skip to the main content area of this page



2013 Macao Museum’s International Museum Day Activity Procedure

For the annual ‘International Museum Day’ on 18th May, Macao Museum, under the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will hold a series of activities in the month of May:

1. Macao Museum will join the annual ‘Macao Museums Carnival 2013 / Macao International Museum Day Carnival 2013’ on 5th May, and will set up booths for promotion, games and activities. The activities include:

• The ‘The Soaring Dance – Paper Craft Workshop for Parents and Children ’, with the purpose of promoting and protecting the National Intangible Cultural Heritage in Macao – the Feast of the Drunken Dragon. Specialists will instruct how to make paper craft for the above topic, in which participants will be given a Drunken Dragon Dance-themed fortune bag, representing safety and good fortune. Limited offer while stocks last.

• The Macao Fresh Fish and Commercial Association will demonstrate the Drunken Dragon Dance at the Museum booth. Tutors from the Association will also teach participants the ‘Drunken Dragon Dance’. Parents are welcome to bring their children to attend this activity.

• To enable residents to know and cherish Macao’s world heritage, booths also provide a drawing game entitled ‘Ask your questions about Macao World Heritage’. Players who give the correct answer will win a prize from the Museum. Limited offer while stocks last.

• The Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business will set up a booth on this day to introduce traditional Chinese tea art culture.

2. On International Museum Day (18th May), Macao Museum will arrange the following activities:

• Macao Museum will open for free, with lucky draw activity revolving around ‘Where to find the Museum Collections’ during two separate periods, from 11:00am – 1:00pm and from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, so that visitors may learn more about Macao Museum collections. Two free guided tour services will be provided on that day at 3:00pm (Cantonese) and 4:00pm (Mandarin), with everyone welcome.

• The Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business will open for free on that day.

3. On 25th May, the exhibition hall on the third floor of Macao Museum will organise a temporary exhibition for the 15th anniversary of the Museum’s establishment - ‘Fantasy World – Chinoiserie’. The exhibition presents the widespread enthusiasm for ‘Chinoiserie’ and its impact from the beginning of the 17th Century to the end of the 18th Century. Europe, especially France, appreciated and pursued Chinese artistic styles and living customs. Some 80 representative items are on display, including oil paintings, engravings, ceramics, tapestries, are on loan from Les Arts Décoratifs - Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Musée du Louvre - Département des Arts Graphiques, Cité de la Céramique - Sèvres et Limoges, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie (Besançon), and Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A., etc.

Everyone is welcome. In addition, Macao Museum opens to Macao residents for free every Sunday; residents can take this opportunity to visit the Museum.

For more information about the above activities, or if you would like to join the workshop, you are requested to apply in advance. Please apply by calling 8394 1218 (Ms. Leong) during office hours or 8394 1204 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, on a first come, first served basis.