Highlights of events

Date

Events

Photograph

1952/06/28

Founded as “Macao General Archives” under Ministerial Legislative Diploma No. 5 within the Civil Administration Services of Macao.

 

1979

Renamed “Historical Archives of Macao”, restructured and moved into the Education and Culture Department to receive records from public services.

 

1982/03

Relocated from Sir Robert Ho Tung Library to its present premises at No. 91-93, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macao.

 

1983

Joined the International Council on Archives.

 

1986

Moved into the Cultural Institute (now Cultural Affairs Bureau).

 

1986

Co-organized book exhibition “From Portugal to Far East” with the National Library to celebrate the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities.

image001 image001

1987 - 1989

Operated in the premise of the present Macao Conservatory at No. 16, Avenida de Horta e Costa during the reconstruction of the archives building.

 

1989/07/21

Completion of the reconstruction of the building of the Historical Archives of Macao.

image002 image002

1989/07/21-29

Organized an exhibition of historical documents, entitled “Portugal and the Far East”, with the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal and the Portuguese Overseas Archives.

image003 image003

1989/10/31

Promulgation of Macao’s archival legislation under Decree-Law No. 73/89/M and approval of “Regulations of Historical Archives” under Administrative Rule No. 183/89/M.

 

1990

Using of PORBASE, a Portuguese database in cataloguing.

 

1990/05/22-06/01

Organized exhibition “Paintings of China Trade II”.

image004 image004

1990/06/07-20

Co-organized exhibition “Early Photographs of Macao and Canton” with the Preparatory Committee of the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities.

image004 image004

image005 image005

 

 

1990/09/28-10/10

Co-organized exhibition “Drawings of Beijing Ancient Observatory in the 16th to 19th Century” with the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal and the Portuguese Overseas Archives to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the 450th anniversary of the founding of Society of Jesus.

image006 image006

1991

Co-organized “Bibliographic Exhibition of Luís Gonzaga Gomes” with the School of Languages and Translation of Macao Polytechnic Institute.

image006 image006

1991

Co-organized bibliographic exhibition “The Jesuits in Asia” with Macao Central Library.

image006 image006

1991/10/22-31

Organized record and documentation exhibition "Relations of Portugal with Asia and the Far East".

image007 image007

1991/10/22-31

Co-organized exhibition “Father Antonio da Silva Rego’s life and his works” with Macao Central Library.

image008 image008

1992/11/16-12/16

Co-organized an archival materials exhibition “Macao and the East in the Torre do Tombo: Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries” with the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal. 

image009 image009

1992/12/04-10

Organized an image and documentation exhibition dedicated to “Centenary of Fernando de Lara Reis”. 

image010 image010

1993

Became a founding member of EASTICA - the East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.

image011 image011

1992/11/16-12/02

Co-organized exhibition “Drawings of Beijing Ancient Observatory in the 16th to 19th Century” with the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal and the Portuguese Overseas Archives to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul’s College (1594-1994).

image012 image012

1995/03/20-05/05 Co-organized exhibition “Drawings of Beijing Ancient Observatory in the 16th to 19th Century” at the Mission of Macao in Lisbon, Portugal with the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal, the Portuguese Overseas Archives and the Mission of Macao in Lisbon to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul’s College (1594-1994).   

1995/12/05-07

Hosted the 2nd General Assembly of EASTICA (the East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives).

image013 image013

2000/02/03

Renamed from “歷史檔案室” to “歷史檔案館”  in Chinese in pursuant to the Order of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture.

