標籤彙整: 六四紀念館

2020.8.3 【因為有你們,六四網絡博物館正式啟動了】

2020.8.3 【因為有你們,六四網絡博物館正式啟動了】

Thank you!

2020年6月4日晚,香港延續了30年的燭光集會被定性為非法集結,當晚,我們啟動眾籌,希望建立一間屬於每一個人的網絡「六四記憶。人權博物館」,搶救記憶,傳承信念。

整整2個月過去,感謝1,866位支持者,以及眾多關心網絡「六四記憶。人權博物館」的朋友,我們達到、並且小額超過預期眾籌目標。目標150萬港元,我們會按照計劃,全數投入建立網絡「六四記憶。人權博物館」,在新冷戰的時代背景下,保存八九學運及「六四」屠殺的記憶、證據,並重新梳理論述,與今天仍然在延續的歷史互動。150萬港元目標以外的眾籌款項,會撥入支聯會日常運作經費,用於更廣泛的「六四」悼念及民主運動活動。

我們會開設新的臉書、Twitter等帳戶,未來一年,會與大家定期分享博物館最新建設情況,也會盡速寄送眾籌回饋品,請大家繼續關注網絡「六四記憶。人權博物館」。

燭光不滅,因為每一雙接過燭光的手都不會放棄。真相永存,因為每雙見證的眼睛都不會忘記。謝謝每一位朋友,我們一起加油。


2020.6.5 香港六四紀念館啟動全球眾籌,建立網絡永久博物館:歷史絕不可消失第二次

「六四」31週年之際,香港「六四」紀念館計劃在網絡上為八九民運建造一座「六四記憶人權博物館」,以整理並永久保存散落各地的歷史檔案,「六四」死難者遺物以及中共屠殺的證據。博物館現發起眾籌計劃,希望得到來自全球各地熱心人士的支持。(眾籌鏈接請點擊此處 https://bit.ly/36YezvW)

眾籌計劃將在國際眾籌平台Kickstarter發起,目標為募集150萬港幣。博物館冀以眾籌資金的支持,在未來一年的時間裡,組建專業的研究、檔案、技術及策展團隊,建成「六四記憶人權博物館」。同時,發起關鍵議題的持續研究和動態展覽,讓歷史經驗得以與當下正在發生的社會運動對話;並將檔案翻譯成英文,與世界歷史對話。


香港支聯會2012年在香港設立「臨時六四紀念館」,後於2014年設立「六四紀念館」,自此面臨重重打壓與騷擾。紀念館在港一度遭遇逼遷,於2019年4月另覓地點重開。臨開館前,發現紀念館大門鐵閘被打開,找不到鐵門鎖頭,牆身10個插座、總電掣和總電掣箱被鹽水淋濕。數度動盪,紀念館深恐館內存放的珍貴檔案難以妥善保存,並無力整合現存放於美國、歐洲、澳洲等各地的有關六四的檔案資料。

2020年,中國人大常委會通過「港區國安法」,香港的一國兩制名存實亡,自由環境持續惡化,六四紀念館對珍貴歷史檔案與文物的保存實難為繼。六四死難者王楠、吳向東遇難前留下的膠卷,日記,遺書,被子彈射穿的頭盔,彈殼⋯⋯ 他們用自己的生命留下來的證據,目前均存放在六四紀念館。責任背負30年,六四紀念館及團隊不敢放棄,決定於2020年6月4日正式發起眾籌計劃,召集專業研究策展團隊,為八九民運、「六四」屠殺建立一座永久保存的博物館,防止任何人篡改歷史、消除記憶。


網絡博物館已在前期籌備中,會在未來的一年內做三件事:

第一,檔案集中、數字保存。收集過去三十多年來散落在香港、美國、歐洲、北京等世界各地大學圖書館、檔案館、個人收藏者、親歷者手中的有關1989年中國民主運動的檔案資料,包括歷史文件、民間資料、日記、錄音、影像等,集中備份,數字化處理,英文翻譯,建立查詢檔案並永久保存,防止任何人篡改歷史、消除記憶。

