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  1. A Spring Exhibition of Antique Maps

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Original maps from the late 16th to mid-20th century. Highlights include Ortelius' map of the East Indies, China by Speed, and Asia by Mercator, Hondius and de Wit. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This, Suite 603B, 6/F, Office Tower, 9 Queen's Rd Cen ...

  2. first person

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... eyes to thread needles. My elder brother once had a shop selling antiques including vases, and people used to ask for the vases to be made into lamps. So I started to learn how to make ... they are happy, and then I am happy. I used to watch my old uncles locking away their antiques and paintings because they didn't want to risk breaking them. But it's such a waste to put them ...

  3. HK suspects held for smuggling antiques

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... police said they had recovered 563 antiques when making the arrests, adding 128 were 'highly valuable'. The Anhui Daily said the seizure was the largest haul of antiques on the mainland ... and Shandong. Li Xiusong, director of the Anhui Cultural Relics Management Bureau, said the value of the items had yet to be assessed. 'Police are finalising the transfer of the antiques ...

  4. World Antique Compact Exhibition

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... World Antique Compact Exhibition Featuring 90 cosmetic compacts from Japanese cosmetic house Kanebo's collection, created between 1873 and the 1950s. Highlights include a 1952 'Bird-in-hand' compact (above) designed by Salvador Dali, and a bracelet compact belonging to Nepal's royal family. Daily, 11am-8pm. Opens today. 21/F, Function Room, Sogo Department Store, Causeway ...

  5. A chance to rebuild antiquities board

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For such an important body, the Antiquities Advisory Board operates with little transparency or accountability. As the government reviews its approach to heritage preservation, looking ... and transparency for this body should be a priority. It has to be allowed to operate away from the influence of the government's Antiquities and Monuments Board. A board drawn from the wider community ...

  6. Antiquities board rules on Victoria Prison site

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of the surrounding heritage area. The Antiquities Advisory Board, which announced the ruling yesterday, said it would be consulted on the developer's heritage conservation plan, but the assessment would be completed by the government's Antiquities and Monuments Office. The weighting of heritage conservation in the tendering exercise is still unknown. In the case of Tsim Sha Tsui's Marine ...

  7. Antiquities board makes last-ditch plea to save Wan Chai Market

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai In a last-ditch attempt to save the Wan Chai Market, the Antiquities Advisory Board has written to developer Chinese Estates Holdings, urging it to spare the historic building ... of a new indoor market nearby. The scheme received the blessing of the antiquities board, the Town Planning Board and the Wan Chai District Board in the mid-1990s. A group of leading architects, ...

  8. Antiquities board takes role seriously

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Procedures established by the Antiquities Advisory Board for a number of years do permit business to be transacted by circulation of papers. However, the news report ('Decision ... Antiquities Advisory Board The missing link To decide on the alignment and mode of transport of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge without a public assessment of traffic and environmental impact study ...

  9. Protection hinges on law change

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government's consultation paper on built heritage centred for the most part on three broad policy questions: What do we wish to preserve? How do we want to go about it? How much are we prepared to pay? But it all boils down to the question of whether the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance, enacted in 1976, should be amended, as existing law provides ...

  10. ExpertAdvice

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jennifer Joan Lee

    ... Jennifer Joan Lee consults those in the know. Q I hear that many pieces of old antique jewellery are fake. If I want to invest in a piece, where can I get authentication that it's as old as the vendor says? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'It depends on what you're interested in, because every piece of antique jewellery will have a feature that requires its own ...




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