As part of a broader commitment to the preservation of educational heritage, The Hong Kong Institute of Education has recently taken the initiative to establish the Hong Kong Museum of Education. The Museum is one of a number of projects undertaken by the Institute to support research into the history of education in Hong Kong, including oral histories and publications, a “virtual museum” of images of educational artifacts, a bibliography of Hong Kong education, and a research archive of historical materials. With the promotion of heritage education by the Hong Kong government, the public ahs become increasingly aware of the importance of preserving its cultural heritage. Education is an experience shared by all, and how the Hong Kong Museum of Education can draw on this to create collective memories in a way which can be seen and touched, and easily accessible to the public, will be one of the biggest challenges lying ahead. This paper discusses the establishment of the Museum of Education in the context of the Institute projects overall, as well as the Museum’s current objectives and future development strategies, and the role that it can play in the preservation of Hong Kong’s educational heritage.
|Published - Jun 2009