第二,重建論述、數字策展。成立學術委員會及策展顧問團,邀請學者、藝術家等設計線上互動展覽,將「六四」還原為「一九八九民主運動」,將「一九八九」放回八十年代的歷史語境,重建論述,讓六四被「抗爭」而不僅是「鎮壓」定義,令八九民主運動歷史,可以與世界歷史,與當下正在發生的社會運動對話、溝通。

第三,開源代碼、博物館可複用計劃。我們為一九八九建立起的網絡博物館的前端設計、基本功能、信息結構、技術框架,都會在穩定使用之後,將代碼開源,希望它可以更便利地被應用於其它線上博物館項目,例如其它社會運動紀念館,或數字化人權資料庫。


八九民運的見證者正在逝去,親歷者已經流亡。天安門的血跡被清洗,真相卻尚未平反。歷史絕不能在我們眼前消失第二次。我們希望每一個曾被八九民運與六四事件震動、影響、改變過的熱心人士,接力燭光,拒絕遺忘,讓歷史在我們手上保存下去。

時間線:

2020年6月4日,六四記憶人權博物館眾籌頁面正式上線,目標150萬港幣。

2020年6月6日,六四記憶人權博物館記者會:
日期:2020年6月6日(週六)
時間:上午 11:00
地點:香港六四紀念館,九龍旺角旺角道11-13號藝旺商業大廈10字樓 (旺角港鐵站A2出口,豪華戲院對面,油站旁)

2021年夏季,在支持者的幫助下,六四記憶人權博物館將正式在網絡上開館。

真相不死,燭光不滅,火種永存。

請關注六四紀念館 Facebook / Twitter 留意後續資訊。


PRESS RELEASE: Hong Kong June 4th Museum Launches Global Crowdfunding and Establishes Permanent Online Museum: We cannot allow history to disappear again.

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the June 4 massacre, and the organization, Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum, plans to set up a June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights on the Internet. The online Museum aims to organize and permanently preserve historical archives, relics of the June 4th victims, and evidence of the CCP’s massacre scattered throughout the world. The museum is now launching a crowdfunding campaign, hoping to draw support from the international community. (Please click here to the crowdfunding page https://bit.ly/36YezvW )

The crowdfunding campaign will be launched on the international crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with the goal of raising 1.5 million Hong Kong dollars. The funds raised will enable us to complete the collection of files and digitization of data, resolve the technical issues involved in permanent preservation, and establish the June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights in the coming year. At the same time, the campaign funds will allow us to initiate research and exhibitions covering a series of key topics, enhancing our understanding of the past and ensuring dialogues with the social movements currently underway; translation of the archives into English will help form connections with world history.

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China established the “Temporary June 4th Museum” in Hong Kong in 2012 and later opened the permanent “June 4th Museum” in 2014. Since then, the June 4th Museum has repeatedly suffered from harassment and intimidation. The Museum was once forced to move, and it was reopened in April 2019. As the Museum prepared for its re-opening, the iron gate on the front door was found opened on April 7, 2019, and the lock was gone. Ten wall sockets, the main fuse and the fuse box were found to have been vandalised with salt water.

In 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has passed Hong Kong’s national security law. Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” arrangement has come to exist only in name, and the freedom in Hong Kong is deteriorating. The preservation of precious historical archives and relics now faces many difficulties. The helmet June 4th victim Wang Nan was wearing when he died, a letter written by victim Wu Xiangdong in Tiananmen Square before he was killed, the bullet lodged in eyewitness Zhang Jian’s body — these are examples of the evidence and heritage currently stored and preserved in the June 4th Museum. After 30 years of responsibility, the June 4th Museum and the team did not dare to give up. The Museum decided to officially launch the crowdfunding project on June 4, 2020. The goal of this crowdfunding campaign is to set up a permanent museum of human rights memory for the 1989 democratic movement and the June 4th Massacre.

The online Museum is now in the preliminary preparation stage and will aim to achieve three objectives in the coming year:

1. Collect historical files and store them in digital form. We will collect archives and materials about the 1989 democratic movement that have over the past three decades been scattered in university libraries, government archives and personal collections around the world. These include historical documents and private materials, diaries, audio recordings, video footage and so on. We will preserve these files by producing digital copies, translating these into English, establishing an archive query system and finally building encrypted storage that will prevent anyone from tampering with history and eliminating memory.

