Since the 1980s, Macau has seen an increase in its population due to the intense immigration of people arriving from China. The current population of Macau comprises mostly Chinese with a notable Portuguese community and residents of other nationalities. With the fact that Macau was once under Portuguese rule, this multi-cultural concept that Macau is famous for has been ingrained in their culture for centuries. Attesting to such claims is its urban mesh and the architecture for many of its buildings. However, the accelerated cultural, economical and technological transformation of Macau has rapidly changed at the risk of losing all its unique characteristics. For this reason, the Macau Museum and other museums in Macau took necessary steps to protect, conserve and value the existing unique identity of the city.
The Macau Museum’s plans of formation began in April of 1995 while construction started by September of 1996. It was then [Read more…]