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SEVERAL CULTURAL FACILITIES TO BE SUCCESSIVELY REOPENED





The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) successively reopens several heritage sites, cultural and artistic spaces and museums from 16 March (Monday), and can implement various control measures to limit the amount of tourists to stop the danger of novel coronavirus infection.



Several public libraries and museums under the auspices of IC are reopened to the general public since the start of March. ranging from 16 March, IC will successively reopen several cultural facilities, including World Heritage sites like Mandarin’s House (only the bottom floor and novelty shop are going to be hospitable the public), the Ruins of St. Paul’s (only the Largo da Companhia de Jesus are going to be hospitable the public), the Guia Fortress (only the outdoor space are going to be hospitable the public), the faucet Seac Gallery, the Mount Fortress Corridor and therefore the Xian Xinghai Memorial Museum. The Lou Kau Mansion (only the bottom floor are going to be hospitable the public), the Taipa Houses (including the Macanese Living Museum, Nostalgic House and Exhibitions Gallery), the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History and therefore the Handover Gifts Museum of Macao, also because the cultural space like the Macao Fashion Gallery will reopen from 17 March. All guided tours, workshops and talks held at the cultural facilities are suspended.







In addition, various renovation and enhancement works are currently administered in some cultural facilities, improving the conditions for future maintenance and visits, implementing the measure “Welfare-to-Work” of the SAR Government, and minimizing the influence of tourists . Currently, the cultural facilities under construction include the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt, the Treasure of Sacred Art of the St. Dominic’s Church and General Ye Ting’s Former Residence.

In order to cooperate with the preventive measures, various control measures are going to be implemented within the cultural facilities to limit the amount of tourists . IC has strengthened the cleaning and disinfection altogether facilities before its opening. Members of the general public must wear their own face masks, take blood heat and present the health declaration before entering the facilities, also as cooperate with the gang control measures on-site.

Some of the cultural facilities will remain closed thanks to space conditions. The reopening date of such facilities are going to be announced in due course. For updates, please visit IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo, its official WeChat account “ICMacao” or “IC Art” page on Facebook.

Annex: Arrangements on the opening of the cultural facilities of the Cultural Affairs Bureau

Cultural facilities that has been partially reopened to the general public earlier:

Macao Central Library, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, S. Lourenço Library, Patane Library, Ilha Verde Library, Mong Há Library, Taipa Library, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Taipa, Seac Pai Van Library, Library in Ho Yin Garden, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park, room of the Archives of Macao, box office on the bottom floor of the Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, Cinematheque • Passion

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