Antiquities and Monuments Office – A Victorian Era Heritage Site

Built in 1900, and originally opening as a school, the building is a Declared Monument which now houses the Antiquities and Monuments Office  (CN: 古物古蹟辦事處).

 

Wikipedia Says

Hierarchy

The AMO is the executive arm of the Antiquities Authority, a portfolio of the Secretary for Home Affairs. The Government’s problematic and confusing framework was exposed by the battle to preserve Queen’s Pier. 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.

Responsibilities

One of the duties of the Office is to foster public awareness of Hong Kong’s heritage through education, publicity programmes and the setting up of heritage trails and exhibition centres. The Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre are under the management of the Office.

The adaptive reuse of some historic buildings are organized by the Office, which also provides subvention to the Hong Kong Archaeological Society for excavations and surveys of unexplored heritages.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.amo.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Getting There: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B1.

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