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1st “Archaeology Summer Course for Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs”

Antiquities and Monuments Office of Leisure and Cultural Services Department now invites students of Hong Kong from forms 4 to 6 (or equivalent) to join the 1st “Archaeology Summer Course for Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs” which will be held from 16 to 20 July 2017 in Zhejiang province. The summer course is presented by State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), in the support of Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau Special Administrative Region Government and organised by School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University.

Since 2008, Peking University has been organising annual archaeology summer camp for senior secondary school students to enhance their understanding on archaeology and cultural heritage. This year, the archaeology summer camp is renamed as “Summer Course of Peking University (Archaeology)” and, for the first time, included a 5-day archaeology summer course specially designed for senior secondary school students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs. 15 places have been reserved each for Hong Kong and Macau SARs. The 5-day archaeology course comprises guided tours to museums and archaeological sites, hands-on archaeological survey and excavation, special lectures etc. Tentative itinerary of the summer course is as follows:


Dates : 16 July (Sunday) to 20 July 2017 (Thursday)
Venues : Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
(Tentative venues: The site of Liangzhu Ancient City, Kuahuqiao Relics Museum, Shaoxing Museum, Yinshan Emperor’s Tomb of Yue State, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, West Lake etc.)
Itinerary : Tentative itinerary at Annex I
(Confirmed itinerary will be announced after June 2017)
Target : Forms 4 to 6 secondary school students or equivalent
Group (applicants must be permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR)
Quota : 15
Officials : Professors and postgraduate students of the School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University, local archaeologists and museum curators, representatives of Antiquities and Monuments Office accompanying the team.
Language : Putonghua
(No simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
Fee :
  1. No course fee required. Local transportation, meals, accommodation, travel insurance and team uniforms will be provided by SACH.
  2. Participants are required to arrange and pay the transportation from the place of departure to Hangzhou and vice versa, and travel insurance as necessary.
Enrolment : Please complete the application form (Annex II) and send it by mail or by hand to Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre of Antiquities and Monuments Office, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Attn: Ms Gi Gi Cheng) on or before 5:00 p.m., 22 May 2017 (Monday). Please mark on envelope “Archaeology Summer Course for Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs”.
Others : There will be more than 200 secondary school students joining the“Summer Course of Peking University (Archaeology)” this year. The 15 senior secondary school students each from Hong Kong and Macau SARs will participate the 5-day summer course of the programme.
Enquiries : Antiquities and Monuments Office
Ms Annie Leung, Assistant Curator I (Tel. 2655 0827)
Ms Noelle Ng, Assistant Curator II (Tel. 2655 0806)
Points to note :
  1. Participants should have a valid travel document to enter and exit the Mainland.
  2. Participants are required to arrange and pay the transportation from the place of departure to Hangzhou and vice versa, as well as travel insurance as necessary by themselves.
  3. The course will be held outdoor and in museums. Applicants should assess their health condition to ascertain whether they could finish the course before registration.
  4. Tools and equipment for archaeological activities will be provided by the organiser.
  5. Due to limited quota, lots will be drawn to allot places to participants if the course is over-subscribed. Written confirmation will be sent to successful applicants by Antiquities and Monuments Office.
  6. The organiser will arrange transportation to pick up participants from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to hotel on 16 July 2017 (Sunday) and from hotel to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport on 20 July 2017 (Thursday). Successful applicants are kindly reminded to arrange their round-trip air-tickets as soon as possible and send a copy of their respective air-tickets with a copy of their Hong Kong Identity cards and Home Visit cards by fax (fax no. 2377 9792), email (amoenews@lcsd.gov.hk), mail or by hand to Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre of Antiquities and Monuments Office, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Attn: Ms Gi Gi Cheng) on or before 12 June 2017 (Monday). Successful applicants are recommended to arrive at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at around 2:30 p.m. on 16 July 2017; and to depart from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at around 3:30 p.m. on 20 July 2017.
  7. If successful applicants cannot join the course, please inform Ms Gi Gi Cheng of Antiquities and Monuments Office (Tel. 2208 4402) during office hours as soon as possible.
  8. Antiquities and Monuments Office will inform successful applicants, in writing, the details of the course, including the assembly time and place, accommodation, local transportation and meals and so on.
  9. The organiser reserves the rights to change or reschedule the course as and when required in response to the actual situation like the weather, traffic etc.

Annex I: Tentative Itinerary of the 1st “Archaeology Summer Course for Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs”
Annex II: Application Form

4 May 2017
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