To promote the awareness of cultural heritage preservation among the young generation, TWGHs Records and Heritage Office launched the “TWGHs Student Conservation Ambassador Programme” in collaboration with the Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department from March to August this year. Through a series of seminars, projects and activities, as well as site visit to the Conservation Laboratory in the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Student Ambassadors could experience the traditional Chinese culture and the significance of heritage conservation. The Student Ambassadors then joined an intensive workshop conducted by the experts from the Conservation Office and participated in conserving Tung Wah Museum’s metal relics, including 2 bronze bells and 3 incense burners from Man Mo Temple and Kwong Fook I-tsz, from 3 to 7 July 2017. A sharing session was held on 8 August 2017 to showcase their learning outcomes and certificates were presented. The Student Ambassadors later on joined the Beijing cultural tour led by Dr. Joseph TING and visited Tsinghua University, the Palace Museum, Beijing and the Hospital for Conservation in the Palace Museum.
At the Beijing cultural tour led by Dr. Joseph TING (front row, right 4), Adviser of the TWGHs Records and Heritage Committee, the Student Ambassadors and teachers visited Tsinghua University, the Palace Museum, Beijing and the Hospital for Conservation, Palace Museum.
The Student Ambassadors were having a hands-on experience in conserving relics during an intensive conservation workshop at the Hong Kong Museum of History.