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Roving exhibitions on revitalised historic buildings to be launched on July 19

     The Commissioner for Heritage's Office (CHO) of the Development Bureau will hold downtown roving exhibitions that are themed under Batch I of the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" (Revitalisation Scheme) from July 19 to December 30. The exhibitions will showcase six historic buildings that have been given a new lease of life under Batch I of the Scheme.

     "The Revitalisation Scheme aims to preserve and put government-owned historic buildings into good and innovative use. As the six historic buildings under Batch I have come into operation one by one, we wish to enhance public understanding of the scheme by showcasing its fruition," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said today (July 14).

The exhibitions will be presented at the following venues:

- Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre (July 19 - August 27)
- Exhibition Corridor, UG/F, Olympian City 2 (August 29 - September 9)
- Void C, G/F, Tuen Mun Town Plaza (September 13 - 22)
- Exhibition Gallery, Sha Tin Town Hall (September 26 - October 2)
- Covered Piazza, Times Square (October 14 - 20)
- 1/F Lobby, Immigration Tower (October 28 - November 22)
- Unit 6, Ex-Ma Tau Kok Animal Quarantine Depot (Cattle Depot) (November 25 - December 8)
- G/F, Central Terminal Building, Pier 8, Central Star Ferry Piers (December 11 - 30)

     The exhibitions will display photos documenting the revitalisation process of the six historic buildings. During the exhibition period, complimentary pamphlets and magnets will be distributed at the exhibition venues as well as at the featured historic buildings (except YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel which is not yet open) on a first-come, first-served basis.

     Batch I of the Revitalisation Scheme, which commenced in 2008, comprises six revitalisation projects, namely Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong) (Former North Kowloon Magistracy); Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun); Jao Tsung-I Academy (Former Lai Chi Kok Hospital); Tai O Heritage Hotel (Old Tai O Police Station); "Fong Yuen Study Hall" - Tourism and Chinese Cultural Centre cum Ma Wan Residents Museum (Fong Yuen Study Hall); and YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Mei Ho House). Five of these projects are already in operation and open to the public subsequent to their revitalisation, while YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel is expected to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2013.

     For further information about the exhibitions, please visit the heritage conservation website ( or call 2848 6230.

     The exhibitions are among the activities under the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign.

Ends/Sunday, July 14, 2013
Issued at HKT 13:00


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