Community Museum Project was founded in 2002 in Hong Kong by curator Howard Chan, design educator Siu King-chung , and cultural researchers Tse Pak-chai, and Phoebe Wong. The Community Museum Project activates artistic competences to experiment with the possible formats of museum 3.0. They believe that a museum does not need to be an intimidating and elitist institution, but rather a means to represent everyday living and values. Through the collection and interpretation of artifacts and visual evidence gathered in a variety of everyday contexts, they explore native creativity, visual culture, and public culture. They work in 1:1 scale, implementing flexible exhibitions and public programs within specific community settings and facilitating participation in cross-disciplinary collaborations. Through this process, the Community Museum Project aims to nurture a platform to articulate personal experiences and under-represented histories, subject areas that are of value for anthropological and archeological studies of postartistic times. For them, the word “community” has three connotations: subject matter, settings, and creative public interface. They document and represent their methodology using visual diagrams, four of which are exhibited here.
MAKING USE. LIFE IN POSTARTISTIC TIMES IS AN EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC PROGRAM FEATURING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PARTICIPANTS