Guided Viewing: "HSBC Archives" with Thomas Warren & Florence Lo
HSBC Archives contains some of the best business and arts collection in the world, including annual reports, minute books, accounting ledgers, correspondences, photographs, cartoons, films, advertisements, banknotes and oral history. These records do not only reflect the colourful history of HSBC, but also capture the social, economic and political developments of Hong Kong and the wider region.
The Archives Gallery and Repository tour tells the story of HSBC’s rich and eventful heritage in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region through rare objects, virtual galleries and interactive displays. The tour will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about the bank’s invaluable contributions to Hong Kong and to feel connected to the people who influenced HSBC’s story. After experiencing the Gallery, visitors are then taken ‘behind the scenes’ into the Repository to learn about the inner workings of an archive and see more examples of archive materials and artworks.
Our tour will be led by Thomas Warren, History and Art Manager and Florence Lo, Community and Education Manager of the HSBC Archives Gallery and Repository. As part of HSBC’s commitment to share their rich history with the community, the HSBC Archives do not charge any entrance fees. The cost for this tour is charged at the discretion of the HKU Museum Society to support art and cultural programmes at UMAG and the wider community.