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  1. Write about Asian art for art's sake and get some money for your own sake

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with the grant results to be announced on June 30. The AAA will award a total of HK$80,000. Proposals can be sent to Asia Art Archive by fax or e-mail and should include a CV. Applicants are required ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak The booming market is a clear indication: Asian art is hot! To encourage people not just to invest in it, but also study it, the Asia Art ...

  2. Propaganda art reflects social and cultural changes

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui An ongoing exhibition enables visitors to appreciate the unique artistic charms of propaganda posters and compare them to other popular art forms of the time. The display- From New Year Prints to Propaganda Posters: Selections from the China Archives of Publications- will continue until June 16 at the Hong Kong Museum of History. It is jointly presented ...

  3. Archives still lack right care, but bid for law fails

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Tanna Chong Government archives are still not being properly cared for despite a survey nine years ago that found a third of 1,600 selected records were deteriorating- and some have been destroyed without authorisation by government bureaus or departments, the Audit Commission says. As lawmakers voted down a motion calling for an archive law, the commission urged ...

  4. Korean heroes perfect their arts to a tee

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... about Asia since 1996 ...

  5. Leung disclosure row shows urgent need to bring in archives legislation

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... namely, the lack of integrity and reliability of the records. The unreliability of government records is a consequence of an unreliable system of record-keeping because Hong Kong has no archival law. For the past three years, the Archives Action Group has been calling for such legislation. The government has a public obligation (for good governance and accountability, for our heritage ...

  6. Given lack of democracy, there is a need for archives legislation

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The resistance of the government to archives legislation in Hong Kong, ('Archives group bemoans lack of official support for law', March 15) which you referred to in an editorial ('Lack of archives does the people a disservice', March 17) requires close study by everyone concerned with the long-term good governance of Hong Kong. In the absence of full democracy ...

  7. Fresh call for archive law to halt destruction of documents

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Six of Hong Kong's 12 policy bureaus have not stored a single file in the government archives over the past five years, official figures show. And for every page of a document transferred to the archive for permanent retention last year, 289 pages were destroyed. The figure was 101 pages destroyed in the year before last, and it is expected to be 52 ...

  8. Archive group bemoans lack of official support for law

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong A group of influential former judges and scholars have laid the legal ground and gathered enough political support for the city's first archive law. But they say government officials are dragging their feet. The Archives Action Group- a group of archivists, academics and retired judges pushing for an archival law- said it had secured support from ...

  9. Lack of archives does the people a disservice

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the transfer of official records to Britain's National Archives in London after 30 years, the public can now see for themselves what was discussed between Governor Murray MacLehose during ... has yet to legislate on archive and freedom of information laws, meaning there is neither a legal duty for bureaus and departments to transfer documents to the Government Records Service, nor ...

  10. Records go into black hole instead of archives

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... hole'. The absence of an archive law leaves it up to bureaus and departments whether or not they transfer documents to the service, which oversees the overall management of government records. ... the need for legislation on government records and archives. Donald Tsang categorically denied the claim. While the Legco president said that no officials had pressured him, he admitted officials ...




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