B.A. in Anthropology, CUHK, 2015
Home town: Hong Kong
Studying Anthropology is always a fruitful adventure which leads students to explore diversified cultures and develop their own interests.
My undergraduate internship experience at the Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney, inspired me to develop research interests in university museums, archaeology and arts. I was amazed by Nicholson Museum’s diversified and rich artefacts from ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greek and Cyprus, as well as its interactive educational programs. One museum activity impressed me most: in order to help the kids to experience and understand the cultures of making mummies in ancient Egypt, Nicholson Museum educational officers prepared costumes and “wrapped” the kids into “mummies”. I still remembered the joyful laughers from the kids and how they cherished this exciting learning experience.
After joining the internship, I started to consider: university museums, which used to be educational resources mostly for their universities, to what extent can they offer informal education to both their universities and the public? It is hence the core research question that I would like to explore in my current research about university museums in Hong Kong.