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.
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