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Friends of Heritage Monthly Bulletin

Bulletin of Friends of Heritage - December 2007


Recruitment of Volunteers International Conference on Heritage Conservation and Prehistoric Archaeology of South China

The International Conference on the "Heritage Conservation and Prehistoric Archaeology of South China" will be held on 13-15 December 2007. We would like to invite all of Friends of Heritage to assist the event, details are as follows:

Date: 13 to 15 December 2007
(Thursday to Saturday)

Assemble Time: a) 13 December 2007 9:00 a.m. / 5:00 p.m.
b) 14 December 2007 9:00 a.m. / 5:30 p.m.
c) 15 December 2007 9:00 a.m./ 12:00 noon

Time: 8:30a.m. / 1:30 p.m.

Hours of Service: About 3.5 hours for each session
(a.m. / p.m. session)
Assemble Place: Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Duties : To assist in reception of guests and speakers
1. We will record the number of service hours for each volunteer.
2. Successful applicants will be chosen by a ballot and notified individually.
Application &
Mr. Fan
(Tel: 2208 4407) or (Email: amo@lcsd.gov.hk)
Deadline for

6 December 2007 (Thursday)

All Friends of Heritage can also register to attend this Conference. For details, please click HERE. For reservation, please call 2208 4407.

Besides, we need to recruit a volunteer for writing a 1000-word Chinese article about the Conference. The article should be submitted to us in January 2008, and it will be published in the next issue of "Heritage Hong Kong". Interested FOH please contact Ms. Chang (Tel: 2208 4413) or (Email: vwkchang@lcsd.gov.hk) ASAP.


Activity (2)

Out West -
The Great American Landscape Exhibition Open to Public

The Antiquities and Monuments Office and Meridian International Center of Washington, D.C., USA ( Meridian) jointly present "Out West: The Great American Landscape" exhibition at the Hong Kong Discovery Heritage Centre. The exhibition, featuring around 70 pieces of works from various museums, galleries, collections and individual artists across the Western states, showcases to the public the diversity and richness of American culture and heritage. For Details, please click HERE.

The opening hours of Hong Kong Discovery Heritage Centre are Mondays to Saturdays (except Thursdays): 10: 00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sundays and Public Holidays: 10: 00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Closed at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve; Closed on Thursdays (except Public Holidays). The exhibition will end on 31 December 2007. Admission is free, and we welcome all FOH to visit!


Activity (3)

Recruitment of Volunteer for Christmas Special Function
"X'mas Gifts Give-away on Christmas Day"

The Antiquities and Monuments Office will organize the captioned Christmas special function at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre on 25 December 2007 (Tuesday). We would like to invite all of FOH to assist the activity, details are as follows:

Date : 25 December 2007 (Tuesday)
Time : 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Assemble Time : 1:30p.m.
Assemble Place : Courtyard, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Hoiphong Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Application & Enquiries : Ms. Wong
(Email: amo@lcsd.gov.hk) or (Tel: 2208 4406)
Content :
- Gifts Distribution i.e. paper models of Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
- Assist the tutor to teach how to assemble the paper model
- Assist to discipline the applicants
Remarks : FOH will get 2 hours of activity record for attending this function
Deadline for Application : 17 December 2007 (Monday)


Activity (4)

Special Lectures in December

The History and Current Status of Heritage Conservation in China (in Putonghua)*

Dr. Zhang Peng
(Lecturer, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai)

Development and Architectural Characters of Traditional Mazu Temples in China

Miss Angela Siu
(Assistant Curator I, Antiquities and Monuments Office)
All lectures are conducted in Cantonese unless otherwise specified.

*The lecture is co-organized with the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management.

Time 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue :
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui
110 seats; first come, first served.
No enrollment is needed.
Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before each lecture starts.
FOH will get 2 hours of activity record for attending this lecture.

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