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K. Wah Group Sponsors Hong Kong Palace Museum Volunteer Programme Committed to Promoting Chinese Culture and Dialogue among World Civilisations

15 Nov 2022

(Hong Kong - 15 November 2022) K. Wah Group’smember companies K. Wah International Holdings Limited (“KWIH”) and LUI Che Woo Prize Limited (“LUI Chi Woo Prize”) are jointly sponsoring the Hong Kong Palace Museum (“HKPM” or the “Museum”) Volunteer Programme to provide various training courses and work opportunities aiming at increasing the public’s appreciation for the Chinese culture, especially among the younger generation, nurturing talents for the heritage industry and arts and culture sector, and fortifying Hong Kong’s status as a hub for cultural and artistic exchange between China and the rest of the world.

Around 500 volunteers enrolled in the first HKPM Volunteer Programme and subsequently participated in a month-long series of diverse and professional training sessions covering Chinese art and culture, culture of Forbidden City, and an introduction to exhibition and museum operations.  The training sessions help them understand the rich and profound Chinese culture and develop a more in-depth understanding of the heritage industry. Having completed the training programme, the volunteers are assisting the Museum with educational activities, exhibition planning, research, artefact conservation and museum operations.

Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group, said, “As a keen promoter of arts and culture, K. Wah Group hopes that by supporting the HKPM Volunteer Programme it can help strengthen the public appreciation of the Chinese culture, enhance awareness of China’s heritage among young people and bolster their sense of national identity and belonging to the country, while also supporting Hong Kong’s status as a hub for cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.” It has become increasingly common for top museums around the world to have their own volunteer programmes. In addition to providing support for a wide range of museum operations, the volunteers themselves can explore the museum from different perspectives and learn while working.

Ms Jessica Cheng, General Manager of LUI Che Woo Prize, and Ms Helen Cheung, General Manager of Corporate Affairs at KWIH attended the recent inauguration ceremony of the HKPM Volunteer Programme. Joined by Dr Louis Ng, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, they witnessed the volunteers embark on their mission to promote Chinese culture.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum officially opened to the public on 3 July 2022. It aims to become a world-leading cultural museum and is committed to encouraging the public to explore and appreciate Chinese art and culture, as well as working closely with major international art and cultural institutions to foster dialogues among different civilisations.