The Archives of Macao (AM), which is run by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), is holding an exhibition entitled “Pirates in the Waters of Macao” to showcase the “phenomenon of piracy in the surrounding waters of Macao” and how it impacted the city.
According to the AM website, the aim of the event is to encourage the public and researchers to study and investigate the subject matter and to give an account of the phenomenon of piracy from different angles, such as political, economic, social and cultural. The exhibition also aims to showcase the archives’ collection on the history of piracy in Macao’s coastal waters.
A text on the AM website notes that the exhibition features a selection of over 100 documents, maps and photographs that address the theme of piracy in the Pearl River Delta region, hence revealing “the diversity and thematic amplitude of the documentation, as well as developing knowledge about the multiple meanings of piracy for Macao during the second half of the 19th century until the 20th century.”
The exhibition runs until 31 January next year at the Archive of Macao building in 91-93 Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, which opens daily from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays).
Visitors are required to wear a facemask, show their Macao Health Code and have their temperature checked when entering the venue.