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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Andrew Lam takes over from Bernard Chan at helm of antiquities board

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND OLGA WONG

    ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong Andrew Lam, who advised chief executive on land policy, leads the heritage board Bernard Chan's successor named A town planner who offered to quit the Antiquities Advisory Board together with Bernard Chan during the Government Hill controversy has been appointed its new chairman. Andrew Lam Siu-lo will serve as head of the board for a term of two ...

  3. Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake's van der Kamp At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article ... of our history. And this leaves that peculiar collection of underemployed architects and unemployable dreamers, the Antiquities Advisory Board, with a dilemma. If we have already graded all ...

  4. Antiquities board gives historic villa new lease on life

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A historic villa on The Peak that Hutchison Whampoa wants to redevelop is likely to be saved after the antiquities office raised its status to a top-grade historic ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed at a meeting yesterday to lift the status of the Coombe Road villa, built in 1887, from grade two to grade one. Grade-one buildings have 'outstanding merit' ...

  5. Jessville mansion fiasco reveals shortcomings of antiquities board

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategy on heritage grading needed', February 24) reveal the government's tendency to twist facts to suit its immediate goals. It is disgraceful that the Antiquities Advisory Board ... of taking up my offer to make a presentation, the board accepted, without comment or question, a claim by the head of the Antiquities Office that there was no cause for concern. It is high time ...

  6. Central Market not worth saving, antiquities board rules

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board have agreed almost unanimously that the city's last remaining example of Bauhaus-style architecture, the Central Market, has no preservation value, smoothing the way for its demolition. In a closed-door meeting, only two board members disagreed with the Antiquities and Monuments Office's recommendation that the market ...

  7. Former antiquities chief reappointed

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Busy architect Edward Ho will now wear two hats Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has filled the post of Antiquities Advisory Board chairman a month after it fell vacant- by appointing the same person. This means architect Edward Ho Sing-tin will fill two roles- as chairman of the antiquities board and of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. When Mr Ho was appointed last ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for heritage fund to conserve city's old buildings

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... the trust had too few powers and not enough money. The study is part of a heritage policy review launched by the Antiquities Advisory Board ahead of a public consultation scheduled to take place ... grading of sites, which would still rest with the government and the Antiquities Advisory Board. It would be self-financing, with 65 per cent of income coming from investments and the rest from ...

  10. Slice of colonial-era history under threat on The Peak

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... at 23 Coombe Road, which was built in 1887, was given a temporary grade-three historic rating by the Antiquities and Monuments Office last month after the developer's scheme was revealed ... Bernard Lim Wan-fung, former member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, who finished his term last month after the board discussed the case. 'Personally, I think the house deserved a higher ...




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