Build your dream museum collection by re-thinking the everyday objects that surround you!
How do museums value the importance of things? Should museums only collect objects that are beautiful, sacred or rare?
The value of objects is also about what happens when they come into contact with a specific time, idea or place. Objects can be read as reflections of the kinds of societies and individuals we have become.
What objects are important to you?
What would you put into a museum and why?
And what stories are told when they are brought together?
Last year, AAA asked the public to consider and describe their ideal museum through the enthusiastically received community project, 'What is your dream museum?' with 4,000 responses sent in from around the world and exhibited in Hong Kong and on the website. This year, as Hong Kong embarks on the ambitious West Kowloon Cultural District project, AAA calls on the community to build a collection for the dream museum by sending in an object or uploading an image on this website.
April - May
Build Your Collection Online
AAA launches the project with 10,000 specially designed cards sent to schools, universities, art organizations and other interested parties throughout Hong Kong. Individuals are being invited to build their dream museum collection by sending in their responses with an image to the dream museum website. Participants registering for the online project will receive a complimentary ticket for ART HK 09.
AAA, in collaboration with The Hong Kong Federation Youth Groups and HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (HKSC), will present a workshop with participating students and teachers to facilitate and encourage discussion on the subject
Visit AAA Dream Museum Convenience Store
Booth G01 ART HK 09
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Taking one of last year’s responses for the dream museum to be “Like 7-Eleven”, AAA presents the Dream Museum Convenience Store for ART HK 09 with a selection of this year’s dream museum collection responses in the form of written cards, photos and objects. Like 7- Eleven, AAA wishes to create an environment that is accessible and familiar, thereby challenging the traditional perceptions of the museum as a place of authority and exclusivity.
• Bring in an image or object to contribute to the dream collection!
• Get your specially designed bag!
• On-site workshops with artists, curators, designers and architect
13.05 (Wed) 6-9pm Keith Lam, New Media Arts Artist
14.05 (Thur) 3-5pm Javin Mo, Graphic Designer| Joe Kwan, Graphic Designer
15.05 (Fri) 3-5pm Luke Ching, Artist
16.05 (Sat) 12-2pm Jaffa Lam, Artist | Students from AAA Learning Lab
16.05 (Sat) 4-6pm Jeff Leung, Independent Curator | Helen Ng, Independent Curator
17.05 (Sun) 1.30-3.30pm Alvin Yip, Architect | VICE VERSA
Backroom Conversations: Museum Focus
As the official educational partner for Art HK 09, AAA will present two panel discussions around the museum. For more information and registration, click here.
Special thanks to The Hong Kong Federation Youth Groups
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Sponsored by: The Burger Collection, AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited
Supported by: ART HK 09, Milkxhake, MTR, Sino Group's 'Art in Hong Kong' and Hong Kong Tramways