2. Rebuild the narrative with digital curation. We will organize an academic committee and curation advisory group to invite scholars, artists, and others to design online interactive exhibitions, restoring the “June 4th Massacre" to its context within the 1989 democracy movement, and returning “1989″ to the fuller context of events in the 1980s — in this way rebuilding the narrative and allowing June 4th to be defined and understood as being about resistance rather than just suppression. This process will allow the history of the 1989 democratic movement to better communicate with the broader history of the world and with social movements currently taking place.

3. Open source and shareable. The front-end design, basic functions, information structure, and technical framework of the June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights will all be offered as open source once the basic functions have been stabilized, with the hope that our interactive approach can be more easily applied to other online museum projects and other digital human rights museums.

Witnesses to the 1989 democracy movement are now passing away, and others who experienced it have gone into exile. The blood stains of Tiananmen Square were cleaned, but there has still not been a reckoning with the truth. We cannot allow history yet again to disappear. We hope that everyone who has, like us, been impacted and changed by the Chinese democratic movement in 1989 and by the June 4th Massacre, can contribute in some way to this meaningful project.

Let us preserve the history in our hands.

Timeline:

June 4, 2020: the crowdfunding project of the June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights will be officially launched on Kickstarter.com, with a target of 1.5 million Hong Kong dollars.

June 6, 2020: Press Conference of the June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Date: June 6, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Hong Kong June 4th Museum, 10/F, Ngai Wong Commercial Building, 11-13 Mong Kok Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon

In the summer of 2021, with the help of supporters, June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights will be officially opened on the Internet.

Truth never dies, nor will the candlelight be extinguished. We shall never surrender.

Please follow the June 4th Museum Facebook / Twitter for follow-up information.

 

 

 

悼念劉曉波逝世三週年【徵集:寫給劉曉波的一封信】

【徵集:寫給劉曉波的一封信】https://forms.gle/rDGzZWfjMdmJnje6A

劉曉波曾在《末日倖存者的獨白》中,寫下自己對「六四屠殺」倖存者身份的思考,寫下這段獨白,「『六四』是我靈魂中一道無法癒合的傷口,歲月不但無法抹去它,反而更加鮮淋。我的生命彷彿永遠停滯在這段時間中,它是墳墓,埋葬了34歲的我,誕生了不知自己為何物的我。」

2020年6月30日23時,國安法在香港正式施行。「六四」31年後的我們,失去了劉曉波,失去了逝去的抗爭者,失去了一個璀璨都市。在這最為艱難的時代裡,你有沒有什麼想要記錄的憤怒、無奈、沈默?面對極權,守住自己的語言和記憶,不斷地寫、不斷地說,這也是一種抗爭。

寫下你想對劉曉波說的話,是獨白,也是傾訴,是反思,也是自省;可以是一段語音,也可以是文字,寄給我們。

📣 參與方式
請登入鏈接:https://forms.gle/rDGzZWfjMdmJnje6A 寫信給曉波,或將文字或語音寄送至 hkaspdm@protonmail.com.

Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/728879717908728/

我們將把徵集到的內容存放在網絡六四博物館的劉曉波特展,這個特展是為悼念劉曉波逝世三週年,六四紀念館在「六四記憶人權博物館」計劃的項目。網絡人權博物館現眾籌中,也希望得到你的支持。(眾籌鏈接:https://bit.ly/36YezvW


👉【劉曉波逝世三周年悼念會——我們都是倖存者】Remembering Liu Xiaobo 3rd Anniversary

網上重溫https://saveliuxiaobo.wordpress.com/

#june4th #6431truth #innocent #politicalprosecution #politicalsuppression
#hkalliance #ccp

2020.5.20「六四紀念館」新主題展覽《走在抗極權最前線——從「八九六四」到「反送中」》

「六四紀念館」新主題展覽《走在抗極權最前線——從「八九六四」到「反送中」》

開始日期:2020年5月20日
開放時間:星期二至星期日,中午12時至下午6時(逢星期一休館,直至另行通知)
地址:九龍旺角旺角道11-13號藝旺商業大廈10字樓

