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  1. New York

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... forms'. He likes to investigate 'the way objects serve as markers of cultural and political history'. Things with wheels seem to fascinate him. His last big work was the Beetle Trilogy, ...

  2. Cultural heritage inventory to be compiled Helen Wu

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A working group comprising experts, academics and community representatives will be formed to help compile an inventory of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said during a Legislative Council's motion debate the group would devise ways to promote cultural heritage. The government was studying a report that compared ...

  3. Help preserve cultural heritage- join YP campaign

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are concerned about the preservation of heritage sites. Admittedly we have to say goodbye to Queen's Pier, but the massive show of concern in December will make the government think twice before it knocks down another old building. In recognition of the importance of cultural heritage, the Young Post is launching the 'My Neighbourhood' campaign- students will be invited ...

  4. Cultural areas proposed to stop squabbling over heritage sites

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Albert Wong and Martin Wong The government has been urged to create cultural areas rather than continue debating whether to demolish or preserve individual buildings. A policy paper published yesterday by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a think-tank closely associated with the administration, said Hong Kong had been polarised between cultural preservation and economic ...

  5. What price cultural heritage?

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has vowed to retain historical buildings in Hong Kong, but I have yet to be convinced that the city's cultural heritage can be effectively protected. The hard fact is that Hongkongers remain oblivious to the market forces that are working- more powerfully than any government can resist- to wipe out vital cultural traces. Shun King was an ordinary tea restaurant ...

  6. Sedan chair race seeks heritage recognition

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The organiser of Hong Kong's annual charity sedan chair race wants the event classified as an intangible cultural heritage, saying the race exemplifies the east-meets-west culture of the city. Since there is no official intangible cultural heritage classification, the organiser has appealed to the Tourism Board to promote the race, but has received only a lukewarm ...

  7. No new heritage policy a year after Star Ferry furore

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A year after the old Star Ferry clock tower was torn down and buried in a distant landfill amid vocal public opposition, a promised round of consultations on heritage policy has ... to the surprise of many, a heritage conservation policy was introduced two months ago, heralding several initiatives including a pilot scheme to revitalise old buildings. Conservationists said that still ...

  8. We must involve all HK citizens to save our vanishing heritage

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to growing concerns about heritage conservation, the government has conducted another round of consultation on conservation policy. It has restructured the relevant departments ... of responsibilities and the lack of checks and balances in conserving our heritage. Simply merging the policy bureaus or expanding the departmental system will not alleviate such concerns. The root cause ...

  9. High price of preserving the past

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... project manager of the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage, faces the same predicament. The association transformed the old Tsan Yuk Maternity Hospital in Western District into a resource centre to promote heritage and cultural conservation two years ago. Mr Ho is annoyed with the tight restrictions on use of the grade-three buildings. He has been urging the government to approve ...

  10. Plea for dialects on heritage list

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The current list of Hong Kong's intangible heritage is not exhaustive and a more comprehensive one should be developed, including local dialects, says a consultant who helped compile the list. The UN Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which took effect in April last year, requires members to compile a list of intangible heritage ...




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