In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China, the Macao Museum of the Cultural Affairs Bureau is hosting ‘A Pearl of the Sea – Exhibition of Macao’s Urban Evolution’. The opening ceremony was held at the Macao Museum at 6:30 p.m. today (27 December) and officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR, Mok Ian Ian; Deputy Chief of the Division of Culture and Sports of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Xin Jianbo; Member of the Cultural Heritage Committee, Ip Tat; President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; and Acting Head of the Department of Exhibitions and Museums of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR, Loi Chi Pang. The exhibition will be open to the general public from today until 19 April 2020.
Macao has been increasing land resources through reclamation since the mid-19th century, which subsequently has had a profound impact on its overall urban development. The gathering and integration of different cultures over the past centuries have resulted in the combination of Chinese and Western styles in the city’s architecture and the emergence of new landscapes amid urban development. ‘A Pearl of the Sea – Exhibition of Macao’s Urban Evolution’ features 101 exhibits divided into four sections: ‘Geographical Change’, ‘Past View and New Image’, ‘Infrastructure Constructions’ and ‘A New Chapter’, seeking to give both residents and tourists a better understanding of Macao’s achievements in a variety of fields over the last 20 years since the handover, and present a brand new historical image of Macao. Urban functions of Macao have been improving with the completion of large infrastructure projects; through the public transport facilities such as ferry terminals, sea-crossing bridges, the airport and the Light Rapid Transit, Macao is connected to neighbouring cities and many other places around the world.
To complement the exhibition, an educational area and multimedia installations have been made available inside the venue to give visitors a more realistic and intriguing experience of Macao’s urban development. The Macao Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (the ticket booth closes at 5:30 p.m.). For further details about the exhibition and other related activities, please contact (853) 2835 7911 during office hours, or visit www.macaumuseum.gov.mo or www.icm.gov.mo.