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Second Cultural Heritage Summer Course for Secondary School Students of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau SARs

The Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department now invites students of Hong Kong from Forms 3 to 6 (or equivalent) to join the Second Cultural Heritage Summer Course for Secondary School Students of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau SARs which will be held from 20 to 26 July 2018 in Henan province. The summer course is presented by State Administration of Cultural Heritage, in the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and organised by Henan Museum.

Following the Archaeology Summer Course for Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Macau SARs held in 2017, State Administration of Cultural Heritage is organising a 7-day summer course themed on cultural heritage for secondary school students of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau this year. The summer course comprises guided tours to archaeological sites and museums, hands-on archaeological survey and excavation, special lectures on cultural heritage etc. Participants will be given a Certificate of Completion after successful completion of the course. Details of the summer course are as follows:

Date: 20 July (Friday) to 26 July 2018 (Thursday), both days inclusive
Venues: Zhengzhou and Luoyang of Henan province
Itinerary: Tentative itinerary at Annex I
Target group: Forms 3 to 6 secondary school students or equivalent (Applicants must be permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR)
Quota: 20
Language: Putonghua (no simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
Fee: No course fee required. Local transportation, meals, accommodation and travel insurance during the course will be provided by State Administration of Cultural Heritage. Travel insurance covering the journeys and the course will be provided by the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Participants are required to arrange and pay the transportation from the place of departure to Zhengzhou, Henan province and vice versa.
Enrolment : Please complete the application form (Annex II) and send it by mail or by hand to Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre of the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Attn: Ms Gi Gi Cheng) on or before 6:00 p.m., 5 June 2018 (Tuesday). Please specify “Cultural Heritage Summer Course 2018” on the envelope. Postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the application date. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants can submit their application forms by hand to Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre during the following hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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. Representatives of the Antiquities and Monuments Office will accompany the Hong Kong participants during the summer course.
  2. Participants should have a valid travel document to enter and exit the Mainland.
  3. Participants are required to arrange and pay the transportation from the place of departure to Zhengzhou, Henan province and vice versa by themselves.
  4. The course will be held outdoor and in museums. Applicants should assess their health conditions to ascertain whether they could finish the course before registration.
  5. Tools and equipment for archaeological activities will be provided by the organiser, Henan Museum.
  6. Due to limited quota, lots will be drawn to allot places to applicants if the course is over-subscribed. Successful applicants will be notified in writing by the Antiquities and Monuments Office.
  7. Henan Museum, the organiser, will arrange transportation to pick up participants from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport to hotel on 20 July 2018 (Friday) and vice versa on 26 July 2018 (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, Hong Kong Identity cards and Home Visit cards by email (amoenews@lcsd.gov.hk), mail or by hand to Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre of the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Attn: Ms Gi Gi Cheng) on or before 25 June 2018 (Monday).
  8. If successful applicants cannot join the course, please inform Ms Gi Gi Cheng of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (Tel. 2208 4402) during office hours as soon as possible.
  9. The Antiquities and Monuments Office will inform successful applicants the details of the course, including the assembly time and place, accommodation, local transportation, meals and so on, in writing.
  10. 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 Second Cultural Heritage Summer Course for Secondary School Students of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau SARs

Annex II: Application Form

Antiquities and Monuments Office
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
10 May 2018



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