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postgraduate thesis: Treasures on the streets : conserving in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong

TitleTreasures on the streets : conserving in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, W. [梁穎欣]. (2015). Treasures on the streets : conserving in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573143
AbstractHave you ever thought of the cast-iron postboxes on the streets when people are talking about heritage assets in Hong Kong? Standing silently on the streets, the cast-iron postboxes (which are manufactured in the United Kingdom) have been serving the general public after their arrival in Hong Kong, in which the oldest operational ones are now more than 70 years old. In recent years, these postboxes are claimed by the Hongkong Post as prone to deterioration or unfit for current operational needs, while there are public outcries for conserving these postboxes. So, are these postboxes worthy of conservation? Are they really in poor condition or no longer fit for use? To answer these questions, this dissertation tries to analyze why the in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong are not covered by the current conservation framework for tangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong. The historical development of these postboxes is also reviewed for understanding these postboxes and assessing their cultural significance. Recent development of these postboxes are also looked into, so as to get the different standpoints held by the Hongkong Post and the public who concerned about the conservation issues of these postboxes. Finally, by making reference to some overseas experiences in conserving historic postboxes, conservation policies and guidelines are recommended for the in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong based on their existing physical condition and current circumstances.
DegreeMaster of Science in Conservation
SubjectPost office boxes - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramConservation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221006

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Wing-yan-
dc.contributor.author梁穎欣-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-22T23:11:37Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-22T23:11:37Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, W. [梁穎欣]. (2015). Treasures on the streets : conserving in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573143-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221006-
dc.description.abstractHave you ever thought of the cast-iron postboxes on the streets when people are talking about heritage assets in Hong Kong? Standing silently on the streets, the cast-iron postboxes (which are manufactured in the United Kingdom) have been serving the general public after their arrival in Hong Kong, in which the oldest operational ones are now more than 70 years old. In recent years, these postboxes are claimed by the Hongkong Post as prone to deterioration or unfit for current operational needs, while there are public outcries for conserving these postboxes. So, are these postboxes worthy of conservation? Are they really in poor condition or no longer fit for use? To answer these questions, this dissertation tries to analyze why the in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong are not covered by the current conservation framework for tangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong. The historical development of these postboxes is also reviewed for understanding these postboxes and assessing their cultural significance. Recent development of these postboxes are also looked into, so as to get the different standpoints held by the Hongkong Post and the public who concerned about the conservation issues of these postboxes. Finally, by making reference to some overseas experiences in conserving historic postboxes, conservation policies and guidelines are recommended for the in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong based on their existing physical condition and current circumstances.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshPost office boxes - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleTreasures on the streets : conserving in-service cast-iron postboxes in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5573143-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Conservation-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineConservation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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