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The "Identity Card – A Timeless Proof" exhibition

Going from a paper document to a laminated card, from computerisation to smart authentication, the evolution of Hong Kong identity card (ID card) has witnessed the changes of society and the advancement of technological development since its issuance in 1949.  The transformation of ID card throughout these 70 years is introduced in the Public Records Office's annual exhibition titled "Identity Card – A Timeless Proof" this year. The "Identity Card – A Timeless Proof" exhibition is open from August 23 onwards from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5.45pm (except for public holidays) at the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong. Admission is free. The exhibition showcases over 70 holdings. Apart from displaying all generations of ID card and equipment for the production of ID card on loan from the Immigration Department, exhibits include photos related to registration of persons in Hong Kong, for example, precious historical photos showing members of the public taking the ID card photo and mobile registration team in action in the 1960s, as well as Government promotional posters on ID card registration, etc. Wish to enjoy a more laid-back tour? The Public Records Office has launched an online exhibition, and will share interesting information about the history of Hong Kong ID card through its Facebook page. Members of the public are welcomed to visit the Facebook page. In addition, the Public Records Office will also hold roving exhibitions. For details, please visit the Government Records Service website (www.grs.gov.hk), the Public Records Office Facebook page or call the Public Records Office at 2195 7700.