Guided Viewing: "Swire HK Archive Service" with Matthew Edmondson

Date :
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Time :
11:00 – 12:15
Venue :
Swire HK Archive Service, 9B Cheung Wah Industrial Building, 10-12 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Cost :
$200 Member; $250 Non-member; Free for students with valid ID
Limit :
15 (FULL)
Enquiries :
Chung Yan Chan at [email protected] or 2241-5507
Note :
Optional lunch afterward on share-cost basis


Swire HK Archive Service works together with Swire’s operating companies in Hong Kong and Asia to preserve and manage their historical archives.

The archive collections of Swire reflect its rich heritage in shipping, industry, aviation, beverages, trade and property and are comprised of a wide range of media, dating from the nineteenth century to the present day. Swire’s principal operating companies are represented in the archives, including Swire Pacific, Swire Properties, Cathay Pacific Airways, and HAECO, as well as Swire’s head office in Hong Kong, John Swire & Sons (H. K.).

Our visit at the Swire Archive will be led by Matthew Edmondson, Archivist of Swire HK Archive Service.  The tour consists of three parts: a presentation about the Archive, an introduction to Swire’s history along their photo gallery wall and a look inside the archives repository to view some of the physical artefacts and hear their stories.

As part of the Swire HK Archive Service’s commitment to share their rich history with the community, they do not charge any entrance fees.  The cost of this tour is charged at the discretion of the HKU Museum Society to support art and cultural programmes at UMAG and the wider community.