 

2001/08/30-31

Co-organized "Academic Seminar on Archives in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao" with Guangdong Provincial Archives Bureau and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong.

image014 image014

2002/03/22-24

Organized seminar "Utilization and Promotion of Archives" comprising of presentations on "Historical Archives and Historical Research" and "Ban on Maritime Activities, Great Evacuation and Macao in the Early Qing Dynasty" by Professor Wei Qingyuan and "Academic Value of Genealogy Records as Archives" by Mr Danny Chin Ching Man.

image015 image015

image016 image016

 

2002/12/03-04

Hosted the Executive Board Meeting of EASTICA (the East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives) and seminar “Archival Legal Matters and Challenges Confronting Archives in the Region”.

image017 image017

2003/10/15

Organized a seminar on management of electronic records, with Mr Pitt Kuan Wah, Director of the National Archives of Singapore, speaking on “From Understanding Basics of Records Management to Managing Electronic Records and Archives”  and Mr Li Guoqing, Deputy Director-General of Shenzhen Municipal Archives Bureau, speaking on "Theoretical Framework and Progress of the Shenzhen Digital Archives Project".

 

2005/08/22-10/22

Presented “Exhibition of Plans of Macao Historic Buildings”.

image018 image018

2005/12/07- 2006/03/05

Co-organized exhibition “Treasures from the Gilded Cabinet — Historic Documents from China” with Macao Museum.

image019 image019

2006/01/05-21

Co-organized training course on active records management (theory and practice) for public services of the Macao SAR with EASTICA (the East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives) and the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government. 

 

2007

Adopted the “International Standard for Archival Description” (ISAD(G)) issued by the International Council on Archives (ICA) and developed a new archive management system for description and cataloguing.

image020 image020

2010/02

Launched an on-line archive catalogue on the Archives’ website.

 

2010/06/12-07/10

Organized archives exhibition“Remembering Almeida Ribeiro Avenue” to celebrate International Archives Day and China Cultural Heritage Day.

image021 image021

2011/02/17

Signed a memorandum concerning strategic cooperative relations in the field of record management with Renmin University of China.

image022 image022

 

2011/06/11-08/14

Co-organized archives exhibition “How Many Are We?” with Statistics and Census Service of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government to celebrate International Archives Day and China Cultural Heritage Day.

image023 image023

image024 image024

2011/09/24 

Organized “Allegiance of Revolutionaries: Seminar Commemorating the 100th  Anniversary of the 1911 Revolution”.

image025 image025

 

2012/03/26-04/14

Hosted ceremony, seminar and exhibition on “Archival Donations from Mr Vong Chau Son”.

image026 image026

image027 image027

2012/05/10    

Co-organized with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government a lecture comprising of sessions “Records Management” presented by Professor Gong Xiaodong and “Digitization of Paper Records”  presented by Associate Professor Qian Yi, both from the People’s University of China.

image028 image028

2012/06/09-09/09

Organized “Witness to Macao History — Chan Tai Pak’s Recollections of Over Half a Century” and four related lectures to celebrate International Archives Day and China Cultural Heritage Day.

image029 image029

image030 image030

 

2012/06/16

Hosted a workshop on oral history given by Mr Pitt Kuan Wah, former Director of the National Archives of Singapore.

image031 image031

2012/11/10-25

Co-organized “Philanthropy in Medical Care — Historical Photographs Exhibition” with the Macau Alumni Association of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences.

image032 image032

2013/02/27-06/21

Hosted a workshop on office records and archives management given by Mr Simon Chu Fook-Keung, former Director of Hong Kong Government Records Service.

image035 image035

2013/06/08-12/07

Presented exhibition “An Art of Precision — Shipbuilding in Macao, its People, its Craft and Society” and related lectures and workshops.

image036 image036

image037 image037

image038 image038


 

2013/08/29-09/11

Organized a workshop on western document conservation and restoration techniques given by Ms Barbara Ingrid Hassel, a specialist in book and paper conservation from Germany.

image039 image039

2013/12/10-13

Hosted a workshop on oral history given by Mr Pitt Kuan Wah, former Director of the National Archives of Singapore.

image040 image040

2013/06/10-12/07

Organized “The Times of Typhoon ― Exhibition of Macao’s Archival Materials” and related lectures. 

