Stepping into 2020, Hong Kongers’ materially rich life has been turned upside down. To prevent the virus outbreak, everyone is trapped at home. The only activity that gathers people is lining up to buy masks. This scene is a deja vu of what happened 40-50 years ago, Hong Kong people spent half a day waiting in the streets for just a bucket of water every day during the drought, and every day there were people engaged in fights and robbery for it. Today, the average daily water consumption of Hongkongers reaches 130 litres (global average: 110 litres). It is as if we have forgotten the times when there was no tap water, and we had to struggle with 20 litres of water every day.
Thanks to the donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) was able to launch ‘The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant – Jockey Club Cultural Heritage Community Integration Scheme’ and curate ‘Water Exhibition’ to track where Hong Kong’s water comes from, revisit the history of river water, well water and running water, in which we can contemplate how Hong Kongers can take hold of this source of life, in the midst of the global battle for resources.
Date: 30 May to 11 July, 2020 (Extended by two weeks)
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
(Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are only opened for appointments)
地點 ：西營盤西邊街36A後座 長春社文化古蹟資源中心
Exhibition Venue: CACHe @ Annex Block, 36A Western Street, Sai Ying Pun
Fee: Free (Guided tours are available, HKD 100, In Cantonese Only)
- 展場將實施人數限制（十五人），星期二至五公眾人士可致電聯絡中心安排參觀，如展場人數超出上限，參觀者須於場外等候。 The number of visitors will be restricted to 15 persons. During Tuesdays to Fridays, the public can contact us by phone to arrange for a visit. If the number of people exceeds the quota, visitors have to wait outside.
- 星期六及公眾假期將設有每天兩個「展場導賞及自由參觀」時段（HKD 100，75分鐘，只限粵語）及三個「自由參觀」時段（45分鐘），所有公眾人士均需預先透過《水展》展場預約系統（請按此）進行預約。
For Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, there will be two sessions of “Guided Tour & Visit” (HKD 100, 75 mins, in Cantonese only) and three sessions of “Free Entry” (45 mins). All visitors are requested to make an appointment in advance through the registration system. (Please click here)
All visitors are requested to wear masks, undergo a body temperature check and use alcohol-based handrub before admission. Those with fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the exhibition.
網上展覽資源庫 Online Exhibition Resource Library:
/ 香港賽馬會社區資助計劃 — 世代共融社區文化遺產計劃
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: Jockey Club Cultural Heritage Community Integration Scheme
The Scheme is organised by the Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Through various community-based activities, the Scheme serves to encourage intergenerational exchanges and embrace social inclusion. It is also committed to enhancing the ambiance of community engagement and participation in cultural heritage conservation and strengthening social cohesion. Launched in 2005, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust Community Project Grant provides its partners with funding in three-year cycles to deliver appropriate community services and support the underprivileged.
The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe)
Established in 2005, The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage (CACHe) is committed to organising different heritage conservation activities. Our mission is to promote the history and culture of Hong Kong, to develop a knowledge exchange platform, and to encourage public engagement in the conservation of community cultural heritage and hence enhance the realisation of their social identities.
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