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    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.

    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.

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