The Historic Centre of Macao is not only a testimony of Macao’s historical development but also an important cultural resource of the city, the cultural root and driving force behind its future development. On 15 July 2015, the Historic Centre of Macao celebrates the 10th anniversary of its recognition as World Heritage. For this occasion, the Cultural Affairs Bureau organizes “Commemorative activities of the 10th Anniversary of the inscription of The Historic Centre of Macao on World Heritage List”, aiming at raising the general population’s interest in Macao’s World Heritage, as well as raising awareness for the universal value of the Historic Centre of Macao. Programmed activities include several new historic and cultural facilities in operation, exhibitions, a seminar and new publications, cultural performances, and highlighted activities, all of which are open to the public’s participation.

Acknowledgements (in no particular order)

Ministry of Culture of the P.R.C.

People's Government of Henan Province

Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government

State Administration of Cultural Heritage of the P.R.C.

Bureau for External Cultural Relations and Office for Culture Affairs with the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Regions of the Ministry of Culture of the P.R.C

Department of Culture of Henan Province