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Macao Museum Closes Application for Intangible Cultural Heritage Today

Macao Museum under the Cultural Affairs Bureau makes a new overall plan about the list of Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage close today before 5:00pm. Interested institutions or individuals deliver the applications, together with a short clip (maximum 10 minutes in DVD format) and a minimum of five digital photographs (5.0 megapixels or more) of the declared item, proof of written consent from the heir(s) and written consent to Macao Museum auditorium.

As the declaration of intangible cultural heritage is a long-term project which places strong emphasis on quality and content, should any institutions or individuals be unable to meet the deadline, they are encouraged to participate in the next batch of declarations. The declaration work has been drawing extensive attention and support from various social sectors plus the active participation of numerous organizations, scholars and design companies during the recent years.

Currently, the list of Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage features six items, three of which, namely “Yueju Opera” (Cantonese Opera), “Herbal Tea” and “Woodwork – Macao Religious Figure Carving”, are successfully inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The remaining three items “Cantonese Naamyam (Narrative Songs)”, “Macao Taoist Ritual Music”, and “Festival of the Drunken Dragon” are also included in the national public review list. Yueju Opera (Cantonese Opera) is even inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We expect more items to be declare and succeed to be included in the list of Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

For enquiries regarding the declaration procedure of intangible cultural heritage, residents and institutions may visit or contact Mr. Chan at 8394 1221 during office hours.

Publish date : 2011-03-31