In order to share its valuable collections with the public, the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, hosts the exhibition “Memory of the Past – Exhibition of the Macao Museum Postcards Collection” until 18th April 2021. The opening ceremony was held on 25th September (Friday), at 6:30 pm, at the main hall of the Museum, and was officiated by the acting President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Cheong Lai San; the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, Yin Rutao; the Member of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau, Rosa Leong; the Member of the Cultural Consultative Committee, Lin Guangzhi; and the Member of the Cultural Heritage Committee, Tam Chi Kuong.
Divided in two areas, namely “Macao in the Old Days” and “Today’s Macao”, the exhibition features a total of over 180 selected postcards and associated items from the Museum’s collection, leading visitors to get to know the city’s “Coastal Scenery”, “Elegant Architecture” and “Lush Gardens” in those bygone days, as well as the characteristics of the small city, including “Interlaced Lanes”, “Accessible Transportation”, “Recreation and Entertainment” and “Outstanding Talents and Profound Culture”, thereby manifesting Macao’s social and cultural nature highlighting the co-existence of different ethnics and cultures.
In order to complement the exhibition, multimedia installations and an education area will be available in the venue, allowing visitors an overview of the changes in Macao’s landscape in an interactive manner. Free souvenir postcards will also be distributed onsite with free postal service provided for a limited number of visitors on a first-come, first-served basis; each person may enjoy the service once only. In addition, the Macao Museum will launch an online virtual reality (VR) exhibition dedicated to this exhibition, so that visitors can enjoy it online via the Museum’s website anytime and anywhere. Details will be announced in due course.
To further prevent the spread of the pandemic, cleaning and disinfection procedures have been reinforced in the Macao Museum, and all visitors are required to wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks, present valid health codes and cooperate with the crowd control measures. The Macao Museum is open daily from 10am to 6 pm (the ticket booth closes at 5:30 pm) and is closed on Mondays. Admission is free for the general public on Tuesdays and the 15th day of every month, as well as for Macao residents who present a Macao SAR Resident Identity Card. For more information about the exhibition and other related activities, please contact the Macao Museum through tel. no. 2835 7911 during office hours or visit the respective websites at www.macaumuseum.gov.mo or www.icm.gov.mo.