CTL2547A Field Trip: Investigating Cultural Sites and Industries is a course that aims to enable BACUHM students to actively investigate cultural sites and industries. From 27th May to 5th June, 2013, all eighteen of us from this course had a ten-day visit to different cultural institutions and heritage sites in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.
We appreciate the opportunity to admire original artworks, cultural artefact and heritage sites at close range. Through experiential learning activities, such as on-site lectures, guided tours, interviews with cultural professionals and managers, the course has enhanced our professionalism in the management of cultural institutions and heritage conservation.
After visiting various museums/heritage sites and interacting with the curatorial professionals in Xi’an, we have a better understanding of the significance of different heritage sites, museums' collections and how museums and sites are managed regarding their exhibitions, conservation works, educational activities, etc.
The intended goal of our exhibition is to “raise public awareness on the significance of the conservation of cultural heritages”.
We have chosen five places: Shaanxi History Museum, The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, Han Yang Lin Mausoleum, Daming Palace National Heritage Park, and Xi’an Beilin Museum; as case studies of the impact the development of cultural heritage has on the local society.
Each of the five sites has its own management focus and each contributes differently to the local environment. For example, the Daming Palace National Heritage Park provides space to the public for recreational purpose. We shall comment on how successful the cultural heritages are managed and operated, and finally there will be a brief conclusion and reflection on Hong Kong’s cultural heritages and its role in China’s cultural development.
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