“Ingenious Woodwork - Macao Religious Figure Carving” Exhibition Opening


    “Ingenious Woodwork - Macao Religious Figure Carving”, an exhibition organised by the Macao Museum, under the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, opened yesterday, 4th December, in the Macao Museum at 6:00pm in the presence of Zhang Xiaoguang, Head of the Culture and Education Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao S.A.R.; Heidi Ho, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau; Tian Qing, Deputy Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre of the Arts Academy of China; Tsang Tak Hang, owner of the Tai Cheong Wood Engraving Co.; and Chan Ieng Hin, Director of the Macao Museum.

    Exhibition of Macao Religious Figure Carving Opens at Macao Museum :
    A Step Forward in Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection


    Ingenious Woodwork - Macao Religious Figure Carving, an exhibition organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government and the Macao Museum, will have its opening ceremony in the Macao Museum at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, 4th December 2008. The exhibition will be open to the public from 5th December 2008 to 5th April 2009. It is hoped that this exhibition will disseminate the message of Intangible Cultural Heritage protection to as wide an audience as possible.

    Inscribed! Macao’s Heritage now features on World Heritage List


    The 29th Session of the World Heritage Committee has agreed to inscribe “The Historic Monuments of Macao”, with the official title altered to “The Historic Centre of Macao”, on UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List, under the terms of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (“World Heritage Convention”).

    Renovation of St. Paul’s Ruins Starts on May 10


    The Cultural Institute will renovate St. Paul’s Ruins from May 5 to August 9 to give this famous symbol of Macao a fresh look. In order to guarantee quality and safety, the Cultural Institute has appointed a professional consultant company to design special steel scaffolding to help put up platforms for construction.

    Archeology Summer Course on Conservation and Restoration organized by the Cultural Institute


    The Cultural Institute of the Macao S.A.R. Government has sought to highlight the importance of conservation works and heritage restoration. In doing so, the Museum of Macao is going to organize an archeology summer course on conservation and restoration between 30th June and 28th August 2003.

    General Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: IC Attended First General Assembly of States Parties


    The General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held its first meeting from June 27 to 29 at UNESCO’s office in Paris with the participant of member states. Zhang Xinsheng, Vice-Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China, attended the meeting with his delegation and gave a speech during the opening ceremony. Macao S.A.R. Government, an associate member of UNESCO, also attended the meeting as an observer, represented by Heidi Ho, Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Leung Hio Ming, Dean of the Macao Conservatory.

    Plaque Unveiling Ceremony for Commander Ye’s Old Home
    Ye Ting’s descendents revealed their unforgettable years in Macao


    Ye Ting (September 10, 1896 – April 8, 1946) was one of the founders of the National Revolutionary Army and an independent regiment commander in the Fourth Army of the National Revolutionary Army. To commemorate Ye Ting’s 110th birthday and the 60th anniversary of his death, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government held a plaque unveiling ceremony in his old home (Rua Almirante Costa Cabral, no. 76) yesterday morning. Macao S.A.R. Government Chief Executive Mr. Edmond Ho officiated the ceremony, unveiling a plague with inscriptions by Mr. Ma Man Kei, Vice-chairman of the People's Political Consultative Conference of China.

    St. Dominic’s Church and Treasure of Sacred Art will be Closed for Maintenance


    St. Dominic’s Church and the Treasure of Sacred Art, located at S. Domingos Square, will be closed individually for maintenance.

    Closing Ceremony of Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture


    The 14th Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture, jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government and the Architecture Committee of the Chinese Vernacular Architecture Research Association, held its closing ceremony on September 25. Nine out of 82 papers were awarded certificates of excellence.

    The 14th Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture


    A country’s culture is best presented by its vernacular housing.

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