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CONSERVATION AND PROMOTION
We will go beyond conserving and promoting the hardware, i.e. signs but also the intangible side to it, on a local and international level.
RE-CREATION OF THE UNIQUE HK STREETSCAPE WITH ORIGINAL NEON SIGNS
Hong Kong streets have been our authentic living art galleries. Our outdoor neon signs were an integral part and they belong to the streets not museums. We will re-create the unique HK streetscape with the original neon signs we will have saved and restored so people could relive and experience the captivating ambience themselves.
ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL NEON INDUSTRY WORKERS
We will involve local neon industry workers as much as possible in our campaign, e.g. on removals and restorations, as a way to support the industry. At the same time, we would like to honour and celebrate their lifelong commitments and contribution to shaping the iconic and unique streetscapes that Hong Kong has been world renowned for to this day.
RESEARCH AND ARCHIVE
To fully reflect the significance of the industry that helps make Hong Kong truly Hong Kong, we will conduct an extensive and on-going research and eventually build a comprehensive multi-media archive on history, practices and stories of and related to the industry.
To TNX, neon means more than nostalgia or collective memories. We emphasise even more on the craftsmanship and the important roles the neon signs and industry played. Proper education lays a healthy foundation for preservation and conservation, revival and reinvention to stand the test of time.
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