查詢:2459 6489(電話 / whatsApp)、 64museum@alliance.org.hk (電郵)

歡迎學校和團體預約參觀(可按申請安排時間) http://bit.ly/64exhibit

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繼續閱讀 2020.5.20「六四紀念館」新主題展覽《走在抗極權最前線——從「八九六四」到「反送中」》

2019.9.27-12.1【六四紀念館「雨傘運動」5周年專題展】

「雨傘運動」5周年專題展展期:2019年9月27日至12月1日

開放時間:逢星期三至星期日,中午12時至下午6時開放〈逢星期一、二休館〉
展覽詳情https://64museum.blogspot.com/p/umbrella2019.html2019 64museum umbrella movement

記者會影片:

2014年的「雨傘運動」和現時進行得如火如荼的「反送中」運動,既是香港民主、人權發展上的重要一頁,也是對中共強權專政說「不」的巨大凝聚力,牽動中國民主發展的未來,不少人更把這兩場運動與「六四」相類比。

「六四紀念館」藉著「雨傘運動」5周年,舉辦「傘運」專題展覽,毋忘初衷,呼籲落實中國和香港的民主政制發展。

「雨傘運動」縱然沒有獲得實際的具體政治成果,但運動參與者光譜之廣、公民行動之多元化、港人顯示出的爭取民主和對抗強權壓境之心,世界矚目。此後,港人經歷了失落、撕裂、立法會議員被撤銷議員資格、社運人士和「佔中」人士被判刑、民意遭受漠視、各種政策強行上馬、一國兩制遭到嚴重破壞。然而,原來「雨傘運動」只是序幕。當年運動喚起的覺醒、留下的失落、積累的能量、吸收的經驗,在2019年夏天的「反送中」運動中再次爆發,成為更大的運動。

在此期間,我們同時見到政權和香港警察對市民的粗暴和濫權、很多疑團和真相未解,以至中國政府當局嚴查前往大陸港人的手機、扣查港人、施壓予企業打壓同情或支持「反送中」的員工,以及嚴厲打壓支持香港「反送中」的國內人民,包括傳喚、約談恐嚇、電話警告、拘留等。2014年,國內人民亦因支持香港的「雨傘運動」,被公安傳喚和刑事拘留,甚至被判刑。這些事件不僅反映香港與中國大陸的民主、人權發展,唇齒相依,也反映香港市民和國內人民在爭取民主、人權路上的互相關注、互相聲援。我們團結一致抵抗強權,是刻不容緩之事。

是次專題展透過展出不同漫畫家的畫作、各類紀念物品、刊物、圖片、展板、書展、座談會、VR﹙Virtual Reality﹚、紀錄片分享會等,再次回顧我們的初衷、對民主的追求、國內人民所受到的對待,以及展示「傘運」佔領區的日常情況,顯示香港人的團結、熱誠和公民素質,希望藉著展覽,再次互相勉勵,「Be Water」,繼續在民主道路上奮力向前。

「雨傘運動」5周年專題展展期:2019年9月27日至11月30日

「六四紀念館」開放時間:
逢星期三至星期日,中午12時至下午6時開放〈逢星期一、二休館〉
地址:九龍旺角旺角道11-13號藝旺商業大廈10字樓(旺角港鐵站A2出口)
網上預約參觀:http://bit.ly/64exhibit
學校和團體參觀:可按申請安排時間
詳情可瀏覽網頁:https://64museum.blogspot.com
查詢:電郵 64museum@alliance.org.hk或電話2459 6489

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將會舉行的活動包括:
1. 「六四‧傘運‧反送中」座談會
日期及時間:2019年10月3日〈四〉,晚上7:30
地點:九龍旺角道2A號琪恆中心17樓
〈旺角港鐵站A2出口,六四紀念館對面〉
分享嘉賓:戴耀廷教授、劉細良先生

