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Preservation and Challenges: Tung Wah Coffin Home Archives

Preservation and Challenges: Tung Wah Coffin Home Archives (Full)

Date: 2018/2/10 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Sha Tin Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Speaker: Ms SEE Sau-ying, Stella (Head of Records and Heritage Office, TWGHs)
Organiser: Jointly organized with the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission by reservation. Reservations for the talk starts on 23.01.2018 (Tuesday) and can be made by calling Tung Wah Museum at 2770 0867 (9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Seats are limited. Each person may reserve two seats for each talk. First-come-first-served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2770 0867

Since the mid-19th century, many Chinese people travelled abroad to earn a living in hopes of improving their livelihood. They all wished to be buried in their hometown after they died. In this light, Tung Wah provided bone repatriation services to fulfil the last wishes of many overseas Chinese. Many records of this legacy have been preserved. Today the archives yield invaluable information for the research on Hong Kong’s role in a global Chinese philanthropic network and they are indeed world class cultural heritage unique to Hong Kong. The speaker will introduce the Tung Wah Coffin Home Archives and their importance, conservation and future challenges.