
 
Participants will be introduced to the building plan of the 19th century Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse and the Government Gazettes, introduced by the Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections’ student volunteers at City University of Hong Kong’s Run Run Shaw Library. With the help of today’s new media technology and heritage forensic investigations, 3D building models (facade and section) are able to restore the original appearance of the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse from 1875.

Walk in basis and no booking required.

 
II. Documentary Screening & Discussion
15:00- 16:30
 
Walk in basis and no booking required.
 
Moderator:
Ruby WONG
Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong
 
1. Welcoming Address
 
2. Keynote Speech: "The Light of the Lighthouse in the Ancient Literature"
 
Tin WONG
Maritime Historian, Lighthouse Heritage  Research Connections, City University of Hong Kong
 
3. Research Presentation: Reconstructing the Past & Present of Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse using 3D Reconstruction
 
Anthony LEUNG
Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections, City University of Hong Kong
 
4. Behind The Scenes: Virtual Reality Design Application in Typhoon Simulation
 
Kaining KENG,
Zhiyi RONG, 
Shanshan JIANG,
Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong (Instructed by: Kening ZHU) 
 
5. Screening: "Lighthouse Memories – Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse"
 
Han Jiefei, 
Huang Yuhe, 
Zheng Wei, 
Chen Jingwen, 
Li Jingxuan
Department of Media and Communications, City University of Hong Kong (Instructed by: Joe HE)
 
III. Theme Interview: “Life in Navigation and Maritime Assistance” 
16:30-17:30

Walk in basis and no booking required.

Moderator: 
Catherine KWONG
Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong
 
Guest Interviews:
"The Life of Sailing” with Captain Yang Tung TUNG, Museum Advisor of Hong Kong Maritime Museum
 
"To the Lighthouse - Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse"
with Ivan Yeung, Department of Linguistic and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
 
"Lighthouse Heritage Research and Practicum"
with Joe HE, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong
 
“Lights in Time - Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse"
with Steve CHING, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong
 
English, Cantonese and Mandarin translation services will be provided on site
 
Translator: Student participants from the Department of Linguistic and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
(coached by Dr Jackie YAN and Robert LUO)