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International Museum Day 2019


The theme of International Museum Day this year is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.” The museums are finding new ways to honour their collections, their histories and their legacies, creating traditions that will have new meanings. Since 1950s, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the Founder of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, has thought of different ways to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday. They included the Buddha’s Birthday pastry, Buddha’s Birthday meals, Buddha’s Birthday cards, bathing the Buddha carriage, parades, drama performance, concerts, carnivals, fair, essay writing, poetry competition. This year, the Buddha Museum will illustrate this year’s theme along with Buddha’s Birthday celebrations, through a series of activities showing how tradition develops in an innovative way into the future.

The Human Buddha - 2019 Buddha’s Birthday Exhibition
Dates: 11th May – 2nd June, 2019
Venue: Buddha Museum Art Walkway (Main Hall 2F)

In this exhibition, visitors can see how Venerable Master Hsing Yun used different medias such as literature, festive events, art, picture storybooks, comics, musicals, exhibitions and animation to interpret the Buddha's life, and catch a glimpse at the future and innovation of Buddhist tradition. There are limited Buddha’s Birthday postcards for all visitors to send out from the Buddha Museum.

●Educational Outreach – Buddhist Comic Course
Date: 18th May
Time: 1 – 3PM
Venue: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum One Teaching Pagoda
Lecture: Ping Wang (President of Chinese Cartoonists Union)
Participants: comic enthusiasts
Note: Buddha Museum will provide the drawing equipment.
Register here

●Educational Outreach - Stamp Collections

Dates: 11th May – 2nd June, 2019
One can go on a treasure hunt with the stamp collection sheets. After collecting all stamps, one can exchange for a gift at the information counter in the Main Hall or Front Hall.

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