Hong Kong – Hong Kong Space Museum screens new 3D dome show “Voyager: the Never-Ending Journey 3D” (with photos)

Hong Kong Space Museum screens new 3D dome show “Voyager: the Never-Ending Journey 3D” (with photos)


     The Hong Kong Space Museum is screening a new 3D dome show, “Voyager: the Never-Ending Journey 3D” at its Space Theatre starting from April 1. Audiences will be able to follow space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1977 to start an interstellar journey and find out the secrets of the farthest planets in the Solar System.
     The twin space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are still navigating in the vast interstellar space. They send back data obtained during their journey to Earth from time to time, enriching human’s understanding of the Universe. Like two bottles thrown into the cosmic ocean, each probe carries a gold-plated record containing images, sounds, greetings and music to manifest the life and culture on Earth. It is hoped that alien civilisation may receive and decode the information therein someday.
     The 27-minute show will be screened until September 30. Screening times are 2pm and 6.30pm on weekdays and 12.30pm and 5pm on weekends and public holidays respectively. The Hong Kong Space Museum, located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
     Tickets priced at $24 (front stalls) and $32 (stalls) are now available at the Hong Kong Space Museum Box Office and URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For details of the show, please visit hk.space.museum/en_US/web/spm/shows/3d-show/voyager-the-never-ending-journey-3d.html, or call 2721 0226 for enquiries.

On 5 January 2023 the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory will be closed


On 5 January 2023, the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, one of the State Hermitages display facilities, will be temporarily closed due to technical work at the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company.

If you already hold tickets for 5 January 2023, then you can visit the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory using the same tickets on any other working day or return them for a refund.

The display that the State Hermitage opened in 2003 on the premises of the functioning industrial enterprise was created on the basis of the stocks of the former Lomonosov Porcelain Factorys museum. It presents the stages in the development of the oldest Russian porcelain factory, founded in 1744, from the 18th century through to today. Visitors also have the opportunity to view the collection of porcelain and glass from Oriental and European countries that was formed in the factorys museum during the imperial period to provide examples for copying or for the creative development of its own craftspeople.

The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory is located at 151 Prospekt Obukhovskoi Oborony (Metro station: Lomonosovskaya). Tickets can be obtainedthrough the website. Free-of-charge visits are possible for children under the age of 18, Russian invalids of the 1st and 2nd groups, Russian pensioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the RF, those doing compulsory military service, veterans of military operations, staff of museums in the RF and many others. A full list of concessionary categories as well as a timetable of the museums working hours can be foundon the relevant page of the website.

National Museum of African American History and Culture To Observe 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Issued by President Lincoln

Museum To Host a Special Screening and Panel Discussion of the New Documentary Descendant Jan. 7, 2023


The Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is recognizing the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In honor of this important moment, the museum encourages visitors to reflect on the words featured in early copies of a handheld pamphlet of the Emancipation Proclamation, an original signed copy of President Abraham Lincolns Executive Order and an original handwritten signed copy of the 13th Amendment, all on display in the museums Slavery and Freedom exhibition. The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment are two of the most important documents in the nations history. They helped the country fulfill the highest ideal of liberty by ensuring a more inclusive manifestation of freedom. For more details and to learn more, visit nmaahc.si.edu/emancipation.

It is important that we remember the hard-fought battle for freedom and what it took to ensure freedom for all, said Mary Elliott, curator of American slavery at the museum. The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all enslaved people. Yet, it was foundational in the march toward freedom, and it struck a mighty blow to the system of slavery. The 13th Amendment finally knocked out slavery in the nation.

On Sept. 22, 1862, Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In local churches, enslaved and free people awaited the midnight hour for the Emancipation Proclamation to go into effect. The occasion became known as Watch Night. Under his wartime authority as commander in chief, Lincoln ordered that, as of Jan. 1, 1863, all enslaved individuals in all areas still in rebellion against the United States henceforward shall be free. Pastor John C. Gibbs of Philadelphias First African Presbyterian Church declared, The Proclamation has gone forth, and God is saying to this nation by its legitimate constitute head, Man must be free. The Emancipation Proclamation also enabled African American men to enlist in the armed forces. The war to preserve the Union became a war to end slavery. The proclamation was limited in scope but revolutionary in its impact.

The 13th Amendment completed what free and enslaved African Americans, abolitionists and the Emancipation Proclamation set in motion. On Dec. 6, 1865, the U.S. government abolished slavery by amending the Constitution to state: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

To honor the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the museum is hosting a screening of the new Netflix film Descendant Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., presented by the museums public programs department and the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center. The film documents the search and recovery of the Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States illegally carrying enslaved Africans, in Mobile, Alabama. After the film, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Elliott and featuring Margaret Brown, director of the film; Kern Jackson, co-writer and co-producer of the film; Veda Tunstall and Joycelyn Davis, descendants of passengers of the Clotilda; and executive producer Ahmir Questlove Thompson. Admission is free; however, registration is required.

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed more than 8.5 million in-person visitors and millions more through its digital presence. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nations largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit nmaahc.si.edu, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000. 

The Guggenheim Museum Presents “Gego: Measuring Infinity”

This major retrospective will offer a fully integrated view of the influential German-Venezuelan artist and her distinctive approach to the language of abstraction.


