Workshop Offered by the Historical Archives of Macao

Date : 19/01/2010

The Binding Workshop organized by Historical Archives at the beginning of this month received very positive support from the public. Considering the enthusiastic response, the Historical Archives will hold another Binding Workshop on Saturday 23rd of January from 14.00 to 17.00. Participants can learn more about binding, one of the techniques used to protect Macao’s precious documentary heritage, as well as gain a deeper understanding of how handmade books are sewn together. Conservation professionals will introduce and demonstrate this traditional technique and support participants as they make their own hardcover notebook. By the end of the three-hour session, participants will be able to take home their own hardcover notebook … and perhaps offer it as a beautiful New Year gift! No previous experience is required but participants must be at least ten years old. Please visit the Historical Archives of Macao (open Mon-Fri, 09:30-18.30) on Tap Seac Square to register beforehand and pay the workshop fee of MOP$20. Places are limited and will be distributed according to order of registration.

In addition, the Historical Archives will hold an Academic Research Lecture in the Cultural Affairs Bureau Auditorium (Edifício do Instituto Cultural, Tap Seac Square, Macao) at 6:30pm on Friday 22 January. Kara Chan, Professor at the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, will give a lecture on “Growing up in Macao: A Study of Materialistic Values among Children and Adolescents. The lecture will be given in Cantonese with Portuguese and English simultaneous interpretation. Entrance is free. For further details, please contact Ms. Chu of the Macao Historical Archives of the Cultural Affairs Bureau at 85986537.