2. 「傘運」紀錄片放映及分享會
9月28日(六)、10月5日(六)及10月6日(日)下午2:30-5:30,放映郭達俊和江瓊珠導演《幾乎是,革命》
10月19日(六)下午3:00,放映梁思眾導演《傘上》,分享嘉賓:舒琪先生
10月27日(日)下午3:00,放映陳梓桓導演《亂世備忘》,分享嘉賓:陳梓桓先生

3. 「傘運」及「反送中」紀錄片放映〈展覽期間定時播放〉
姚仲匡導演《自主時代》
陳芊憓導演《傘不走的女聲》
廖潔雯導演《手足》

4. 「雨傘人像」
2019年10月12日(六),下午3:00,黃國才先生與參觀者一邊畫人像一邊談論「傘運」

尚有其他活動,將陸續公佈﹗

最後,我們衷心感謝所有藝術家和友好團體及人士的鼎力相助,包括〈排名不分先後〉:

.國際特赦組織提供「雨傘運動」360影片
.黃國才先生借出「雨傘人像」桌椅展出,並蒞臨六四紀念館為參觀者繪畫人像
.方蘇先生借出「《雨傘速寫》之終章」及《A New Generation新世代》作品展出
.尊子、黃照達、阿塗、江記、怪叔叔、DDED提供漫畫作品展出
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2019.4.26 【記憶•公義•希望 排除萬難重開「六四紀念館」Memory. Justice. Hope. June 4th Museum reopens, against all odds】

2019年4月26日

今年是「六四」屠殺30周年,支聯會幾經努力,排除萬難,終於重置「六四紀念館」,再次成為中國土地上,唯一能公開說出「六四」真相的場所,讓公眾參觀。

「六四紀念館」於4月26日(《人民日報》發表題為《必須旗幟鮮明地反對動亂》社論30周年)重新開館,主題為「記憶。公義。希望」,紀念在八九民運中犧牲的烈士和他們的奉獻精神。

「六四紀念館」新館入口有「六四」計時器,見證「八九六四」距今多少年、月、日、時、分、秒,雖然不想回憶,但人民不會忘記。

年輕策展人用64張黑白相片重現89年北京學生反貪腐、反官倒、爭民主的波瀾壯闊運動過程,亦透過「六四」死難者王楠和吳向東的遺物,以及倖存者張健和官方頒發給執行鎮壓任務解放軍的紀念軍錶和筆等見證物,讓當年血腥鎮壓的情景一幕幕重現眼前,屠夫政權的謊言不攻自破。

除了相片及展覽,「六四紀念館」還透過播放錄像和民運歌曲等多媒體,展示八九民運精神,呈現「六四」真相。這次新增了VR﹙Virtual Reality虛擬實境﹚,讓參觀者在民運歌聲中恍如置身「六四」燭光集會現場。

與世界各地其他同類型紀念館一樣,保留真相、守護記憶、拒絕遺忘、反思歷史教訓、明辨是非、堅持公義,才能令同樣的悲劇和罪行不再出現;也期望能透過認清真相,思考無數人付出血汗所走過的路,讓我們,特別是年青一代,重新記取光明和希望。

中共企圖抹去人民對這段歷史真相的記憶,禁止任何討論。在香港,我們仍有表達自由的空間,更有責任保存歷史,傳承真相,呼喚良知,平反「六四」,推動對中國民主前景的反思。並以此說明支聯會要求平反「六四」丶追究屠殺責任、結束一黨專政丶建設民主中國的決心。

「六四紀念館」除了面對或明或暗的政治打壓,經費也是重要考慮,需要各界人士捐款支持,眾志成城,令「六四紀念館」能持久運作。

「六四紀念館」建館歷程:

1.「六四紀念館」於2012年和2013年分別在深水埗和香港城市大學設立臨時紀念館,反應熱烈,遂於2014年在尖沙咀富好中心購買單位,設立永久「六四紀念館」,但不斷遭受大廈業主立案法團的訴訟纏擾,以及管理處經常滋擾參觀者,加上紀念館受面積所限,未能作更大規模的展覽宣傳,也沒有足夠地方舉辦講座等活動,嚴重限制紀念館的發展和教育功能。2016年,經支聯會常委會討論及在會員大會上決議通過出售物業,另覓更大面積地方重建紀念館。

