“Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” roving exhibition
The Commissioner for Heritage’s Office (CHO) of the Development Bureau (DEVB) will hold a roving exhibition featuring 12 projects under Batches I to IV of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme) from November 19 to December 31 to promote conservation of historic buildings and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
A spokesman for the CHO today (November 4) said, “The Revitalisation Scheme is a signature heritage conservation initiative of the Government. Six batches have been launched since 2008, covering 22 declared monuments and graded historic buildings.”
The 12 projects to be covered by the roving exhibition include Tai O Heritage Hotel (Old Tai O Police Station), Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine – Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun), YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Mei Ho House), Jao Tsung-I Academy (former Lai Chi Kok Hospital), Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station), Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses), Viva Blue House (The Blue House Cluster), Hong Kong News-Expo (Bridges Street Market), The HKFYG Leadership Institute (Former Fanling Magistracy), The Pokfulam Farm (Old Dairy Farm Senior Staff Quarters), Tai Hang Fire Dragon Heritage Centre (No. 12 School Street), and the Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre Eco-Learn Institute (Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre).
Dates and venues of the roving exhibition are as follows:
|November 19 to 30||Main Concourse, Podium Level 1, One International Finance Centre, Central|
|November 20 to December 1||Tai Po Public Library
Ma On Shan Public Library
Chai Wan Public Library
|November 23 to December 31||Lobby, 1/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai|
|December 3 to 15||Yuen Long Public Library
Tung Chung Public Library
Sheung Shui Public Library
|December 17 to 31||Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library
Wong Nai Chung Public Library
Tuen Mun Public Library
The 12 historic buildings are available for public visiting during opening hours. Guided tours are offered for free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Both organised by the CHO, the roving exhibition and “Heritage Vogue · Hollywood Road” will jointly promote conservation of historic buildings. The public can collect stamps at the exhibition at One International Finance Centre and the 12 booths of the projects under the Revitalisation Scheme at the Prison Yard, Tai Kwun, on November 20. With a full set of 13 stamps, they can redeem a limited edition postcard set at the CHO’s booth at Tai Kwun. Postcard redemption is only available on a first-come, first-served basis on November 20.
From November 9 onwards, roving exhibition pamphlets will be distributed at the 12 declared monuments and graded historic buildings featured by the exhibition, and the venues of the roving exhibition. Other distribution outlets are the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Sam Tung Uk Museum, PMQ, the Cattle Depot, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ temples, visitor centres of the Hong Kong Tourism Board in Tsim Sha Tsui and at Hong Kong International Airport, and Hong Kong International Airport.
For details of the roving exhibition, please visit the heritage conservation website (www.heritage.gov.hk) or call 2906 1559 for enquiry.