ECF Mobilizing Community Climate Action by Future Museum Curators

ECF Mobilizing Community Climate Action by Future Museum Curators

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ECF Mobilizing Community Climate Action by Future Museum Curators is an 18-month school-based community project supported by the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF).  The project capitalizes on the MoCC’s experience in climate outreach and advocacy and represents a unique model of experiential and problem-based learning through curating an exhibition that inspires community pro-climate actions.  Student participants (our ‘Future Curators’) will have the opportunity to showcase their works at the MoCC and will reach a larger audience worldwide through our various global partners.

Objectives

  • To empower young people as a force for positive change by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills in curating and communicating exhibits, so that they can make a meaningful contribution to climate action; and
  • To encourage the community to respond to the messages conveyed in these exhibits and to take appropriate climate action.

Project Components

1. 

Training Future Curators

 

The core component of this project is a comprehensive training programme designed to provide young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to communicate climate change and sustainable development through technology-aided exhibitions.

 

Training Scope

  • Knowledge of climate change and UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Curation and science communication skills
  • Innovation know-how – AR technology
 

Learning Outcome

  • Be able to identify and propose solutions to climate change and its impact
  • Have basic knowledge of AR technology and its application in exhibitions
  • Be able to curate their own exhibitions
  • Be able to showcase their exhibits to a wider international audience through the MoCC’s global partners

 

Join us to help your students...

  • Learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how everyone can work towards these Goals
  • Acquire in-demand AR and curation skills
  • Gain practical experience in integrating science and arts through exhibit development
  • Develop new ways of thinking in approaching problems
  • Inspire positive change in the wider community

Enhance knowledge of climate change, science communication skills and innovative know-how

Through a comprehensive training programme which includes sharing sessions, workshops and field trips, the programme participants (our ‘Future Curators’) will identify problems of climate change and explore the connections between climate change and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The training will be provided in multiple modules covering climate change knowledge, basic curation skills and the application of AR technology.

Experience the work of a curator

The programme will expose the participants to various aspects of a curator’s work, from content research, through description drafting, to exhibit design and development.  Under the MoCC’s guidance, the participants will work with their teammates to curate their own exhibitions to be staged at their schools and in a virtual gallery.  Selected curating teams will co-curate with the museum team a year-end themed exhibition to be staged at the MoCC.

Showcase to the world

The participants will have the opportunity to showcase their works to a larger worldwide audience through our global partners. These include:

  • Hong Kong Chapter of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong)
  • Australian Museum
  • Ki Culture (the Netherlands)

Target Participants:

S1 – S6 students

Quota:

6 to 8 students from each school

Award:

  • The best student curators will earn the opportunity to co-curate an exhibition to be staged at the MoCC.
  • Each participant who has fulfilled all the requirements will be awarded an e-certificate.
 
The programme will consist of a series of interactive class and practical sessions.

Enrolment (by school)

  • August to September 2021

School seminar

  • For all students
  • October to December 2021

SDG 13 Keepers training (full-day)

  • 9 October 2021
    or 16 October 2021

InnoCurators museum operation training (full-day)

  • Including a field trip
  • 30 October 2021
    or 6 November 2021

InnoCurators augmented reality training (full-day)

  • 20 November 2021
    or 27 November 2021
    or 4 December 2021
    or 11 December 2021

Future Curators’ exhibitions (brick-and-mortar)

  • December 2021 to March 2022 (minimum two weeks for each exhibition)

Future Curators’ exhibitions (online)

  • March to April 2022

MoCC exhibition (co-curated with the best-performing Future Curators)

  • May to December 2022
* Participating schools should complete the school seminar, the training sessions and Future Curators' exhibitions.

 

 

2. 

Climate Action in the Community

 

Various activities are designed to expand the reach and impact of the project, including:

  • A social media campaign to share the climate solutions proposed by the students of Training Future Curators.
  • A virtual gallery showcasing the interactive exhibitions curated by the students of Training Future Curators.
  • A Future Curators’ exhibition at the MoCC co-curated by the museum and the best student curators selected in the Training Future Curators.
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Visiting green pioneers

  • To be held between January and April 2022

A virtual gallery showcasing the exhibitions curated by the Future Curators

  • To be held between March and April 2022

A themed exhibition at the MoCC

  • To be held between October and December 2022

 

Enrolment
Secondary schools in Hong Kong are invited to submit their applications on or before 24 September 2021.
Applications will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
Apply online (In Chinese only)

Enquiries
Jennifer Cheng (3943 0817;jennifercheng@cuhk.edu.hk)

Disclaimer
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee.

 
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