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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and again. Its call comes ahead of the closure on Monday of the Antiquities Advisory Board's two-month public consultation on heritage issues. In a paper released on June 4, the board asked ... compensation broke down and the demolition went ahead. Despite the association's call for a hardline approach to conserving privately owned historic buildings, Antiquities Advisory Board chairman ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Government should not rely on public to fund heritage conservation: advisor

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:03pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Green group tackles land-swap deals as top antiquities adviser advises against relying on public donations to maintain historic buildings 'Get ... The Conservancy Association put forward its view on the third day of the Antiquities Advisory Board's public consultation on how to preserve private historic buildings. It came ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Bernard Chan fears about-turn on west wing

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com West Wing shift 'sends bad message' The chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan, has warned the government that it will send a bad ... meeting next month, the source said. Members of the Antiquities Board are expected to give a final rating in the meeting after the initial grade-two rating was opened for two-month public ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Concern over future of MTR archaeological dig

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Ada Lee, FANNY FUNG

    ... the site, and amid calls from conservation groups for work on the nearby To Kwa Wan station to be delayed, members of the government's Antiquities Advisory Board are to find out the latest ... archaeologists said in their report to the government's Antiquities and Monuments Office should be preserved in situ. The government confirmed yesterday that four other, newer, wells had been ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage grading of colonial-era landmarks may stall golf club housing plans

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong Two colonial-era landmarks in Fanling are recognised as historic by antiquities advisers after development chief hints they could go Heritage grading may ... struggled to find sites for over 400,000 homes in the next decade. But the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday unanimously agreed to support giving the lodge the highest heritage rating, grade one, ...

  7. News - World - CONSERVATION

    White House bans nearly all US ivory sales in move to combat elephant poaching

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 11:50pm by WASHPOST

    ... must prove beyond any doubt that ivory up for sale is an antique, as allowed under the Endangered Species Act. Administration officials said authenticity could only be proven with a US ... at our own house and how we can address our own consumption." It was impossible for law enforcement to identify whether ivory was purchased before 1989 or an antique through observation. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Exco convenor Lam Woon-kwong backs fight against Lugard Road hotel

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... by the Antiquities Advisory Board as a grade two historic site in September. It was acquired by Crown Empire in September last year for HK$384 million. The proposal to develop it into a hotel has sparked ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Ho Tung Gardens to be bulldozed; minister admits policy failure

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... for a heritage policy review. The Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance does not specify in what circumstances the government should acquire and preserve private heritage buildings. It does provide a mechanism for the Antiquities Authority- the secretary for development- to declare a private building as a provisional monument. The ordinance does not encourage public participation, but the public ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage village Kat Hing Wai offers an intriguing gateway to the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... on an expert panel that is grading more than 1,444 heritage sites in an exercise steered by the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Wai inhabitants resisted British occupation and after several battles, ...




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