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    Cultural Affairs Bureau will reopen cultural facilities from 21 October resuming cultural activities to inject vitality into the city

    20/10/2021

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will reopen the cultural facilities to the public in an orderly manner from 21 October (Thursday). Various cultural activities including performances, workshops and courses, as well as reading activities will also be launched successively. In strict accordance with the relevant epidemic prevention guidelines, IC will organize various activities much anticipated by the public, including the “hush! Concerts” and the “Tap Siac Craft Market”, scheduled for November, the 3rd “Encounter in Macao - Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, scheduled for November and December, and the 24th Lusofonia Festival, scheduled for December. This year’s “Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” will include the Lusofonia Festival, building Macao as a platform for cultural exchange between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and presenting a vibrant artistic feast for residents and tourists. More information about the activities will be announced in due course.

    Cultural facilities under the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be open in an orderly manner from 18 August No crowd gathering activities will be held and crowd control measures will be implemented

    17/08/2021

    The cultural facilities under the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will open in an orderly manner from 18 August (Wednesday). According to the guidelines on conducting visits abroad and crowd gathering activities issued by the Health Bureau on 10 August 2021, the reopened cultural facilities will not hold activities that may lead to crowd gathering. IC will implement crowd control measures according to the spatial characteristics of different venues, temporarily not providing guided tours, and suspending offerings such as interactive experience devices. Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden will remain closed, while the Guia Fortress, the Guia Chapel and Lighthouse which are currently undergoing maintenance works and will also remain closed.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau conducts regular structural monitoring, weeding and inspection of bronze statues of the former Mater Dei Church

    08/04/2021

    In order to enhance the protection and recording of the Ruins of St. Paul’s College (former Mater Dei Church), the Cultural Affairs Bureau conducts regular structural monitoring and maintenance of the former Mater Dei Church every year. The monitoring work in the first half of the year will be carried out from 12 to 16 April (Monday to Friday), from 9am to 6pm. During the aforementioned period, barricades will be temporarily placed in the forecourt and staircase of the former Mater Dei Church, separating the intervention area from the public. The respective area will remain partially open, without affecting the passage of pedestrians. In addition, the weeding of the façade of the former Mater Dei Church and inspection of the bronze statue will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on 13 April (Tuesday). In order to ensure public safety, the Ruins of St. Paul’s College (including the former Mater Dei Church, the Sacred Art Museum and Crypt) will be temporarily closed to the public on that day. For enquiries, please contact the Cultural Affairs Bureau through tel. no. 2836 6320 during office hours.

    “Pátio Memories – Exhibition of Life in Pátios and Becos in the Bygone Days” inaugurated at the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade

    10/02/2021

    In order to showcase the achievements of the restoration, use and revitalisation of heritage buildings to the public, the Cultural Affairs Bureau presents the exhibition “Pátio Memories – Exhibition of Life in Pátios and Becos in the Bygone Days” at Pátio da Eterna Felicidade, allowing the public to experience the life of Macao people in the bygone days and deepen their understanding of the architectural and spatial characteristics of the buildings. With the restoration work on the exterior façade of the buildings at No. 8 and No. 10, Pátio da Eterna Felicidade completed and the outdoor space at No. 14, Pátio da Eterna Felicidade opened, visitors can appreciate the architectural appearance of the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts activities in cultural facilities celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Ox

    10/02/2021

    To celebrate the Chinese New Year with residents and tourists, a number of venues under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will remain open during the Spring Festival, and appropriate arrangements will be made to ensure the anti-epidemic guidelines are strictly adhered. Amid the spring blossoming and the festive atmosphere, IC invites the public to enjoy the beauty of culture together and wish the world peace and prosperity in the Lunar New Year of the Ox.

    Foc Tac Temple located at Rua do Teatro temporarily closed for renovation

    21/01/2021

    The Foc Tac Temple (Rua do Teatro), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), will be temporarily closed from 16 January (Saturday) until early February, due to interior renovation works, inspection of electrical equipment and installation of a fire safety system. For enquiries, please contact IC through 2836 6866 during office hours.

    Former Chong Sai Pharmacy will be temporarily closed for inspection and renovation

    05/01/2021

    The former Chong Sai Pharmacy, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), will be temporarily closed on 6 January (Wednesday) due to inspection and renovation works. The reopening date will be announced in due course. For enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 8394 1214 during office hours.

    Cultural Affairs Bureaus carries out minor renovation works at the Zheng Guanying Memorial Museum

    04/12/2020

    In order to maintain important cultural and historical facilities in Macao in good condition, renovation works will be carried out at the Zheng Guanying Memorial Museum under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), starting from 8 December. The renovation will be mainly focused on the repair of the glass wall and exterior wall of the building, which are expected to be completed in late December. The Zheng Guanying Memorial Museum will be open to the public as usual during the renovation not affecting the visiting route of the public.

    Alteration of the closing hours of the Mandarin’s House on 7 November

    03/11/2020

    Due to the staging of the performance “An Encounter with Zheng Guanying”, integrated in the Pioneer Project of the Cultural Promotion Ambassador Programme, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, to be held on 7 November at the Mandarin’s House, the House will close at 4:30pm on that day.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau conducts regular weeding and inspection of the bronze statues of the façade of the Ruins of St. Paul’s

    23/10/2020

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will conduct regular weeding and perform an inspection of the bronze statues of the Ruins of St. Paul’s from 6am to 6pm on 27 October 2020 (Tuesday). In order to ensure public safety, the forecourt and the monument’s site (including the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt) will be closed to the public. During the aforementioned period, barricades will be temporarily placed in front of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, separating the intervention area from the public, with access restrictions that should be taken into account by residents and tourists who visit the area.

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