"New Life @ Heritage II" roving exhibition to be launched

The Commissioner for Heritage's Office of the Development Bureau will hold the "New Life @ Heritage II" roving exhibition from June 6 to December 30, featuring three historic buildings under Batch II of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. They are the Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station), Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses) and Viva Blue House (the Blue House Cluster).

"The Revitalisation Scheme aims to preserve government-owned historic buildings and put them to innovative use. The 'New Life @ Heritage' exhibition was first held in 2013 to introduce six historic buildings under Batch I of the Scheme and received an overwhelming response. We wish to showcase the success and enhance public understanding of the Revitalisation Scheme through 'New Life @ Heritage II'," a spokesman for the bureau said today (May 29).

The roving exhibition will be held at the following government venue and shopping malls:

* The Space, Atrium, 2/F, D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok (June 6 to 10);
* Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui (June 26 to July 13);
* Main Concourse, Podium Level 1, One International Finance Centre, Central (August 1 to 7);
* Event Hall, UG/F, Citywalk 2, Tsuen Wan (September 12 to 18);
* Covered Piazza, Times Square, Causeway Bay (October 1 to 7); and
* Atrium, Level 1, PopCorn, Tseung Kwan O (October 14 to 16).

The roving exhibition will also be held at the following public libraries:

* Tung Chung Public Library, Lantau Island (June 9 to 21);
* Lift lobby, 3/F, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library (July 13 to 31);
* North Kwai Chung Public Library, Kwai Chung (August 3 to 30);
* Tai Po Public Library (September 2 to 29);
* Tiu Keng Leng Public Library (October 4 to 16);
* Sheung Shui Public Library (October 18 to 27);
* Tseung Kwan O Public Library (November 1 to 12);
* Fanling Public Library (November 15 to 29); and
* Tuen Mun Public Library (December 2 to 30).

There will be information panels, a video corner, large-scale three-dimensional models and an interactive photo booth at designated venues.

The public can visit these three historic buildings during the designated opening hours and join their free guided tours on a first-come, first-served basis. During the event period, complimentary pamphlets on the exhibition will be available at the nine historic buildings under Batches I and II of the Revitalisation Scheme and exhibition venues, and various locations in the territory. 

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

Batch II of the Revitalisation Scheme was launched in 2009. The first two projects, the Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station) and Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses), have operated since 2015. The first phase of Viva Blue House (the Blue House Cluster) started operating in May this year while the second phase is expected to be completed in the second half of the year.

Batch I was launched in 2008 with six revitalisation projects, namely the Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong) (Former North Kowloon Magistracy), the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun), the Jao Tsung-I Academy (Former Lai Chi Kok Hospital), the 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).

Ends/Sunday, May 29, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:00