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Asia Art Archive
Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website and onsite library, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.
Hong Kong Archives Society
Hong Kong Archives Society was established in 1999. It is a registered non-profit organization involved in raising public awareness of the importance of archival materials, and in promoting archival education. Archives contain information pertaining to the socioeconomic, political, and cultural past of a given place and time. They represent the legacy of a society, region, and country. The purpose of the Society is to help the public understand the value of archives, and at the same time provides a forum where archivists and those interested in archives can interact with each other.
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives
The HKSKH Archives was proposed to be established by Archbishop Paul Kwong in January, 2010. In October, 2012, the Revd Dr. Philip L. Wickeri was appointed Provincial Archivist. The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui maintains a small archives devoted to the history and records of our church, from the 1840s to the present. We also have historical materials on the Anglican and Episcopal Christianity in Greater China and related areas.<br>
The Archives has almost 120,000 pages of documentary records, including registers, constitutions and canons, legal documents, land deeds, financial records, minute books, letters, reports, writings, statements, maps, and other materials. We have complete or nearly complete sets of HKSKH publications in Chinese and English, dating from 1922. The Archives has more than 6,000 digitized photographs, and a large number of original photographs from the late 19th century onwards. We have a limited number of historical artifacts and souvenirs presented to our bishops. The Archives maintains a small working library of books, which at present has 301 books, with special attention to writings by HKSKH authors. <br>
We have a complete photocopied set of the The Chinese Churchman (in Chinese), the official publication of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, from 1908-1951, as well as other documentary CHSKH materials. The Archives has acquired copies of other materials from the Public Records Office in Hong Kong, the Shanghai Municipal Archives, the Lambeth Palace Library, the Archives of the Anglican Church in Canada, and the Archives of the Episcopal Church in the USA. We have plans to visit the Church Missionary Society Archives in Birmingham to acquire materials related to CMS work in Hong Kong. Most of our publications have been digitized, and we are selectively digitizing important records that are part of our collection. Within the archival holdings, we maintain a special collection of rare books, documents and photographs.
Manulife HK Archives
A showroom of visual exhibits and interactive programs is set up to highlight the significant events in Manulife's more than a century of doing business in Hong Kong.
Records and Heritage Office
The Records and Heritage Office implements work plans in compliance with the major strategic directions of the heritage work of the TWGHs. It preserves and promotes the heritage of Tung Wah contributing towards preserving the heritage of Hong Kong, explores Tung Wah’s past and future role in networking the Chinese communities worldwide as well as develops the Tung Wah Museum and the TWGHs Maisy Ho Archives and Relics Centre as significant resource centres in studying the history of Hong Kong, modern China, world Chinese and the world. In addition to preserving and promoting the heritage of Tung Wah, the Office takes up a pioneering role in local heritage preservation.
Swire HK Archive Service
Swire HK Archive Service works together with Swire's operating companies in Hong Kong and Asia to build and professionally manage their historical archives, ensuring Swire heritage is preserved for current and future generations. Swire’s principal operating companies are represented in the archives, which include our head offices in Hong Kong, John Swire &amp; Sons (H.K.) and Swire Pacific, Swire Properties, Cathay Pacific Airways, HAECO, Swire Coca-Cola, The China Navigation Company, Swire Pacific Offshore and Taikoo Sugar.<br>
Our collections reflect Swire’s rich heritage in shipping, industries, aviation, beverages, trade and property, and are comprised of a wide range of media, including paper, photographic prints, film reels, audio visual tapes and discs, microfilms, and a range of digital formats. They also record 150 years of development in Hong Kong, providing a valuable knowledge resource for our staff and the wider community.
The Education University of Hong Kong Archives
The Education University of Hong Kong Archives supports research and education by preserving and providing access to selected past records of the University. The University Archives collection accurately and authentically documents the life of the University and attests to the important role the University has played in the history of Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Heritage Project
The Hong Kong Heritage Project was established by the Kadoorie Family in 2007 to preserve history and promote heritage awareness in Hong Kong. It operates an archive which houses the records of the Kadoorie Family, their businesses and charitable activities. The public-access archive also organises outreach programmes to engage the public and educate youths.
Public Records Office
The Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service (GRS) serves as the central archives for permanent retention of archival records of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is committed to appraising and acquiring records and materials of enduring value and making them available for public access. In 2020, we have preserved over 1.7 million archival records. Our holdings date back to as early as the mid-19th century. They are held in different formats ranging from files, bound volumes, photographs, posters, maps and plans to films. PRO also manages the Central Preservation Library for Government Publications which contains selected government publications, reports and printed materials on Hong Kong as part of its work to preserve local documentary heritage.
Hongkong Land Corporate Archives
Hongkong Land Corporate Archives supports archives and records management within Hongkong Land Limited. Its collection comprises archival records of different Hongkong Land departments and personal collections from prominent individuals to the Company, available for use by Hongkong Land staff and researchers by appointment.