• British Chinese Heritage Centre

    英國華人文化傳承中心

    A cyber centre created by Ming-Ai (London) Institute, hosting the projects that preserve and exhibit information about the culture heritage stories of the British Chinese.

    明愛(倫敦)學院創立的網絡平台,匯集一些用以保存並展示有關英國華人文化的項目。

  • GALLERY  展廳 

    Enjoy past exhibitions and project photo albums.

    欣賞昔日展覽及項目相冊。

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  • LIBRARY  資料館

    Find articles, lesson plans and other education resources.

    館內找尋文章、課程計劃及其他教育資源。

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  • Interviews 採訪

    Discover the history of the British Chinese.

    發掘華人在英國的歷史。

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  • THEATRE  影院

    Watch project video and videos of our interviewees to learn more about their experiences.

    觀賞各項目錄像記錄,分享受訪者的經驗!

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港英航程八十載

British Airways LogoThe British Chinese Heritage Centre of Ming-Ai Institute is honoured to curate the following exhibitions for British Airways, to celebrate its 80-year anniversary of connecting UK and Hong Kong.  The maiden flight which departed on 14 March 1936 took ten days to complete while flights today take an average of 12 hours.

The very first journey involved more than seven different aircraft, including Imperial Airway’s De Havilland D.H. 86 'Dorado', and the BOAC Short Brothers flying-boat, comprised of 24 stops on route, including Athens, Baghdad, and Bangkok.

 Nowadays the airline operates 14 direct flights a week between the two cities, with overnight services operated by the Boeing 777 and the ‘super jumbo,’ the Airbus A380.

The 80-year anniversary underlines British Airways’ position as the longest standing European operator to Hong Kong. Richard Tams, British Airways’ executive vice president for China, said: "British Airways has never lost the pioneering spirit and the vision that saw it take to the skies with the first commercial service between Hong Kong and London 80 years ago. That was a very important link and it helped open the skies for trade, leisure and family travel between the two cities."

A series of three exhibitions will highlight different aspects of impacts to the society and community between the two places, archival materials and artefacts are supported by the British Airways Heritage Collection.  We will walk down the memory lane with you and preserve the legacy for future generations.  The content of the three exhibitions will be uploaded here once the anniversary project is completed in February 2017.

 

80 deco180 Years of Connecting Hong Kong to the UK: Pioneering Hong Kong's Civil Aviation and Its Relations with Our Sociocultural History
英國航空飛越香港80年:香港民航發展及社會文化歷史回顧展

This exhibitoin is co-presented with the Master of Social Sciences (Media, Culture and Creative Cities) Programme, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science of the University of Hong Kong.  The exhibition tracks down the history of Hong Kong's civil aviation development against social, cultural and political transformations in Hong Kong over the decades.  It tells compelling and moving stories that connect histories of two cultures through valuable archival images, artefacts and oral testimonials provided by British Airways as well as MCCC students.

MC3@702 Creative Space 創意空間
7/F The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6 May 2016 - 30 June 2016

 

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Connecting UK & HK: A Review of Its Aviation Development
港英航情:回顧兩地航空發展史

Hong Kong Museum of History 香港歷史博物館
Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong

14 December 2016 - 9 January 2017
Free Admission

Public programme at the Hong Kong Musuem of History:

14 Dec 2016, 3-5 pm
Mapping the Airways
Paul Jarvis, Curator of British Airways Heritage Collection (in English)
港英導航
Paul Jarvis 先生,英國航空歷史文物中心主管(英語主講)

21 Dec 2016, 15:00-17:00
Business Archives: What about your business archives
Ms Sarah Tam, Director of External Relations, The Hong Kong Archives Society
企業家譜:企業的歷史傳承
譚麗琼女士,香港檔案學會外務委員

24 Dec 2016, 15:00-17:00
125 Years of Aviation History in Hong Kong
Ir James Ng, Chartered Electrical Engineer
香港航空歷史125年
吳邦謀工程師

25 Dec 2016, 15:00-17:00
Brief Introduction to the Chinese Diasporic Workforce in the UK
Chungwen Li, Dean of Ming-Ai (London) Institute
淺談英國華人職業史
李中文女士,明愛(倫敦)學院院長

31 Dec 2016, 15:00-17:00
Taking Flight from below the Lion Rock: Postwar Air Travel in Hong Kong
Dr John D. Wong, Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong and Dr Tommy Tse, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong
獅子山下起飛:香港航空及旅遊業戰後發展
王迪安博士,香港大學現代語言及文化學院助理教授 及 謝浩麟博士,香港大學社會學系助理教授

 

 

80 animals1A Tale of Two Cities: Connecting London & Hong Kong
雙城記:港英航情

China Exchange, London  倫敦中國站
32A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JA

15 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
11:00 - 18:00 (Daily)
Free Admission

Public programme at China Exchange:

16 Feb 2017, 13:00-15:00
Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: A Mid-life Follow Up Study of Women Adopted from Hong Kong
Julia Feast OBE

16 Feb 2017, 15:30-17:00
Mapping the Airways
Paul Jarvis, Curator of British Airways Heritage Collection

18 Feb 2017, 16:00-17:00
Brief Introduction to the Chinese Diasporic Workforce in the UK
Chungwen Li, Dean of Ming-Ai (London) Institute

21 Feb 2017, 15:30-17:00
Are you Ready for China?
Avi Nagel, China Business Adviser of China-Britain Business Council