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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Doomed buildings may be history under antiquities board grading

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny. fung@scmp.com Doomed buildings to be history An old printing ink shop in Central and a landmark restaurant in Stanley may soon be identified as grade three historic buildings; both are set to be demolished. The grading proposals, passed yesterday by the Antiquities Advisory Board, come a little more than a month after the board took public comment on the issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594271/doomed-buildings-may-be-history-under-antiquities-board-grading
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Antique vase snatched in raid on shipping magnate's home

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Burglars raid home of shipping magnate Marden Shipping magnate Antony Marden became the latest victim in a string of high-profile break-ins when his daughter woke to find a burglar in her room yesterday. An antique vase worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and US$300 and HK$500 in cash were taken in the raid at the luxury three-storey house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562129/shipping-magnate-antony-mardens-home-peak-burgled
  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board launches public review of heritage policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation looks into how to conserve historic buildings after failure to save Ho Tung Gardens Antiquities board seeks views on heritage policy The Antiquities Advisory Board is asking Hongkongers nine sets of questions in a two-month consultation to review the city's policy on the conservation of heritage buildings. Board chairman Andrew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525502/antiquities-board-launches-public-review-heritage-policy
  4. News - World - ART

    BBC's Antiques Roadshow unearths genuine Van Dyck worth HK$5m

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 11:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London TV show unearths HK$5m Van Dyck A British television show dedicated to valuing people's usually modest antiques says it has uncovered a "hidden ... by an English priest who bought it in an antiques shop for only £400. Father Jamie MacLeod, who purchased the painting because he liked the thick, gold-coloured frame, plans to sell the portrait to fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393348/bbcs-antiques-roadshow-unearths-genuine-van-dyck-worth-hk5m
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korean spies find antiquated numbers game still safer

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul But South Korea's reliance on decades-old methods means it has a patchy surveillance record Spies find antiquated numbers game still safer As a scratchy rendition ... But reliance on antiquated methods and human sources has meant that the National Intelligence Service (NIS), South Korea's spy agency, has a patchy record on finding out what is going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1377033/south-korean-spies-find-antiquated-numbers-game-still-safer
  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board to grade historic Fanling lodge and club

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Government heritage advisers will decide on monument status of buildings, independent of debate over whether to use sites for housing Board to grade historic Fanling lodge and club The Antiquities Advisory Board hopes to decide next month on the grading of the historic buildings of the Chief Executive's Lodge and the Hong Kong Golf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373144/antiquities-board-grade-historic-fanling-lodge-and-club
  7. News - Hong Kong

    London council sells Chinese antiques for HK$102.4m

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A south London council raised millions of pounds on Wednesday after controversially selling 24 Chinese antique ceramic items at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. The collection, including vases, bowls and boxes, fetched a total of HK$102.4 million for Croydon Council – with a blue and white Ming dynasty moonflask the most expensive item at HK$28.1 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367255/london-council-sells-chinese-antiques-hk1024m
  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Curator Ma Weidu is a rich source on antiques

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS DENG

    ... source on antiques After the founding of the People's Republic of China, appreciation for culture was a luxury that few people could afford. It was rare for people to be in a position to devote themselves to its study. Ma Weidu became an enthusiast, and eventually one of the mainland's trailblazers in the field of antiques. Today, with the economy growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1266815/curator-ma-weidu-rich-source-antiques
  9. News - Hong Kong - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Let ancient relics tell Hong Kong's early story, experts say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... behind?" There is a common belief that Hong Kong was no more than a fishing village before the British took over in 1842, said Antiquities Advisory Board member Ko Tim-keung. Little is known about ... valuable only when people live through them?" Excavation work at the site is to be completed by the end of this month. Antiquities and Monuments Office curator Ada Yau Lau Kwau-yau said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586807/let-ancient-relics-tell-hong-kongs-early-story-experts-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Departing antiquities chief Bernard Chan calls for heritage review

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ad hoc approach to buildings in private hands is undesirable, Bernard Chan says We can do better, says outgoing antiquities chief Sitting in his office the day after chairing his final meeting with the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan appeared relieved to have put the heritage hot seat behind him. Chan, known as "the king of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116856/departing-antiquities-chief-bernard-chan-calls-heritage-review

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