Roving photo exhibition on Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme for privately owned historic buildings to be launched

The Commissioner for Heritage's Office (CHO) of the Development Bureau will hold a roving photo exhibition on the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme from June 8 to December 31, featuring 18 privately owned graded historic buildings that have undergone maintenance works with financial support from the scheme.

"Since the CHO launched the Maintenance Scheme in 2008, a total of 48 applications have been approved, providing grants to owners of privately owned graded historic buildings for carrying out minor maintenance works themselves and preventing the buildings from deterioration due to lack of maintenance. Through showcasing some of these renovated historic buildings at the roving exhibition, we hope to enhance public understanding of the Maintenance Scheme and the rich heritage of Hong Kong," a spokesman for the bureau said today (June 6).

The 18 historic buildings featured are:

* Ancestral Hall of Tsang Tai Uk
* First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hong Kong
* Holy Spirit Seminary Chapel (Hong Kong Diocese)
* Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Holy Trinity Cathedral
* Hung Shing Temple, Hung Leng Tsuen, Fanling
* Hung Shing Temple, Ping Shan, Yuen Long
* Jamia Mosque
* Kowloon Union Church
* Leung Ancestral Hall, Ma Po Mei, Tai Po
* Lo Pan Temple, Kennedy Town
* Main Building, The Helena May
* No. 3 Bungalow, St Stephen's College
* Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
* Tat Yan Study Hall
* Tin Hau Temple, Kam Tin, Yuen Long
* Tin Hau Temple, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po
* Tsang Ancestral Hall, Chuen Lung, Tsuen Wan
* Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Kau Yan Church

The roving photo exhibition will be held at the following venues:

* Covered Piazza, Times Square, Causeway Bay (June 8 to 14)
* Verandah S5A-S5C, 5/F, Staunton, PMQ, Central (July 8 to 21)
* Near Gate 36, Level 6 of the Departures Level (Restricted Area), Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok (July 15 to October 14)
* 1/F, Olympian City 2, West Kowloon (August 3 to 9)
* Charity Area, 3/F, Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1, Tuen Mun (August 17 to 23)
* Event Hall, UG/F, Citywalk, Tsuen Wan (September 5 to 11)
* Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui (September 19 to October 21)
* Main Concourse, Podium Level 1, One International Finance Centre, Central (November 9 to 15)
* Lobby, 1/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai (December 2 to 31)

Members of the public can also visit these 18 historic buildings at designated opening hours and join free guided tours at some of these buildings on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the event period, complimentary pamphlets on the exhibition will be available at the featured buildings and exhibition venues, and various locations in the territory.

For details of the roving photo exhibition, please visit the heritage conservation website ( or call 2848 6230 for enquiries.

Under the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme, the ceiling of grant for each successful application is $1,000,000. Building owners are required to accept several conditions, including not to demolish the buildings, not to transfer the ownership and to allow reasonable public access to the buildings for appreciation within an agreed period of time after completion of the maintenance works.

Ends/Saturday, June 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:00