Culture

Cultural Affairs Bureau’s performance venues to reopen from Friday

Following the earlier reopening of cultural facilities and rehearsal venues, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Monday that it will resume operation of its performance venues from Friday onwards.

23 Jun, 2020

Government says tender for Cinematheque Passion was fair

The tendering process for the operation of Cinematheque Passion was fair and transparent, according to a top Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) official.

22 Jun, 2020

MGTO releases video to promote Sustainable Gastronomy Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement on Thursday that it has produced a video to share Macao’s unique gastronomic culture, recipes and culinary arts, in order to promote the world’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

19 Jun, 2020

The House of Dancing Water suspended until January 2021

The House of Dancing Water show will close temporarily from today until January 2021, Melco Resorts and Entertainment announced today. The show will undergo a revamp led by creative director Franco Dragone.

18 Jun, 2020

CUT Lda loses bid in Cinematheque operation

Current operator CUT Lda. has lost the bid to extend its rights to operate Cinematheque Passion, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) unveiled on Wednesday.

18 Jun, 2020

Organisation ‘distressed’ with IC reply on Guia Lighthouse

A local non-governmental group working to protect the Guia Lighthouse was “distressed” with the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s (IC) response to their appeal to UNESCO for help, the group has noted in a statement.

16 Jun, 2020

Registration starts for fashion illustration contest

The Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre (CPTTM) is holding its “11th Macau Fashion Illustration Contest” to encourage local fashion lovers to explore their creativity.

30 Apr, 2020

IC launches Macau Museum’s virtual tour app

The Macau Museum has launched a mobile app called “Macau Museum AR/VR” to provide the public with a virtual museum experience.

27 Apr, 2020

Salesiano teachers & pupils create bookplates

An event entitled “Instituto Salesiano Middle School Visual Arts Education – Modern Printmaking Bookplate Exhibition” showcases a raft of printmaking bookplates created by Instituto Salesiano pupils and teachers, at the Youth Art Exhibition and Performance Hall.

23 Apr, 2020

Theatre arts industry asks govt for COVID-19 relief

A group of local theatre practitioners submitted a letter to both the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture and Cultural Affairs Bureau, presenting suggestions on how the government could help the performing arts industry hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 Apr, 2020

Tap Siac Craft Market axed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, after “careful evaluation”, the government has decided to cancel the “Tap Seac Craft Market” originally scheduled for next month.

26 Mar, 2020

IC & FIC support cultural & creative industries hit by COVID-19

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Cultural Industry Fund (FIC) discussed various measures to support the cultural and creative industries hit hard by the novel coronavirus epidemic.

24 Mar, 2020

Government gradually reopens cultural venues

After the reopening of some public libraries and museums early this month, the Cultural Bureau (IC) reopened several other cultural facilities on Monday.

17 Mar, 2020

Welsh deacon to head Macau’s Catholic university USJ

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has announced the appointment of Stephen Morgan, a Welsh deacon who has been a professor at the Catholic university since September 2019, as its next rector.

15 Mar, 2020

Libraries, museums to reopen gradually from Monday

Macau's public libraries, museums and other cultural venues will gradually and partially reopen from Monday, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced.

1 Mar, 2020

All public services to return to ‘normal’ on Monday

The Secretariat for Administration and Justice (GSAJ) said in a statement Thursday night that all public services will resume their “normal” work schedule on Monday.

28 Feb, 2020

Macau’s Procession of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus cancelled over COVID-19 threat

This year's Procession of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus has been cancelled "in view of he continuing [noval coronavirus] epidemic and the call of public health precautions," the chancery of Macau's Roman-Catholic diocese announced.

18 Feb, 2020

Kun Iam Treasury Opening Festival cancelled over COVID-19 threat

The Macau government announced  Saturday that the annual Kun Iam Treasury Opening Festival, which traditionally takes place on the 26th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, has been cancelled.

16 Feb, 2020

Welshman to head Macau’s Catholic university: report

Macau's private University of Saint Joseph, which is co-owned by the local Roman-Catholic diocese and the Lisbon-based Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), will be headed by Stephen Morgan, a deacon from Wales.

14 Feb, 2020

Fringe festival to bring ‘alternative urban cultural experience’

From flash mobs to a murder mystery tour, speed-dating to paper theatre, Macau City Fringe Festival will take place next month.

12 Dec, 2019