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To celebrate the 59th anniversary of Dr. Jane Goodall entering Gombe to study chimpanzees, and hereafter her renowned scientific findings that redefine the relationship between humans and animals, The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong (JGIHK) kicks off a thematic exhibition: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents: Becoming Jane: Inspiring a Shared Planet at The Hong Kong Science Museum, on May 23, 2019.
“We are incredibly excited to present one of the world’s most inspirational and influential scientists, Dr Jane Goodall, her scientific findings and education philosophy in this exhibition through fun, education and interactive approaches. Exhibition at The Hong Kong Science Museum, along with our series of education programs and seminars, we aim to empower youth to follow Dr. Jane Goodall’s footsteps in protecting our environment, wildlife and contribute to the community,” says Mr. Ericson Chan, Chairman of The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong.
The exhibition is funded exclusively by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and jointly organized by The Hong Kong Science Museum.
The exhibition is the first ever holistic presentation of the early scientific discoveries of Dr. Jane Goodall, a renowned primatologist and conservationist, and it will also showcase her dedicated contribution in environmental conservation and youth empowerment through various interactives. Through this exhibition and a series of education programmes on wildlife conservation, we wish to empower youth to take constructive actions in protecting the wildlife and our environment, and also live a sustainable lifestyle.
Fun Facts on The Exhibition
A 50-member team of Hong Kong content developers, scientists, designers, animators, illustrators, artists, craftsmen, engineers and fabricators led by The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong design company Globe Creative to produce this highly immersive exhibition.
The team worked in 6 countries – Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, Holland and Tanzania.
Standing some 3m tall, ‘Golden’ is made from 120 pieces of triple corrugated cardboard, cut into hundreds of individual pieces by 4 artists working some 150 man hours. A primatologist worked with the artists throughout to ensure Golden is scientifically accurate and as you would see her in the forest.
Our Gombe forest animals – a collection of invertebrates, reptiles and birds – are made from 50 sheets of triple corrugated cardboard by 2 artists working some 85 man hours. Scientists worked with the artists to ensure animals are scientifically and anatomically accurate.
The paper forest is made out of 1400 pieces of honeycombed cardboard, 660 pieces of triple corrugated cardboard and 1 ton of Kraft paper. We feature 40 paper trees from 4 different species, 55 paper bushes as undergrowth and 30,000 laser cut paper leaves that cover the forest fall. A multi-player audio installation with 24 speakers create a constant and randomly changing forest soundscape.
A family of 10 chimpanzees in 6 settings. Hand-sculpted, anatomically correct animals made from silicone rubber. The chimpanzees’ skin patterns are casted from human skin. Their hair is a combination of human and animal as well as plant fibres to provide colour accents. Each hair is individually planted by hand. It took a team of 40 craftsmen over 4 months to create these life-like, life-sized chimpanzees. No animals were hurt in the production of the chimpanzees.
The entire exhibition has been designed for re-use. All set pieces and exhibits are fabricated for repeated installations and dismantles and pack down for travel between venues. At the end of the exhibition tour, items will be donated to educational institutions and museums.
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🔎About The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong
For more than a decade, The Jane Goodall Institute Hong Kong has provided and supported a wide range of conservation education programs for children and youth. The institute is focused on empowering youth to take constructive actions to protect the environment, wildlife and to serve the community.
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