Archives of Macao

1. The Archives of Macao are responsible for:

1) Collaborating in the process of developing the archival policy of the MSAR;

2) Studying, developing and improving archival systems and measures;

3) Promoting the technical development of archive management, protection and use;

4) Developing instructions for archival management;

5) Promoting the conservation and incorporation of archives;

6) Organising and providing descriptions for the archives and the documents contained in archival funds;

7) Improving the methods and criteria for the assessment of archives, as well as establishing the respective mechanisms;

8) Collecting archives of historical interest held by Public Administration services, legislative and judicial organs, legal persons of administrative public utility, and other institutions of public interest;

9) Promoting the attainment of private archives of historical interest and other documents related to the MSAR;

10) Drafting guides, inventories, catalogs and indexes of archives and documents with relevance to the MSAR;

11) Issuing opinions, upon request, on the setting up of periods of storage in the archives, as well as on proposals for the removal and disposal of documents held by Public Administration services, legislative and judicial organs, legal persons of administrative public utility, and other institutions of public interest;

12) Proposing the adoption of necessary measures to safeguard assessed archives or archives pending assessment;

13) Proposing the exercise of preemptive rights by the MSAR in the transmission of archives and documents of historical interest;

14) Proposing an administrative ban on any actions that might put the archives at risk;

15) Promoting the collection and preservation of oral history archives;

16) Promoting the study and use of archives and documentation, in order to encourage cultural dissemination;

17) Promoting vocational training in the archival field;

18) Performing other legally required duties.

2. The Archives of Macao is headed by a Director and governed by internal regulations, approved by Order of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, to be published in the Official Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

No. 91-93, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macao
Tel: (853) 2859 2919
Fax: (853) 2856 1495
Email: info.ah@icm.gov.mo