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  1. Comment - Letters

    Antiquities board did not act over Ho Tung Gardens

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:53am by LETTERS

    ... Antiquities board did not even try to save Ho Tung Gardens The destruction of Ho Tung Gardens was extremely regrettable, solely for the profit of one person. Every time there has been ... to preserve Ho Tung Gardens and redevelop the West Wing office block. The Antiquities Advisory Board also failed. It sat by while this site with the highest possible rating was demolished. I wrote ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Harcourt Road water pumping station relocation complies with heritage impact assessment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... introduced a series of initiatives to implement this policy, having regard to rising public aspirations for the protection of the valuable built heritage in Hong Kong. Under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance, a historic building together with its setting can be declared a monument if it is considered by the Antiquities Authority to be of public interest by reason of its historical, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If expats can't afford international education without subsidies they will just have to go home ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought The ESF was established to provide an affordable international education for students whose home country was not necessarily Asia and whose mother tongue was not Cantonese. By freezing the subvention ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by STAFF

    ... Many Senators came to wish they had voted against the resolution. I was one of them Hillary Clinton in her memoir on her change of mind on the invasion of Iraq   If we introduce a fund which relies on donations like in Western countries, will it work in HK? Antiquities Advisory Board chairman Andrew Lam on a possible heritage fund   I have to be aggressive again, to play fast, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... and sociological factors, observers of the current art market craze might find it difficult to define what the right price should be for Chinese antiques. If history can teach us anything, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Museum ivory protest misses the mark

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Museum ivory protest misses the mark Copies of some literary classics now carry what is called a "trigger warning" in some US universities, to alert readers their sensibilities may be offended by racist and sexist references. Perhaps government organisers of an exhibition of antiques made from rhinoceros and elephant parts at the Museum of Art ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relics a vital link to our city's past

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relics a vital link to our city's past Hong Kong does not stand out as a place rich in history and antiquities. Its rapid rise from small fishing village to leading ... Kong's past is not being well preserved. The archaeological work was commissioned by the MTR years ago under the supervision of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. One may wonder why ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the two-month public consultation by the Antiquities Advisory Board brings hope of a change. Some ideas are worthy of further exploration, such as the establishment of a heritage trust. The board ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Selling old sterling silverware a challenge

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Reuters

    ... popcorn," Erskine said. Still, even if what you have is not worthy of Antiques Roadshow, you will want to get a sense of what you have. Real sterling silver should be identified with the number.925 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by STAFF

    ... two other women.   Rare collectibles on display at antiques fair The opening ceremony of the city's International Antiques Fair will be held this evening at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The event, which runs until Monday, showcases over 10,000 rare collectibles from almost 80 exhibitors from around the world with a special focus on Chinese antiques.   Stars ...




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