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Exhibition “The Memorable Time” opens on next Friday at the Macao Museum

In order to allow the local residents to get to know the evolution of Macao’s traditional industries and understand the living style of the population in the past, the Macao Museum of the Cultural Affairs Bureau organizes the exhibition “The Memorable Time – The Traditional Handicraft Industries of Macao”. The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, 27 October, at 6pm. The exhibition will run from 28 October 2017 to 25 February 2018 on the third floor of the Museum.

Macao’s incense, firecracker and match industries had a prosperous period in the 1950s and 1960s, and became the important sources of income of the city at that time. They largely contributed to the local economic development and employed a vast number of local residents. This exhibition, organized by the Macao Museum, is mainly dedicated to the incense, match and firecracker industries and aims to allow the residents and tourists to reminisce the past glorious years of Macao’s handicraft industries and become aware of the evolution of society.

In order to increase the exhibition’s appeal, the organizer divided the exhibition into six zones, namely the incense industry zone, the firecracker industry zone, the match industry zone, the foreign trade zone, the education zone and simulations of the incense and firecracker factory facades, as well as the project room. The exhibition seeks to fully present to the public the development of Macao’s traditional industries by displaying 210 pieces / sets, and showing the process of development and decline of the past three greatest industries. Although these industries are now in history, they gave an unsurpassable contribution to Macao’s historical development, highlighting the hard-working and indomitable spirit of Macao people.

In addition, during the exhibition period, the organizer also holds a series of activities, including two guided tours on 5 and 19 November, two thematic talks on 11 November and 2 December, a “firecracker making” workshop on 18 November as well as four guided tours led by the exhibition’s curators to be held on 6 and 20 January and 10 and 24 February 2018. For more information about the exhibition and activities, please contact Macao Museum through tel. no. 2835 7911 or visit the Macao Museum’s webpage at

Publish date : 2017-07-20