HONG KONG, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (“NTFCF”) and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation are thrilled to announce “Art Journey for Youth at HKPM,” a multi-year partnership with the Hong Kong Palace Museum ( ‘ HKPM’) to provide an immersive cultural experience to inspire hong kong young people and help them appreciate Chinese arts and culture.
Starting the October 1, 2022the foundations will sponsor 50,000 Hong Kong Palace Museum special exhibition tickets annually and distribute them to more than 500 primary and secondary schools in hong kong offer local students, especially those from disadvantaged families, the opportunity to appreciate first-hand more than 900 priceless national treasures. The objects, on loan from the Palace Museum to beijingrange from first-grade cultural objects, paintings and calligraphy to ceramics, jade, costumes and textiles, jewelry, rare books, many of which are displayed in hong kong For the very first time. There will be workshops for young talents to learn more about Chinese history, architecture and culture at the world-class museum. The Foundations are working closely with schools and community partners, and details will be announced in due course.
NTFCF Launches Cultural Appreciation Program at Palace Museum beijing
To deepen appreciation of Chinese culture and foster a sense of identity, the NTFCF is launching the Beijing-Hong Kong Cultural Appreciation Program, through which 50 local university and college students will be hosted at the Palace Museum and other historic buildings of beijing per year. The program will include learning workshops with museum professionals at the Palais de la Prolongation du Bonheur (Yanxi Gong) on heritage research and the conservation of artefacts. Through this program, students will be able to experience first-hand Lingzhao Belvedere from Yanxi Gongthe Palace’s only Western-style architecture forbids, and appreciate how the traditional Chinese form of arts and architecture blends with Western style, while learning about relic management and cross-cultural dialogues that celebrate harmony and diversity.
Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, expresses his gratitude to the significant undertaking, “The Hong Kong Palace Museum, with cultural resources belonging to the community of hong kong, is committed to promoting the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture in addition to advancing international partnerships. We appreciate the kind effort of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation to bring our younger generations to experience national treasures and culture first-hand. We look forward to more meaningful partnerships with more like-minded partners.
M Kenneth FokJP, Executive Vice President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation and LegCo member representing the sports, performing arts, culture and publishing industry, said, “The opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum not only strengthens the position of hong kong as an East-meets-West center for international cultural exchange, supported by the 14th national five-year plan, but also facilitates cultural and artistic development between hong kong and the mainland, including the Greater Bay Area. Through this program, the Foundation hopes to deepen hong kong young people’s understanding of our nation’s history and culture.
M Daryl NgSBS, JP, Director of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and President of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, shares, “We are honored to work with that of Hong Kong world-class museum to promote appreciation of Chinese arts and culture. This is especially significant as we celebrate the 25e anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region this year. We hope that by providing our young people with eye-opening opportunities to experience national cultural treasures first-hand, they can broaden their horizons, appreciate national culture and foster a sense of unity.
About the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation
The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation was established in 2010 in memory of the late founder of Sino Group, Mr. Ng Teng Fong. The Foundation is a strong advocate for education, youth development and community service. Over the past few years, the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation has supported over 300 local NGOs and community partners. In addition to supporting good causes such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the National Gallery of Singapore as well as the restoration of the Great Wall and Yanxi Gongthe Foundation provides financial assistance to students from underprivileged families in hong kong and the mainland China through Ng Teng Fong scholarships. It also supports the school initiatives of Peking University, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University in metropolitan France China as good as national university of singapore, University of Singapore technology and design and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2019, the Foundation donated 100 million RMB to the Palace Museum to support the restoration of Yanxi Gong.
About the Homeland Youth Community Foundation of the Great Bay Area
The Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, established in September 2019is a charitable organization that primarily serves hong kong youth. To ride on the new era, the new Greater Bay Area and new opportunities, the Foundation is a joint effort of young leaders from diverse sectors. With our mission “For our young people, for our future”, we support young people in their studies, careers and business development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
Since our inception, we have initiated and sponsored more than 70 projects in fields such as technology, art, education and sport, serving more than 49,500 hong kong youth. In 2021, we launched two key initiatives – YOUR LOCATION and GBA Youth Card. These will allow us to establish closer ties with young people from all walks of life in hong kong. Operated under a membership scheme, YOUR LOCATION is an integrated online and offline youth platform that provides information on education, career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. The GBA Youth Card gives hong kong young people many conveniences while studying, working and living in the greater bay area. The card was developed in cooperation with the Bank of China (hong kong), the Guangdong Youth Federation, the Hong Kong United Youth Association and the Macao Youth Federation.
In addition, the Foundation’s Wish Builder program sponsors various projects of local youth organizations for young people in hong kongfor example, Dream Brewer – Pacific Coffee HKCT@GBA Entrepreneurship Training Program, Hong Kong Youth Leader Development Program, “Stage Your Dream” PR and Event Talent Incubation Project and the training program for arts administrators.
To learn more, visit the Foundation’s website www.gbyouth.org.hk.
SOURCE Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation; Great Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation