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Macao marks International Museum Day with a special series of activities and events

Workshops, special exhibitions, guided tours and a family carnival have been lined up to celebrate a day devoted to the ‘transformative power’ of museums.

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Workshops, special exhibitions, guided tours and a family carnival have been lined up to celebrate a day devoted to the ‘transformative power’ of museums.

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UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:34 pm

The Macao International Museum Day Carnival 2023 will take place this Sunday at the Macao Science Centre. 

The event, held to mark International Museum Day on 18 May, will feature a wide range of activities, including games and workshops, according to an official handout.

The carnival is part of a series of commemorative events taking place in local museums during May. These include special exhibitions and classes in everything from drawing and woodblock printing to ceramics and paper making.

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The Macao Museum and the Tung Sin Tong Historical Archive Exhibition Hall are hosting special tours, while a museum-themed online game has been created. Running from 14 May until June 4, the game offers residents a chance to win museum gifts among other prizes.

The “highlights of museums and cultural heritage of Macao will be showcased” during the course of the month, the government says, fostering a “cultural atmosphere in the community”. 

The opening ceremony of the Macao International Museum Day Carnival 2023 takes place at 2:00 pm.

 

UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:34 pm

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