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Chui Sai On appoints Leung Hio Ming as new culture chief

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has appointed Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) vice president Leung Hio Ming as the bureau's president for a two-year term, effective from today according to Wednesday's Official Gazette.

16 Feb, 2017

Macau Literary Festival

The Script Road Literary Festival to be held in March

Man Booker Prize finalists Madeleine Thien and Graeme Macrae Burnet are among the guest authors for the sixth edition of the Script Road – Macau Literary Festival, which will take place between March 4th to 19th.

7 Feb, 2017

Tam vows to protect Ilha Verde hill, Macau

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng promised on Monday that the government will protect Ilha Verde Hill. Tam made the remarks when replying to an oral interpellation by lawmaker Ho Ion Sang during a plenary session of the legislature.

24 Jan, 2017

Macau government lists 9 more cultural heritage items

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said on Thursday that nine monuments and buildings of architectural interest have been newly listed as cultural heritage.

20 Jan, 2017

MFTPA may sue Marco Muller for “breaches of contract”

The Macau Films & Television Productions and Culture Association (MFTPA) may sue Marco Muller – the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) former director – for “breaches of contract.” According to a statement released two days ago, MFTPA declares Muller failed to fulfil the agreement, which was signed by the Association and the former … Continue reading "MFTPA may sue Marco Muller for “breaches of contract”"

15 Nov, 2016

Marco Müller resigned as the Director of the Macau International Film Festival

Marco Mueller, the renowned former artistic director of the prestigious Venice Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rome has resigned from his role as the Director of the first edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM). The reason for his resignation is yet to be formally explained. The rumors in the Macau film sector … Continue reading "Marco Müller resigned as the Director of the Macau International Film Festival"

14 Nov, 2016

Kostantin Bessmertny works on display at Macau Museum of Art

The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) inaugurated on Friday the contemporary art exhibition “Ad Lib – Recent Works of Konstantin Bessmertny” which is on display at the Gallery of Special Exhibitions of MAM. The exhibition features a total of 34 recent works by the Macau based artist Konstantin Bessmertny in such forms as paintings, sculptures, … Continue reading "Kostantin Bessmertny works on display at Macau Museum of Art"

14 Nov, 2016

Macau hosts Dr Sun’s 150th birth anniversary ceremony 

Various sectors of the local community hosted a ceremony on Tuesday at the Macau Cultural Centre in Nape to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr Sun Yat-sen. Dr Sun, also known as Sun Zhongshan or Sun Wen, is widely seen as the founder of modern China. He was born in Guangdong’s then … Continue reading "Macau hosts Dr Sun’s 150th birth anniversary ceremony "

9 Nov, 2016

Culture fund chief vows more support for film & music made in Macau

Cultural Industries Fund (FIC) President Leong Heng Teng said on Tuesday the fund would strengthen its support for projects related to fashion design, music, films and performance art, considering that the number of these projects account for a major part of the projects backed by the fund. Leong made the remarks at a press conference about … Continue reading "Culture fund chief vows more support for film & music made in Macau"

9 Nov, 2016

Macau to host international circus festival

A one-day show of the 3rd China International Circus Festival will be held at Macau Forum in Zape on Saturday, Ip Peng Kin, chief-of-cabinet of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, announced last week. According to Ip, 3,000 free tickets have been reserved for pupils, students and the elderly, while 1,000 will be given to … Continue reading "Macau to host international circus festival"

7 Nov, 2016

Street performances in Macau to become legal

The government will allow street performers to show their talents in three designated areas – the Taipa-Houses Museum, Mount Fortress Garden and Anim’Arte Nam Van – starting from November 11, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced yesterday during a press conference at the Macau Tea Culture House. Addressing the press conference, IC Vice-President Leung Hio Ming said the bureau will … Continue reading "Street performances in Macau to become legal"

26 Oct, 2016

Macau government insists on location of new central library

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said Tuesday on the sidelines of a regular Cultural Heritage Council meeting that the government had already made up its mind to build the new central library at the Old Courthouse. Ung also said the bidding process for the library’s detailed design plan would start later … Continue reading "Macau government insists on location of new central library"

28 Sep, 2016

Giant inflatable lantern rabbit displayed in Macau

A 11-metre tall inflatable rabbit and 40 rabbit lanterns, designed by architect Carlos Marreiros and local and Beijing artists were displayed on Saturday in the waterfront of Nam Van Lake promenade of One Central Macau to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival and the annual “Macao International Fireworks Display Contest.” Measuring 18-metre in length and 11-metre in … Continue reading "Giant inflatable lantern rabbit displayed in Macau"

5 Sep, 2016

Macau government plans to start central library construction in 2019

Construction to turn the heritage-protected Old Courthouse in Nam Van into the city’s new central library, a project estimated to cost about 900 million patacas not including the “detailed design” costs, is due to start in 2019, Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said on Tuesday. Ung made the comments during a … Continue reading "Macau government plans to start central library construction in 2019"

31 Aug, 2016

South China Book Festival first time to have Macau Pavilion

The 2016 South China Book Festival, which will include a Macau Pavilion for the first time, will be held at the Canton Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou from Thursday to August 25th , the Oral History Association of Macau announced during a press conference on Wednesday. The annual book fair has been co-hosted by the … Continue reading "South China Book Festival first time to have Macau Pavilion"

18 Aug, 2016

30th Macao International Music Festival to take place in October

Details for the 30th Macao International Music Festival (FIM) were unveiled Thursday at the Center of Tourism Activities, with 20 programs and 27 performances set to be part of the annual event. The festival will be held at a variety of cultural locations around Macau, including Arte Nam Van, the Macao Museum, the Dom Pedro V Theater and … Continue reading "30th Macao International Music Festival to take place in October"

29 Jul, 2016

Macau prepares to propose new heritage sites to UNESCO

The Macau government is preparing new heritage site in the to be presented to UNESCO with a view to including them on the world heritage list, the President of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) told newspaper Hoje Macau. Ung Vai Meng also said that by December this year three sections of the ancient walls … Continue reading "Macau prepares to propose new heritage sites to UNESCO"

26 Jul, 2016

Alexis Tam announces memorial to patriotic musician in Macau

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday the government planned to develop two Portuguese-style houses into a memorial to local musician and patriot Xian Xinghai, adding that the project was expected to be completed within the next two years. Xian, who was born in Macau in 1905, was one … Continue reading "Alexis Tam announces memorial to patriotic musician in Macau"

21 Jun, 2016

16th edition of Macau Fringe Festival to take place only in 2017

The 16th edition of the Macau City Fringe Festival, which was expected for this November has been postponed to January 2017. The information was disclosed by the head of the Department of Cultural Events of Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Kent Ieong. Ieong was speaking during a meeting with the press organized by the IC on … Continue reading "16th edition of Macau Fringe Festival to take place only in 2017"

15 Jun, 2016

First International Film Festival & Awards of Macau expects to attract 500 worldwide participants

The first edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM) expects to bring over 500 participants from the global movie industry, according to Lorna Tee, head of Festival Management during the presentation of festival’s program. The inaugural edition of IFFAM is scheduled to take place at the Cultural Centre and the Science … Continue reading "First International Film Festival & Awards of Macau expects to attract 500 worldwide participants"

30 May, 2016