Vision, mission and values


  • To be the leading, most insightful and resourceful public archives in Hong Kong that excels in preserving and promoting the documentary heritage of our city in the digital era.


  • To build comprehensive and diversified archival collections;
  • To provide user-friendly and convenient access to the archival collections;
  • To build a digital archive with modern technologies;
  • To promote good records management practices among government bureaux and departments and public organisations;
  • To provide advanced facilities for storage, preservation and retrieval services;
  • To promote awareness, appreciation and proper use of documentary heritage in our community; and
  • To foster a closer partnership with other archives.



Go Green! Be environmentally conscious through developing and promoting electronic records management in the Government and public organisations.


Create and preserve reliable records to support evidence-based decisions and to promote the documentary heritage of Hong Kong.


Be efficient in all aspects of records management.


Enhance public access to our archival collections.


Be transparent – making our Government more open and accountable through good records management practices.