Exhibition: Gego: Measuring Infinity

Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Location: Rotunda levels 1 through 5 and High Gallery

Date: March 31, 2023–September 12, 2023

A major retrospective devoted to the work of Gego, or Gertrud Goldschmidt (b. 1912, Hamburg; d. 1994, Caracas), will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from March 31, 2023, through September 12, 2023, offering a fully integrated view of the influential German-Venezuelan artist and her distinctive approach to the language of abstraction. Across five ramps of the museum’s rotunda, Gego: Measuring Infinity will feature approximately 200 artworks from the early 1950s through the early 1990s, including sculptures, drawings, prints, textiles, and artist’s books.

Gego first trained as an architect and engineer at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart (now Universität Stuttgart). Fleeing Nazi persecution in 1939, she immigrated to Venezuela, where in the 1940s she embarked on an artistic career that would span more than four decades. In two- and three-dimensional works across a variety of mediums, she explored the relationship between line, space, and volume. Her pursuits in the related fields of architecture, design, public art, and pedagogy complemented those investigations.

Although Gego was arguably one of the most significant artists to emerge in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century, her work remains lesser known in the United States. Examining the formal and conceptual contributions she made through her organic forms, linear structures, and systematic spatial investigations, Gego: Measuring Infinity will ground her practice in the artistic contexts of Latin America that flourished over the course of her lengthy career. It will consider Gego’s intersections with—and departures from—key transnational art movements including geometric abstraction, Kinetic art, Minimalism, and Post-Minimalism, tracing a markedly individual artistic path. This exhibition builds upon the Guggenheim Museum’s distinguished legacy of presenting groundbreaking modern and contemporary solo survey exhibitions that champion nonobjective art. A selection of this retrospective will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the fall of 2023.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s presentation of Gego: Measuring Infinity is organized by Pablo León de la Barra, Curator at Large, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, and Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York.

Gego: Measuring Infinity is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; and Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand—MASP. The exhibition was developed by Julieta González, Artistic Director, Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York; and Pablo León de la Barra, Curator at Large, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, and former Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand—MASP; in collaboration with Tanya Barson, former Chief Curator, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Michael Wellen, Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, London.


The Leadership Committee for Gego: Measuring Infinity is gratefully acknowledged for its generosity, with special thanks to Clarissa Alcock and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chairs, as well as Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky, Adriana Batan Rocca, Peter Bentley Brandt, Catherine Petitgas, Maria Belen Avellaneda-Kantt, Alice and Nahum Lainer, and Ana Julia Thomson de Zuloaga.

Funding is also generously provided by the Kate Cassidy Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Significant support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.Additional funding is provided by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Latin American Circle.

About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is now among a group of eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn more about the museum and the Guggenheim’s activities around the world, visit guggenheim.org.




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The National Museum organises special exhibition “Power, Patronage, and Piety – Celebrating Womanhood” on International Women’s Day

The National Museum, New Delhi celebrated International Women’s Day 2022 by organising a special Exhibition titled “Power, Patronage, and Piety – Celebrating Womanhood”. The exhibition was inaugurated by Joint Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Government of India Smt. Lily Pandeya in the presence of Shri Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi.

This exhibition focuses on examining the traditional notions of Power, Patronage, and Piety through the lens of feminity. The three constructs have often been associated with masculinity in the well-worn grooves of religious and historic discourses. Celebrating International Women’s Day, this exhibition presents transcultural notions of Indian art and history representing ‘the female voice’. Spanning across different religious and social representations, it focuses on the iconic representations of women in India through sculptures, manuscripts, miniatures, jewellery, tapestries, ritual objects and amulets, as bearers of a unique visual and material culture.


During her address Smt. Lily Pandeya congratulated team National Museum for curating such a special exhibition with the title ‘Power, Patronage, and Piety – Celebrating Womanhood’. The special exhibition dedicated to celebrating women depicts celebration of resilience and adaptability. When women access the museum, they are gaining access to ideas as well as getting opportunity to engage with arts enabling, encouraging environment. Let us fill all the colours of hope and joy to all the women of the world, she added.

Shri Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma stated that revolution does not take place  every day, what we do on a daily basis can yield a revolution. He also added that with our affirmative actions we  hope to  placed in a better  environment than  what we inherited.

The feminine power is traced through the goddess cult and the female pantheon by examining texts and rituals, folk practices based on fertility rituals, and the manifestations of wisdom through divinities in Indic traditions. Patronage is explored via the literary texts and art commissioned by Queens and Princesses. The exhibition concludes with piety, both towards filial relations and religious discourses, through the feminine devotional practices. The objects collectively bring forth a historical narrative that has been part of an Indian consciousness for centuries. With almost a hundred objects on display, the exhibition highlights masterpieces from the collections of Pre-History, Archaeology, Manuscript, Anthropology, Decorative Art, Central Asian Antiquities, Pre-Columbian and Western Art, Painting, Numismatics, Epigraphy and Jewellery, and Arms and Armour.

Beginning with the famous Dancing Girl and Mother Goddess from the Indus Valley Civilization and proceeding onward to the Classical and Medieval goddess cults in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist traditions, the representation of Devi and Shakti is a common strand connecting such distinctive traditions. Royal power and patronage is represented by medieval art, commissioned by the female members of regal courts and families. Representations of women are also visible in pre-modern folk practices through pattachitras, warli painting, and matani pachedi among others. Aspects of power, patronage, and piety from ancient to modern times are highlighted in the exhibition, presenting the fundamental and prominent role women have played throughout India’s millennia.

The exhibition will remain open for public till 8th April, 2022.



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