Museum shelves galore

In 2009, a new museum opened its doors to the public on the mainland every three days. In 2010, the numbers tripled. There was a new museum opening every day - a total of 395 in a single year.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

Heritage expert set to examine west wing

Conservationists are hoping a heritage specialist who flies in this week can help persuade officials not to demolish the west wing of the former government headquarters in Central.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Online museum shows off art

Some 190 pieces of prominent local artwork are now just a click away.

The Google Art Project is expanding its virtual gallery to include Asian artists.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Let bygones not be gone

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is introducing a new master's of science in architectural conservation and design for the 2012-2013 academic year.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Heritage caught up in club mentality

From today, a secluded heritage site in the heart of Hong Kong will be officially open to the public for the first time in more than 170 years. Formerly the explosives magazine site of the British garrison, the military compound in Admiralty has been turned into the headquarters of the Asia Society, a non-profit US organisation seeking to promote Americans' understanding of this region.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Expert insulted as charter 'misused' for hill project

An international heritage specialist says she feels 'offended' that the Hong Kong government has used a conservation charter she helped draft to justify the redevelopment scheme for historic Government Hill.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Piecing together the past is a labour of love

Name: Paul Harrison

Job: Conservator/archaeological scientist

Where did you go to school?

In Leicestershire (England).

When did you decide to pursue a career in heritage conservation?

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cover-up on broken artefact exposed

A laboratory researcher and his boss at the Palace Museum in Beijing were finally punished nearly a month after a precious 1,000-year-old artefact was broken - but only after a cover-up was exposed.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

G.E.M. (Gloria Tang), singer-songwriter

What I'm listening to: Muse's 2009 album, The Resistance. I seldom listen to rock music but I want to know more about Muse. I listened to them a lot as I prepared for my latest concerts

What I'm reading: local author Sirena Cheng's novels. They're love stories for girls. I also like Chip Tsao's books - his writing is sarcastic and to the point.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Revamp to improve service and food at museum cafes

The tourist visiting the cafe at the Museum of History ordered a pineapple punch. She was handed a bottle of Sprite and a glass of ice with two slices of lemon. 'This is Hong Kong style,' the waitress told her.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Crossing their arts

Singapore's latest lotus-shaped addition to its skyline and museum scene is unabashed about its mission to entertain.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Should museum entry be free?

Cathy Chan, 16, CCC Kei Chi Secondary School

Visiting museums is a relaxing and enjoyable way to enhance one's knowledge. To promote this habit, some have suggested that admission should be free. I strongly oppose this because I doubt it would be feasible or effective. It might also jeopardise the development of museums.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Free entry on way for museums, libraries

Thousands of museums and libraries on the mainland are set to give free access to the public under a government proposal that has been widely welcomed.

At the same time, critics say the government needs to do more to ensure that money for cultural services is properly spent.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Dancing Backwards

Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers 4th Estate, HK$104

27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Institute set up to halt damage of historic sites

An institute of heritage conservationists has been formed to promote standards of practice and prevent damage of historic buildings.

As more heritage sites are put up for revitalisation and maintenance, there is no law or guideline to monitor the quality of such work, especially for privately owned sites.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am