I am deeply honoured to be re-appointed as the Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board for the term from 2021-2022. The support and dedication given by Members of the Board in the past two years during my first term of chairmanship have provided the Board with professional insight and invaluable comments to better conserve the built heritage of Hong Kong.
Heritage is a carrier of our culture, wisdom, traditions and stories passed down to us by our older generations. Not only does it reflect the reminiscences of our past and shapes the characters and distinctiveness to our community, it fosters a sense of cultural identity and anchors us in the tides of globalisation. The growing interest of the Hong Kong public in heritage conservation in the recent past has given the Board impetus to further engage the public and professionals in heritage conservation to promote the understanding, appreciation and celebrations of our unique heritage jointly.
In the coming two years, the Board will continue to work closely with the Government, stakeholders and the public to conserve and promote the heritage treasures in Hong Kong and showcase them to people, both locally and internationally.
Your views and suggestions on heritage conservation are always welcomed and valued. Please continue to join hands with us and the Government to take Hong Kong heritage conservation to a new level.
Douglas So, B.B.S., J.P.
Antiquities Advisory Board