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    The houses of the Village of Our Lady of Ka Ho and the Taipa Houses close temporarily for renovation

    26/04/2022

    In order to continue to preserve Macao’s architectural heritage and exhibition facilities and optimise related museum functions, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will carry out repair works on the electric power system of the Village of Our Lady of Ka Ho, on the 27th and 28th of April (Wednesday and Thursday). During this period, the electricity supply will be suspended and the indoor exhibitions and restrooms will be temporarily closed, while the adjacent outdoor spaces will remain open to the public. For enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 2836 6320 during office hours.

    The Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Dominic’s Church adjusts its closing hours

    26/02/2022

    In order to coordinate with the religious activities of St. Dominic’s Church and implement appropriate crowd control measures to ensure effective epidemic prevention, the Treasure of Sacred Art of St. Dominic’s Church will adjust its closing hours from 1 March this year. The Treasure of Sacred Art will be closed all day on Thursdays as well as from 4 to 13 May each year, and will close from 3pm on Saturdays as well as on the 13th and 25th of each month (unless these dates fall on a Sunday).

    Mandarin’s House launches an augmented reality (AR) mobile application to diversify the presentation of its history and enrich the visiting experience

    28/01/2022

    The Mandarin’s House, one of the World Heritage sites under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), has launched an augmented reality (AR) mobile application. Starting from 31 January, with the help of AR technologies, residents and tourists can explore the history of the Mandarin’s House on their mobile phones by scanning a specific QR code or accessing the mini-application of IC’s official WeChat account during their visits to the Mandarin’s House. In order to promote the AR mobile application for the Mandarin’s House, from 31 January to 25 February, the first ten visitors on each day, who complete the designated tasks will be entitled to receive an attractive gift, while stocks last.

    Exhibition “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties” showcasing relics of the Maritime Silk Road

    27/11/2021

    In order to promote the development of the Cultured Greater Bay Area in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and further strengthen cooperation among the three regions, the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties”. The opening ceremony was held on 26 November, at the lobby of the Macao Museum, and was officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, Mok Ian Ian; the Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Yin Rutao; the 2nd Class Inspector of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province, Zhou Xianhua; the Director of the Guangdong Museum, Xiao Haiming; the Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Macau Branch, Chan Hio Peng; the Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Air Macau Company Limited, Wen Dexin; and the Director of the Macao Museum, Lou Ho Ian. The Secretary for Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Tsui Ying Wai, also participated in the opening ceremony via video. The exhibition is held until 13 March 2022. All are welcome to visit.

    Exhibition “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties” opens on Friday at the Macao Museum

    23/11/2021

    In order to promote the development of the Cultured Greater Bay Area in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and further strengthen cooperation among the three regions, the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will hold the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties” on the third floor of the Museum. The opening ceremony will be held on 26 November (Friday), at 6:30pm, at the lobby of the Macao Museum. The exhibition is open to the public from 27 November 2021 to 13 March 2022.

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

    15/11/2021

    In order to protect the Ruins of St. Paul’s College (former Mater Dei Church), the Cultural Affairs Bureau conducts regular structural monitoring, weeding and inspection of bronze statues of the former Mater Dei Church every year.

    Inauguration of the “Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao” – Reopening of the Village of Our Lady of Ka Ho

    08/11/2021

    In order to showcase the achievements of the restoration, use and revitalisation of heritage buildings to the public, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) presented “Land of Hope – Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao” - Reopening of the Village of Our Lady in Ka Ho. The exhibition opening ceremony was held on 6 November, at the Village of Our Lady in Ka Ho, and was officiated by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ao Ieong U; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Wan Sucheng; the Bishop of Diocese de Macau, Stephen Lee Bun Sang; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mok Ian Ian; the Director of the Social Welfare Bureau, Hon Wai; the Director of the Health Bureau, Lo Iek Long; and the President of the Association of Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers of Macau, Augusto Nogueira. The Advisors of the Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Lam Wan Nei (TBC) and Lo Hou Chi; the Vice Presidents of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Leong Wai Man and Cheong Lai San; the Head of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Bai Bing also attended the ceremony. The exhibition is open on a permanent basis from the same day and the public is welcome to visit.

    Inauguration of the “Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao” – Reopening of the Village of Our Lady of Ka Ho on Saturday

    03/11/2021

    In order to showcase the achievements of the restoration, use and revitalisation of heritage buildings to the public, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will present the “Land of Hope – Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao” – Reopening of the Village of Our Lady in Ka Ho. The opening ceremony will be held on 6 November (Saturday) at 2pm, at the Village of Our Lady in Ka Ho. The exhibition is open on a permanent basis from the same day and the public is welcome to visit.

    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.

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