31 October 2020
22 March 2018
CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change Organises
Exhibition on the Theme ‘Vanishing Glaciers’


Jointly organised by the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and UK-based non-profit arts organisation Project Pressure, an exhibition on the theme ‘Vanishing Glaciers’, was launched today (22 March 2018). This exhibition is part of the ‘JC–CUHK Climate Action’ programme. Bridging art and science, the exhibition presents a new way of showing comparative images from 1946, 1959, 1980 and 2017 of Sweden’s Tarfala Valley, using photogrammetry-created 3D models, with the aim of illustrating the impact of climate change on glacier melting and encouraging the public to take action to fight climate change. 

Officiating at the opening ceremony were Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Mr Klaus Thymann, Founder of Project Pressure, and Mr Lee Sai-ming, Senior Scientific Officer (Climate Forecast Services and Climate Change Studies) of the Hong Kong Observatory. 

In his welcome address, Prof. Fok Tai-fai said, ‘CUHK is committed to promoting environmental awareness and to building a sustainable campus. By organising this exhibition and a wide range of community education and outreach programmes, the MoCC endeavours to enhance public understanding of climate change and to encourage everyone to live a greener lifestyle.’ Prof. Fok expressed his heartfelt gratitude to The Hong Kong Jockey Club for its support for the MoCC and Project Pressure to jointly organise the ‘Vanishing Glaciers’ exhibition. He also thanked the Hong Kong Observatory for providing the latest information about rising sea levels and an evaluation of storm risks in an effort to connect the theme of the exhibition with the environmental risks faced by Hong Kong.

At the ceremony, Mr Klaus Thymann gave a talk on ‘Using Art to Communicate Climate Change’, and exchanged ideas with teachers and students from various tertiary institutions, secondary schools and educational organisations. 

Exhibition on the theme ‘Vanishing Glaciers’

Exhibition period:

22 March – 30 June 2018
(closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Opening hours:

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Venue:

Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change,
Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F, CUHK
 (Near Exit D, MTR University Station)

Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust), was established in December 2013 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). It is the first museum of its kind in the world, offering an interactive, multimedia exhibition that showcases valuable collections and information about climate change. It is the ideal venue for the public, especially students and teachers, to champion the cause of environmental stewardship and keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in environmental conservation and sustainability. The Museum has attracted over 280,000 visitors since its inception. 

In 2017, the Trust pledged its support for a three-year initiative of the Museum: ‘JC–CUHK Climate Action’. During the next three years, the Museum will run a variety of environmental education activities to help the people of Hong Kong better understand the potentially devastating effects of climate change, to suggest innovative solutions, and to engage in climate action. 

More details about the Museum can be found at http://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/.

Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, delivers a welcome address.

Mr Klaus Thymann, Founder of Project Pressure, gives a themed talk on ‘Using Art to Communicate Climate Change’.

(From left) Ms Vivian Lee, Senior Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK, Mr Klaus Thymann, Founder of Project Pressure, and Mr Lee Sai-ming, Senior Scientific Officer (Climate Forecast Services and Climate Change Studies) of the Hong Kong Observatory, officiate at the opening ceremony of the exhibition on the theme ‘Vanishing Glaciers’.

Mr Klaus Thymann leads guests through the exhibition on the theme ‘Vanishing Glaciers’.

A group photo of the guests and visitors after the opening ceremony