A museum needs not be an intimidating and elitist
institution. The Community Museum Project believes
that a museum can be a means to represent everyday
living and values. Through the collection and
interpretation of artifacts and visual evidence,
and public culture
can be explored.
The Community Museum Project focuses not on establishing
conventional "museum" hardware but carrying
out flexible exhibition and public programs, often
within specific community
Through this process the Community Museum Project
aims to nurture a platform to articulate personal
experiences and under-represented
histories. It can also be an occasion
to facilitate the participation
of the public and cross-disciplinary
collaboration. To us, the word "Community"has
three connotations: subject matter, settings and
creative public interface.
Community Museum Project was founded in 2002
in Hong Kong by Howard Chan (art curator), Siu
King-chung (design educator), Tse Pak-chai and
Phoebe Wong (cultural researchers).