2.2017年及2018年,支聯會一方面在維園年宵攤位及友好團體提供的場地舉行「六四紀念館」專題展,一方面籌款擴館及尋找新館址。幾經努力,2019年初購得位於旺角一單位,重置「六四紀念館」。

3. 與世界各地其他同類型紀念館一樣,保留真相、守護記憶、以史為鑑、明辨是非、堅持公義,才能令同樣的悲劇和罪行不再出現。

4.「六四紀念館」希望達至「毋忘六四,呼喚良知」和「薪火相傳」,向公眾講解八九民運歷史,認識八九民運的前因後果;期盼政府和市民均能以史為鑑,共同探討建立一個公平正義社會的意義。

「六四紀念館」內容:

展覽:以珍貴的實物、文獻、錄像和圖片等,介紹八九民運及「六四」屠殺,並展示民間見證、海內外和港澳的聲援與堅持等等。

「六四」屠殺實物展區:展出「六四」死難者和倖存者的證物,包括由兩位「天安門母親」張先玲和徐珏捐出於「六四」遇難的兒子王楠和吳向東的遺物等,讓血的「鐵證」呈現歷史真相。

VR﹙Virtual Reality虛擬實境﹚:在民運歌聲中,讓參觀者恍如置身「六四」燭光集會現場。

拍照區:以計時器數算1989年「六四」距離我們多久日子。即使時間流逝,也洗刷不掉人民追求公義和民主自由的決心。每次拍照的一分一秒可能和下一刻已不同,亦提醒我們每分每秒的重要性,現在是傳承史實給下一代的重要時刻。

圖書閣:陳列與八九民運和「六四」屠殺相關的書籍、刊物等。另外,多個國家包括英國、美國、加拿大的解密檔案,讓參觀者可透過各國的解密文件了解「六四」真相。

影視播放區:播放不同的「六四」及「天安門母親」紀錄片。

禮品閣:備有民運書籍及紀念品供選購。

 

「六四紀念館」資訊:

地址:九龍旺角旺角道11-13號藝旺商業大廈10字樓(旺角港鐵站A2出口)

開放時間:4月26日至6月16日星期一至星期日及公眾假期——中午12時至下午6時(其後的開放時間會再公佈)

(「六四紀念館」通告 4/5/2019 紀念館所在的藝旺商業大廈,升降機每隔星期六下午2:30至3:30進行例行檢查,電梯暫停使用。5、6月下午2:30-3:30暫停電梯日期為:5月4日、5月18日、6月1日、6月15日、6月29日,敬請留意!不便之處,請見諒。)

學校和團體參觀:可按申請安排時間

免費入場,歡迎自由捐款

詳情可瀏覽網頁:https://64museum.blogspot.com

網上預約參觀:http://bit.ly/64exhibit

查詢:電郵 64museum@alliance.org.hk或電話2459 6489

 

期望各界捐款支持「六四紀念館」經費

恒生銀行戶口:368-286498-001(港幣) 395-410673-883(外幣及人民幣)

戶口名稱:香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會

 


26 April 2019
Memory. Justice. Hope.
June 4th Museum reopens, against all odds

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the June 4 massacre. Against all odds, Hong Kong Alliance is now reopening the June 4th Museum ,the only place in China where the truth about June 4 can be told.

The June 4th Museum reopens on April 26 (the 30th anniversary of the infamous People’s Daily editorial irrevocably branding the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations ‘turmoil’) with the theme ‘Memory. Justice. Hope’ to commemorate the sacrifice of martyrs and their dedication in the 1989 democracy movement.

The June 4 timer at the entrance of the new museum shows the number of years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds since June 4, 1989.

The young curators have used 64 black-and-white photos to depict the 1989 Beijing student demonstrations for democracy and against corruption and official profiteering. Through the display of the possessions of Wang Nan and Wu Xiangdong, who died on June 4, and the evidence by survivor Zhang Jian, together with the commemorative military watch and pens issued to the People’s Liberation Army whom carried out the suppression, the scene of the crackdown is relived and the lies of the butcher regime exposed.

