A CAH Student Sharing His Final Year Project in the International Museum Day 2022 at Hong Kong Maritime Museum
“Paradise Beyond the City” was an event held in the museum on May 22 by CityU’s “Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections Projects " (LHRC) and Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The theme focused on the story of Charles Thirlwell, MBE who was a lighthouse keeper at Waglan Island also known as the "Father of Fishermen". Other relative topics were lighthouse architecture, dragon boat races and traditions of fishermen’s community. The program featured created work by CityU’s students - an exhibition, a screening session of documentary films, and a sharing session. Over 100 visitors and listeners including members of the Chai Wan Fishermen's Recreation Club have attended the event.
Jayson Chow Yu Lim, a fourth year student of the Department of Chinese and History (CAH) majoring in Cultural Heritage Management program, is one of the LHRC team members. Apart from actively participating in the preparatory work such as liaising the Fishermen's Club, collecting old photos and newspapers, publications of Annual Dragon Boat Festivals and making posters, Jayson presented his Final Year Project “A Lost Heritage? The Forgotten Values of the Fishmen’s Lighthouse - Tin Hau Temple” at the sharing session on the same day. Mr. Li Lin of CAH also took this opportunity to introduce the “Virtual Temple” website project funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation. Thanks to Mrs. Mary Leung, widow of Charles Thirlwell who provided a lot of valuable advice to this event that organized by Dr. Steve Ching of Run Run Shaw Library. The participating students and teachers came from Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of Media and Communication, Department of Linguistics and Translation, and Department of Chinese and History. Indeed, the collaboration between CityU Library, various departments and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a fresh attempt to conceive community engagement activities.