The Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee held its first meeting today (July 9). The committee was appointed by the Secretary for Home Affairs to advise the Government on the conduct of a territory-wide survey of Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage. The terms of reference of the committee are:
(a) To monitor the conduct of the territory-wide survey;
(b) To advise on the research methodology of the territory-wide survey; and
(c) To examine the findings and recommendations in the survey report on Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage for submission to the Government for consideration.
The term of appointment of the committee is from July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Members appointed include professionals, academics, community representatives and government representatives. The membership of the committee is as follows:
Chairman: Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
Members: Prof Selina Chan Ching
Mr Joe Chen Yum
Dr Michael Lau Wai-mai
Prof Leung Siu-kit
Prof Mak King-sang
Prof Ng Chun-bong
Prof Siu Kwok-kin
Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao
Dr Yau Wing-kwong
Prof Yu Siu-wah
Representative of the Home Affairs Bureau
Representative of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department
Matters discussed at today's meeting included the provisions and compliance of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong, the findings and recommendations in the report of a pilot study on Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage submitted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as the proposal for a territory-wide survey of intangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong.
Ends/Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Members at today's (July 9) first meeting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee are: (Front row, from left) Prof Selina Chan Ching, Dr Michael Lau Wai-mai, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Mr Thomas Chow Tat-ming, Prof Siu Kwok-kin and Mr Joe Chen Yum. (Back row, from left): The Assistant Director (Heritage and Museums) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Dr Louis Ng Chi-wa, Principal Assistant Secretary (Culture) of the Home Affairs Bureau Miss Polly Kwok Wai-ling, Prof Leung Siu-kit, Prof Yu Siu-wah, Dr Yau Wing-kwong, Prof Mak King-sang, Dr Joseph Ting Sun-pao, and the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum Ms Belinda Wong Sau-lan.
The first meeting of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre today (July 9).