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    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.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau carries out maintenance and improvement works at the Na Tcha Exhibition Room, the Patane Night Watch House and the Kun Iam Temple in Coloane

    30/09/2020

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will carry out maintenance and improvement works at the Na Tcha Exhibition Room, the Patane Night Watch House and the Kun Iam Temple in Coloane, beginning in October.

    Mount Fortress Garden and General Ye Ting’s House reopen to the public on Saturday

    21/08/2020

    Due to the influence of typhoon Higos, fallen trees and broken tree branches were found in the Mount Fortress Garden and in the garden of General Ye Ting’s House, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau. After a thorough inspection and cleaning, the abovementioned cultural facilities will reopen to the public from Saturday (22 August). For enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 2835 7911 during office hours.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau launches the program “International Call for Macanese Cuisine Recipes”

    18/08/2020

    In 2017, Macao was designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Macanese cuisine stands out for its uniqueness and for its respective culinary skills, and is part of the city’s invaluable int錨點angible cultural heritage, also playing an active role in Macao's sustainable development. In order to preserve and promote Macanese cuisine, the Cultural Affairs Bureau has launched the program “International Call for Macanese Cuisine Recipes” today, which aims to enrich the “Macanese Cuisine Database” that is being established by the SAR Government for the future, and to help facilitate further studies and consolidate records about culinary arts.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau carries out façade renovation works at the Taipa Houses which remains open to the public

    17/08/2020

    To better protect Macao's heritage and museum facilities, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will carry out renovation works of the façades of the Taipa Houses from 19 August (Wednesday). Please kindly note that the Taipa Houses visiting schedule will not be affected by the abovementioned works and it will remain open to the public during the renovation.

    Maintenance of the typhoon signal light at the Mount Fortress

    17/08/2020

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau has conducted a routine inspection of the typhoon signal light at the Mount Fortress Garden. It was found that the signal light is not functioning properly and cannot be used to hoist the tropical cyclone signals and the strong monsoon signal for the time being. Therefore, maintenance works will be carried out between 14 and 16 August. For enquiries, please call the Macau Museum at 2835 7911 during office hours.

    Macao Becomes a Member of the Organisation of World Heritage Cities

    09/08/2020

    Organised by the Macao SAR Government and the Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), the “Ceremony of the Affiliation of Macao Special Administrative Region in the OWHC”was held via video-conferencing in Macao on 7 August. During the ceremony, the OWHC presented the certificate of membership to the Macao SAR, which was represented by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, Ao Ieong U. Following Suzhou and Dujiangyan City, Macao has now become the third city in China to join the OWHC. Macao’s membership in the OWHC will facilitate access to international information on World Heritage preservation and participation in relevant events learning from one another’s experience with respect to the preservation of world heritage properties, thereby further raising Macao’s international profile as a World Heritage city.

    Hotline service of the platform “Information from the Public about Macao’s Cultural Heritage” will be suspended temporarily in the afternoon of 21 July due to system maintenance

    20/07/2020

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will carry out system maintenance services on the telephone hotline of the platform “Information from the Public about Macao’s Cultural Heritage” from 2:30pm to 6pm on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. The hotline service will be temporarily suspended during this period of time. Meanwhile, residents can still notify IC about the condition of heritage buildings through the telephone no. 28366866, as well as through the website of the “Cultural Heritage of Macao” (www.culturalheritage.mo/cn/report/), by email to chvoice@icm.gov.mo, through the “IC Art” page on Facebook or IC’s WeChat account “IC_Art_Macao”. For further enquiries, please contact IC through telephone no. 28366866 during office hours.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts over 30 activities to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List

    15/07/2020

    Counting with the total support of the Central Government, the “Historic Centre of Macao” was inscribed on the World Heritage List with unanimous support during the 29th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on 15 July 2005, thus becoming the 31st World Heritage site in China. The inscription is a profound and momentous achievement for the Macao SAR after its handover to China. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List this year, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym) seeks to spread the spirit of “Protecting and Appreciating Our World Heritage Together” through a variety of celebratory activities, thereby introducing to the public the connection between world heritage and their daily lives.

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