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    Macao Museum holds a carnival this weekend to promote cultural heritage

    10/06/2022

    On the occasion of the “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day”, the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will hold the “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day Carnival 2022” from 11 and 12 June at the Mount Fortress Garden and the Macao Museum, in order to enhance the public’s knowledge of Macao’s cultural heritage. The event features a range of activities including game booths, experiential workshops, guided tours and theatre. The Carnival opening ceremony will be held on 11th, at 3 pm, at the Mount Fortress Garden, during which various prizes of the “2021 Guided Tour for Children in Practice Project” will also be awarded. The Macao Museum will be open to the public with free admission during the abovementioned period. All are welcome to visit.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau launches digital platform for the Online Exhibition of Old Cannons and organises guided tours to present the history of ancient cannons in early June

    08/06/2022

    Four old cannons were discovered at the Inner Harbour area and at a construction site on Avenida de Cotai in Macao between 2020 and 2021. The artefacts, which are now collected by the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), which has commissioned the Institute for Social and Cultural Research and the Heritage Conservation Laboratory of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) to carry out research and conservation work. IC is launching the “Online Exhibition of Old Cannons” to present three-dimensional models and relevant research data of the cannons and the progress of the conservation work. The public is welcome to visit www.macaumuseum.gov.mo/oldCannon/index.html for related information.

    New anti-epidemic measures for Cultural Affairs Bureau’s workshops, recreational classes and training activities from 1 July

    27/05/2022

    In response to the needs of epidemic prevention and control, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will implement new anti-epidemic measures for the workshops, recreational classes and training activities from 1 July. All participants and accompanying persons as stipulated in the activity regulations must present a proof of completion of the whole course of the COVID-19 primary vaccination series for 14 days (as shown in the Macao Health Code with the “golden frame”) in the first lesson or session of the activity, or a negative nucleic acid test result issued within 7 days in each lesson or session (self-pay). Meanwhile, regarding the special circumstances of some activities, IC will adjust the measures according to the development of the pandemic and the target of the activities.

    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.

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