- Antiquities and Monuments Office
Antiquities and Monuments Office (zh-cp|c=古物古蹟辦事處|p=Gǔwù Gǔjī Bànshìchù) was established when the
Antiquities and Monuments Ordinancewas enforced in 1976 which to be preserve Hong Kong's monuments are under appropriate protection.
Its head office is now housed in
Former Kowloon British School. The Leisure and Cultural Services Departmentnow manages the Office.
The AMO is under the responsibility of the Antiquities Authority, a portfolio of the Home Affairs Secretary. The Government's problematic and confusing framework was exposed by the battle to preserve
Queen's Pier.Una So, [http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=51043&sid=14893111&con_type=1&d_str=20070811&sear_year=2007 Court ruling clears way for Queen's Pier dismantling] , The Standard, August 11, 2007]
The director of Hong Kong University's architectural conservation program, said that the government needed to clarify relations and responsibilities between the board, the office and the Antiquities Authority.
One of the Duties of the Office is to fostering public awareness of Hong Kong's heritage through education and pulicity programmes and setting up of heritage trails and exhibition centres.
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centreand Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centreare under the management of the Office. [http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/about.php Homepage of the Office] ]
It is also responsible for identifying, recording and researching buildings and items of historical interest as well as organizing and coordinating the surveys and excavations of areas of archaeological significance. [http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/about.php Homepage of the Office] ]
adaptive reuseof some historical buildings are organized by the Office.
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