Home Affairs Bureau establishes three cultural committees

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 November, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 November, 2004, 12:00am

Updated at 5.54pm:
The Home Affairs Bureau has established three cultural committees to help promote the performing arts, public libraries and museums, a spokesman said on Friday.

The committees would formulate strategies and plans for the development of cultural facilities and services, based on the Culture and Heritage Commission policy recommendations, he said.

Members from the cultural and business sector, professionals, academics, local personalities and government representatives have been appointed to join the committees. They will serve two years from November this year.

Hong Kong Arts Development Council chairman Darwin Chen Tat-man was appointed to lead the committee on performing arts. Former university chairman Philip Wu Po-him would be in charge of the museums committee. Open University president John Leong Chi-yan would chair the libraries committee.

The spokesman said the three committees would enhance public interest in and understanding of performing arts, visual arts and literary arts.