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亞洲協會香港中心

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

作為亞洲協會十三個中心之一,亞洲協會香港中心(「香港中心」)於一九九零年由恒生銀行名譽董事長利國偉爵士帶領一班香港社會領袖所創立。2012年2月,香港中心於香港金鐘的會址正式啟用。透過保育、修葺及活化工程,香港中心保留了具歷史價值的前英軍建築群,將古蹟保育融會於嶄新設計中,配備世界級藝術、表演及會議設施,藉以提供更多元化的活動供大眾參與,當中包括演講、表演、電影播放及展覽等。

亞洲協會藝術館前身為前英軍軍火庫建築群中最古老的建築物,於1863至1868年間建成,其基本建築結構及特色被保留下來,巧妙地活化而成達國際水平的現代藝術展覽場地。

作為地區領導性知識平台,香港中心致力促進各界對亞洲國家及文化、以及對亞洲地區構成影響的環球議題的認識,亦積極拓展地區和國際領袖與學者的網絡,為大眾提供專業而廣泛的活動,當中包括商業及政策、藝術與文化、教育等。香港中心啟用以來,已舉辦多場商業及政策、藝術及文化、教育及領袖活動供大眾參與,形式包括演講、座談及辯論會、展覽、表演、電影播放、會議、學校及大學活動、家庭日等,講者計有亞洲及世界各國的大使、首相、政客、藝術家及皇室成員。

亞洲協會香港中心的創立全數由本地資金贊助;而會費 、籌款活動、以及來自個人、企業及各基金會的支持,以促進香港中心達成其使命。
 

As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of 13 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.

In February 2012, the Hong Kong Center established its new home in Admiralty at the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks.

Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty, the 1.3 hectares site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Through careful conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012 and offers a broad variety of programs in the form of lectures, performances, film screenings and exhibitions to the community.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established entirely with local funding and is supported through membership dues, fundraising events, and contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations that work together to support and advance its mission.