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2024 / 06 / 11


The Hong Kong Archives Society will present a professional development program in 2024 for its members and the general public who are interested in knowing more about different aspects of archives management. Experienced professionals in the field will conduct seminars and workshops in classroom settings as well as sharing sessions, online and in-person.

Our goals are to promote:

  • Cultural heritage keeping
  • Appropriate organization of archives records
  • Effective access to archives
  • Dissemination and preservation of documentary heritage

This  workshop will be a talk on “Legal Issues for Archives” which aims to give participants a glimpse of some pertinent legal issues faced by archivists and information providers in the course of their work. Copyright, protection of personal data and confidentiality which impact on archival acquisition, preservation and access will be explored.


Ms Sarah CHOY

Chief Archivist and founder of the Legislative Council Archives; former Advisor to the UNESCO Memory of the World Program for Asia and the Pacific Region and China’s National Committee for the Documentary Heritage Program; current Executive Member of the Expert Group on Legal Matters of the International Council on Archives (ICA); and Trustee of ICA’s Fund for International Development of Archives (FIDA).  

Ms Choy is a Certified Archivist and trained in law. She has been teaching records related legal issues for various postgraduate programs in archival studies.  

Course details:

  • Date and time: 10 am – 12:30 pm on July 6 (Saturday)
  • Venue: Room 301, Admiralty Learning Centre, HKU SPACE (located in Admiralty Centre)
  • Language: Cantonese with presentation information in English
  • Fee: $200 for members; $250 for non-members (non-members can opt to join the Society when registering. See membership benefits here). Fees cover handouts for the participants (if any) and certificates of attendance if required
  • Deadline for registration: 5 pm on Monday 24 June

Register here:

Enquiry: For any questions, please email

Please note:

  • Fees are non-refundable unless the Society cancels the seminar due to unavailability of presenter or venue due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the Society’s control
  • Registration can be transferred to members of the same institution with prior notice to the Society (