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    Cultural Affairs Bureau cancels all activities scheduled for March Cultural venues remain temporarily closed

    23/03/2020

    As the prevention and control work of the novel coronavirus is still in an important phase, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), cancelled all external activities scheduled for March.Considering that the cultural venues under the auspices of the IC are indoor spaces, in order to reduce the risk of spread of epidemic in the community and avoid contact and concentration of people, all cultural venues will remain closed until further notice.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau closes cultural facilities

    23/03/2020

    In response to the current outbreak of the new coronavirus, all public libraries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be closed from 2pm on 24 January, and all cultural venues will be closed from 25 January. The reopening date of the cultural venues will be announced in due course.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau cancels Chinese New Year activities reinforcing the epidemic preventative measures in cultural venues

    23/03/2020

    In response to the current outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym) will cancel the event “Let’s Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rat” and all activities, scheduled to be held from today (23 January) to 9 February, during the Lunar New Year, while some of the activities will be postponed. In order to effectively prevent the epidemic situation, IC has launched an emergency response working group to pay close attention to the development of epidemic situation and rapidly deploy the corresponding measures to strengthen the epidemic prevention and control of cultural venues under IC.

    Lou Kau Mansion will close early from 15 to 17 January

    23/03/2020

    In conjunction with the programme Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion, integrated in the 19th Macao City Fringe Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Lou Kau Mansion will close at 5pm from 15 to 17 January. The second floor will be temporarily closed from 11 to 17 January.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts various activities to celebrate “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day”

    25/05/2018

    In response to the “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” on 9 June 2018 (Saturday), the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is going to hold a series of exciting activities, including the highlighted programme “Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Carnival” to be held at the Mandarin’s House and Lilau Square for two consecutive days. The Carnival also features a variety of activities, such as concerts, exhibitions, talks, courses, as well as free visits to the Guia Lighthouse, the Chinese Ancient and Rare Books Chamber at Sir Robert Ho Tung Library and the Macao Museum, thus raising the public awareness of Macao’s cultural heritage comprehensively.

    IC announces inventory of intangible cultural heritage

    20/10/2017

    In order to identify, recognize and safeguard Macao’s intangible cultural heritage, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), in accordance with the provisions of the Cultural Heritage Protection Law, drew up and officially announced the inventory of intangible cultural heritage today (22 September). Currently, a total of 15 elements are included in the inventory, namely Yueju Opera (Cantonese Opera), Herbal Tea Brewing, Woodwork – Religious Figure Carving, Cantonese Naamyam (Narrative Songs), Taoist Ritual Music, Festival of the Drunken Dragon, Belief and Customs of A-Ma, Belief and Customs of Na Tcha, Patuá Theatre, Macanese Gastronomy, Belief and Customs of Tou Tei, Belief and Customs of Chu Tai Sin, the Craft of Bamboo Scaffolding, the Procession of the Passion of Our Lord the God Jesus and the Procession of Our Lady of Fatima.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts various activities in June on the occasion of China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day 2017

    05/06/2017

    In response to the first “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” on 10 June, the Cultural Affairs Bureau is going to hold a series of exciting activities, including the highlighted programme “Genesis and Spirit – Showcase of Guangxi Intangible Cultural Heritage”, which features Guangxi’s rich and diverse intangible cultural heritages, free visits to World Heritage Sites and museums, cultural and arts performances at the World Heritage Sites, exhibitions and workshops, among others, thus raising the public awareness of the cultural heritage.

    Free Entry to Macao Museum on China Cultural Heritage Day

    17/06/2015

    To welcome China Cultural Heritage Day, public admission to Macao Museum and the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business under the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be free on 13th and 14th June (Saturday and Sunday). A brilliant exhibition is now open at Macao Museum, and all are welcome to visit.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau celebrates China Cultural Heritage Day Exhibition and performances of Henan Intangible Heritage reveal the rich heritage of Chinese civilization

    17/06/2015

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Macao’s inscription on the World Heritage List as well of the 2015 China Cultural Heritage Day, “Genesis and Spirit- Showcase of Henan Province Intangible Cultural Heritage” will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the PRC, the Henan Province People’s Government and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, organized by the Bureau for External Cultural Relations and Office for Cultural Affairs with the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR and the Department of Culture of Henan Province and the collaboration of Galaxy MacauTM. This showcase aims to introduce the variety of Henan Province intangible cultural heritage to the population, through exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and a lecture, among others.

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