In addition to photos and exhibitions, multimedia such as videos and democracy songs present the spirit of the 1989 democracy movement and the truth of June 4. Through Virtual Reality, visitors can experience Hong Kong’s annual June 4 candlelight vigil.

In keeping with the purpose of similar memorials around the world, only by telling the truth, protecting memory, learning from history, distinguishing between right and wrong, and upholding justice can such a criminal tragedy be prevented from happening again. We also hope that by recognizing the truth and remembering countless people’s contribution and sacrifice in the movement, we, especially the younger generation, can regain light and hope.

In China, the Communist Party attempts to erase people’s memory of this historical event and bans any discussion. In Hong Kong, we still have room for freedom of expression. Thus, we bear a greater responsibility to preserve history, inherit the truth, call for conscience, vindicate June 4, and promote reflection on the prospects for democracy in China. Hong Kong Alliance is determined in its call for vindication of June 4, accountability for the massacre, the end of one-party dictatorship, and a democratic China.

Under constant political pressure, funding for the June 4th Museum is vital. We ask for the support of people from all walks of life to help sustain museum operations.

History of the June 4th Museum:

1. Temporary June 4th Museums were set up in Sham Shui Po and City University of Hong Kong in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2014, a space at Foo Hoo Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui was purchased, and the permanent June 4th Museum opened. However, the building owners’ corporation brought litigation against the Museum and the management office often harassed Museum visitors. The Museum also had limited space for larger exhibitions and other activities such as lectures, which seriously restricted the development and educational initiatives of the Museum. In 2016, the Standing Committee of Hong Kong Alliance discussed and approved selling the property and looking for a bigger space to reopen the Museum.

2. In 2017 and 2018, Hong Kong Alliance organised special exhibitions of the June 4th Museum at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair and venues provided by like-minded groups. It also fundraised for museum expansion and searched for a new site. Finally a space was purchased in Mong Kok in early 2019 to reopen the June 4th Museum.

3. In keeping with the purpose of similar memorials around the world, only by telling the truth, protecting memory, learning from history, distinguishing between right and wrong, and upholding justice can such a criminal tragedy be prevented from happening again.

4. The goals of the June 4th Museum are to never forget June 4, to invoke our conscience, to pass on the torch, to explain to the public the history of the 1989 democracy movement, and to understand its causes and consequences. It is hoped that both the government and the public can learn from history and together discuss the significance of building a fair and just society.

What’s inside the June 4th Museum

• An exhibition introducing the 1989 democracy movement and the June 4 massacre including priceless objects, documents, videos, photos, and eyewitness testimony, as well as showcasing the solidarity of people in Hong Kong, Macau and abroad

• Exhibits of material evidence of June 4 victims and survivors, including possessions of Wang Nan and Wu Xiangdong, sons of the Tiananmen mothers, Zhang Xianling and Xu Wei.

• A virtual reality experience of the June 4 candlelight vigil in Hong Kong

• A photo-taking area with a clock displaying how much time has passed since June 4, 1989. Even though time passes, people’s determination to pursue justice and democracy does not diminish. The time shown in each photo is different, a reminder of time’s importance. Now is the time to pass on the historical truth to the next generation.

• A book corner displaying books and publications related to the 1989 democracy movement and June 4 massacre as well as unclassified documents about June 4 from the governments of various countries including the UK, the US and Canada

• A video-viewing area where various June 4 and Tiananmen Mothers documentaries can be seen

• A gift corner where books and souvenirs on the democracy movement can be purchased

Basic information about the June 4th Museum

• Address: 10/F, Ngai Wong Commercial Building, 11-13 Mong Kok Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon (Mong Kok MTR Station Exit A2)

• Opening hours: 1 May-16 June, Monday to Sunday and public holidays, 12 noon to 6 pm (subsequent opening hours will be announced)

• School and group visits: Schedule time by appointments

• Free admission. Donations welcomed.

• Please donate and support ‘June 4th Museum’

Hang Seng Bank:368-286498-001(HKD) ;395-410673-883(Other currencies and RMB)

Account name: Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China