In response to this year’s International Museum Day, 17 museums in Macao co-organize a large-scale museum event, the “2018 Macao International Museum Day Carnival” themed “The Mobile Museum – Taipa Houses x Taipa Story” on Sunday, 13 May, from 2pm to 6pm, at the Taipa Houses. The inauguration ceremony of the “2018 Macao International Museum Day Carnival” will be held on Sunday, 13 May, at 3pm, at the Taipa Houses, and will be attended by representatives of in the Department of Culture of Guangdong Province, the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong S.A.R. Government and its subsidiary museums.
During the Carnival, the museum booths will host a variety of activities, including the Exhibition of the Works of the Photography Contest of the International Museum Day of Macao, 2018 and the Exhibition on “Evolution of the Wetland in Avenida da Praia, Taipa”, Taipa VR and AR experience studios, DIY Workshop on Planting Aquatic Plants, Tung Sin Tong Playmais Workshop, Workshop of Firecracker Key Holders, Reminiscing in Taipa – Sketching, Making money boxes with decorative Taipa traditional cakes, Painting Taipa scenes in watercolour, Making Fridge Magnets of Taipa Pawnshop, Interactive YOYO Card, Intriguing talk about red wine and Macao as a Creative City of Gastronomy, among others; Ornithological observation session in the wetlands at the Taipa Houses and guided tours on the history and evolution of Taipa streets; a photography area with a fishing scene in the old days as background, as well as game booths featuring the themes of car racing, fire safety, seaplane model competition, among others. Advance registration is required for some of the activities mentioned above. The Carnival is open to the general public and all residents are welcome to participate.
This year’s 2018 Macao International Museum Day Carnival is jointly organized by the Nature and Agrarian Museum, the Grand Prix Museum, the Tung Sing Tong Historical Archive Exhibition Hall, the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business, the Fire Services Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Communications Museum, the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History, the Handover Gifts Museum of Macao, the Lin Zexu Memorial Museum of Macao, the Macao Science Center, the Macao Tea Culture House, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial House in Macao, the Macao Museum, the Macao Museum of Art, the Wine Museum and the Taipa Houses. In May, each museum will organize other celebrations, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and free admission days. For more information, please visit the Macao Museum’s webpage at www.museums.gov.mo, or follow the Cultural Affairs Bureau or the Macao Government Tourism Office’s WeChat accounts or call through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.