Dr. Otto Lam

Otto C.C. Lam pursued a career in the fashion industry after his graduation from fashion college, but he started collecting rare books and photographs of Hong Kong and China after beginning to work for the UK fashion market in 1993. His study of the numismatic history of Hong Kong and China eventually resulted in a PhD in history from the University of Hong Kong. Although his main field of research is the early banking history of Hong Kong and China, he has taken a keen interest in the early colonial history of Hong Kong and missionary activity in China. Otto is a Museum Expert Adviser of the Hong Kong Museum of History, a member of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives & History Advisory Committee, and a member of the Royal Numismatic Society.