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  1. Taskforce fights for Wan Chai Market

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... escape demolition. The Wan Chai Heritage Taskforce- an alliance of district council members and leading architects- has demanded that the Antiquities Advisory Board take decisive action ... the Antiquities Advisory Board and the Town Planning Board have already endorsed the demolition, scheduled to take place in 2006. The Antiquities Advisory Board had previously tried to persuade Chinese ...

  2. Battle for Wan Chai Market looms

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the Bauhaus style left in the world. But the campaigners admit they face an uphill battle, as both the Antiquities and Monuments Office and the Town Planning Board have already endorsed the demolition ... was approved by the Town Planning Board in February, with the consent of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Mr Lim, who teaches architecture at the Chinese University, questioned why ...

  3. Locals battle plan to turn heritage site into niches

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and honorary chairman of CNT group. Tsui, an antiques and art collector, died in April in Beijing. Under the proposal submitted ... and revitalised. There is no mention of how the conservation would be done. An assessment made by the Antiquities and Monument Office shows that the house- decorated with wall paintings and carvings- has ...

  4. Bronze relic looted from palace to be auctioned

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The auction, which will also feature other cultural antiquities, will be held by the Hong Kong Auctions International Company at an Admiralty hotel. The series of bronze sculptures, featuring the 12 ... also made the issue complicated. The reports quoted mainland lawyers and auctioneers as saying that Hong Kong had its own rules regarding the auction of antiquities and relics. ...

  5. Four historic buildings face demolition risk

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The Antiquities Authority can declare a grade one building as a provisional monument to allow negotiations with the owner. A Post investigation into ownership of graded buildings found some are exposed ... Developers targeted townhouses and tenement buildings because their development potential had not been fully utilised, he said. Antiquities Advisory Board member Lee Ho-yin said it was difficult ...

  6. Columbarium planned for historic houses

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... or historic sites. One of the four houses, which the Antiquities and Monuments Office has proposed for listing as a grade three historic site, has had all its distinctive architectural features ... detailing a plan to convert several sites, including four historic houses in San Wai Tsuen, to provide 69,000 'boxes', or niches. The antiquities office noted preparation for construction ...

  7. Bumper art week set to lure collectors from across the region as prized pieces go on sale

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... over seven days of art fairs, auctions and gallery openings. The Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair has reinvented itself as Fine Art Asia and will run from next Sunday to October 6 at Wan Chai's Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair will feature more than 60 galleries from Hong Kong and overseas showing a mix of modern and contemporary art as well as antiques from ...

  8. Disgraced tycoons face off in legal battle

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... property empire, George Tan Soon-gin, began a legal battle over five pieces of antique Chinese porcelain. Lam says he lent the pieces to Tan in 1982 and is now demanding the return of two ... the antiques- a Song dynasty deep dish, a pair of quail dishes, one of a pair of stemcups with a rising sun design and a Guyuexuan vase- were made in a submission to the court from Lam's lawyer, ...

  9. Hongkongers invited to share Chiang Mai retirement dream

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito When British antique dealer John Maas chose Chiang Mai in northern Thailand as a retirement destination 11 years ago, he never thought he would end up sharing his dream ... I was at that time living in France. My career in the UK had been as an antique dealer and interior designer and my children had grown up and left home.' After a search that spanned Hong Kong, Malaysia, ...

  10. Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... buildings to the scale of those replaced. Law said the group would table its proposal to Central and Western District Council, the Legislative Council and the Antiquities Advisory Board ...




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