Rediscovering Cinematic Treasures
Our acquisition work had begun in the 1990s, long before the Archive building was constructed. From the early days when we went from door to door, approaching people inside and outside the film industry to explain our work and the meaningfulness of their donations, to later establishing a mutual trust and receiving the public's endorsement. Over these two decades our collection has ranged from film prints of the 1920s and 30s to the digital cinema packages of today. At the same time, we have successfully maintained a collection of over one million items of film-related materials, building a firm foundation for study and research on the subject of Hong Kong cinema. Looking ahead, we shall continue to dig into our cinematic roots, while progressing with the times and enriching our collection so that future generations can have a greater understanding of the history and evolution of Hong Kong cinema.