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A Meeting Man (2014)

Unlike other Hong Kong government department websites, the Government Record Service (GRS) website page (as of 2014) doesn’t include the name of the director and senior archivists. I tried to reveal the director’s true identity by contacting his colleagues, but they never mentioned his name or surname. Finally, I got to know his name through a limited online source, and I found his office telephone number on the directory on the government’s main website. It seemed to me that Stanley To Sik-Hung (杜式雄) hid from the public and stayed in shadow ever since his appointment. Therefore, I conducted an interview with the former director of Government Records Service (GRS) and Public Record Office (PRO), Chui Fuk Keung (朱福強), who explains why this situation emerged and also commented on the deprofessionalization of GRS structure; in addition, I recruited four people that had cold calling experience, they invited Stanley To the exhibition opening and promoted Archive of the People document destruction services.

Unfortunately, Mr. To said that he was having a meeting when we tried to contact him, and at last, through his secretary, he declined my invitation because he would be having another meeting on 14th May 2014.