Antiquities and Monuments Office


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 Ordinance was 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 Department now manages the Office.

Hierarchy

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.

Job Duties

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 Centre and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre are 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] ]

The adaptive reuse of some historical buildings are organized by the Office.

ee also

* Antiquities Advisory Board

References


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