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No.5  May, 2017    
  More events to come for the 20th anniversary celebration
Exhibitions and art festival are among the coming top events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR. The “Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i’s Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture” exhibition, running  now until 18 September at Hong Kong Heritage Museum, features renowned Hong Kong scholar professor Jao Tsung-i’s  publications, paintings and calligraphy related to Dunhuang art and culture. The exhibition will provide visitors with a glimpse into the fascination of Dunhuang culture. To learn more about the exhibition, please click here.
  “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt” exhibition to introduce six Egyptian mummies between 3,000 and 1,800 years old will be held at the Hong Kong Science Museum from 2 June to 18 October.  Along with the mummy displays and around 200 invaluable objects, digital interpretation of the mummies demonstrates how non-invasive computerised tomography allows archaeologists and other specialists to determine the age and gender of the mummified bodies, and to learn more about the diet, state of health, mummification process and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. In order to further enhance visitors’ experience and provide an in-depth understanding of the meaning of the afterlife in ancient Egyptian society, the museum has designed and developed a multimedia programme and a series of interactive exhibits using the latest technologies, such as 3D projection mapping, virtual reality and holograms, to decipher the myths behind the statues and symbols, and to comprehensively illustrate the technological development of ancient Egypt. Know more about the exhibition here.  
  One of the largest French arts festival in Asia – Le French May Arts Festival is now running until 30 June. Over 500 world-class events covering classical music, opera, cinema, jazz and hip-hop will be staged. Stepping into its 25th anniversary, Le French May Arts Festival will be celebrating with the public under the theme “Celebrating art and life the French Way”. In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR, the festival will invite members of public in Hong Kong to join the celebration with exciting programmes and create a French-style fiesta everywhere. Click here for details.  
  Fun-filled International Arts Carnival to stage in July
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of HKSAR Government will present a splendid family arts festival in Hong Kong from 6 July to 15 August for members of the public to enjoy a fun-filled summer. An array of inspirational and enjoyable programmes performed by visiting artists and local arts talents will be offered for families. These include acrobatics, dance theatre, music theatre, shadow puppetry, interactive installation, bubble theatre, shadow theatre, multimedia theatre and magic. Bunk Puppets of Australia will perform a shadow puppet show "Slapdash Galaxy" at the festival.  Please read here for details of the festival.
  World Sustainable Built Environment Conference
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) will jointly present the World Sustainable Built Conference 2017 Hong Kong, the city’s biggest ever conference on sustainable building and urban development. Running from 5 to 7 June with around 1,800 building advocates, policy-makers, academics, and industry practitioners from all over the world to attend, the conference aims to draw up plans to tackle challenges arising from global climate change.  The three-day event will see presentations of ground-breaking research, business cases, as well as top findings from the regional conferences that took place in 20 cities worldwide in 2016. Click here for more details of the conference.
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