 

image041 image041

image042 image042

 

2014/06/25

Organized Gujin xingsheng zhi tu (Map of advantageous terrain past and present) presentation ceremony and seminar.

image043 image043

image044 image044

 

2013/06/30-07/04

Hosted a workshop on oral history given by Mr Pitt Kuan Wah, former Director of the National Archives of Singapore.

image045 image045

 

2015/06/10-12/06

Organized archival exhibition “Shanghai Portuguese Refugees in Macao (1937-1964)” and a range of related lectures.

image045 image045

image045 image045

 

2015/09/14-18

Hosted a workshop on oral history given by Mr Pitt Kuan Wah, former Director of the National Archives of Singapore.

image045 image045

2015/10/19

Organized an introductory course on the practice of electronic record preservation and protection in Taiwan, lectured by Mr Chang Wen-Hsi, a senior archivist from Taiwan.

image045 image045

2015/10/20

Supported the Education and Youth Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government in the organization of records management seminar.

image045 image045

2015/10/20

Memorandum of understanding for cooperation in archival domain signed between the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries of Portugal in the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal.

image045 image045

2015/10/21

Cooperation protocol signed between the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal in the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre in Portugal. 

image045 image045

2015/12

Co-organized training courses on “Records Management and Planning” and “Public Records Management” with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

image045 image045

2015/12/29-2016/04/09

Organized exhibition “The Mastery of Shipbuilding ― Fishing Junk Models by Wan Chun”. 

image045 image045

 

 

2016/01/01

Renamed from “Historical Archives of Macao” to “Archives of Macao” pursuant to Administrative Regulation no. 20/2015.

2016/01/08-19

Organized a records management training course for the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/02/23-03/17

Organized “Records Management Training Course (Business Records)” for the Education and Youth Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/03/29

Received a delegation of four members led by Lee Sang Jin, Head of the National Archives of Korea.

2016/04

Organized an exchange session on business records management for the Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/05

Organized an exchange session on business records management for the Sports Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/05/19

Jointly nominated by the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal and the Archives of Macao, the collection of “Chapas Sínicas” (Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886) has been inscribed on the Asia-Pacific Register of the Memory of the World.

 

2016/06/08-12/04

Organized exhibition “Memories of Moments — Macao and Lusophone African and Asian Regions in Photograph Postcards” and related lectures.

 

2016/07/04-08

Hosted a workshop on oral history given by Pitt Kuan Wah, former Director of the National Archives of Singapore.

2016/07/20

Organized a lecture on "Management of Digital Records and Good Practices of Digital Preservation” given by Director Adrian Cunningham of the Digital Archives Program of the Queensland State Archives in Australia.

 

2016/08/04-12

Organized a records and archives management training course for the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/10/11-2017/01/29

Presented exhibition “Shanghai Portuguese Refugees in Macao (1937-1964)” at the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

2016/10/26-11/04

Organized a records description training course given by Joana Braga, an archivist from the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal.

 

 

2016/11/09

Organized an exchange session on records management for chiefs of the Financial Services Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2016/11/09

Launched publication “Witness to Macao History – Chan Tai Pak’s Recollections of Over Half a Century” in the “Macao Oral History” book series.

 

2016/11/26-27

Held the launching of publication “Thirty-three Years in Radio — Interview with the Broadcaster Leong Song Fong” in the “Macao Oral History” book series, inauguration of exhibition “Thirty-three Years in Radio — the Broadcaster Leong Song Fong” as well as related lectures and activities.

 

2017/03/03-09/01

Organized exhibition “Shanghai Portuguese Refugees in Macao (1937-1964)” and the launching of publication “Refugiados de Xangai. Macau (1937-1964) ” edited by Professor Alfredo Gomes Dias at Alfredo Pimenta Municipal Archives of the Municipality of Guimarães in Portugal.

 

2017/03/31

Organized a lecture on “Retention and Preservation of Public Records” given by Dr Chen Shu-Mei from the Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies of Chengchi University of Taiwan.

2017/03/31

Organized a lecture on “Relocation and Building of a Records Repository” given by Dr Chen Shu-Mei from the Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies of Chengchi University of Taiwan.

2017/06/09-12/03

Organized “Macao Illustrated — Exhibition of City Plans and Architectural Drawings from the Macao Archives’ Collection” and related lectures.

 

2017/07/04-12

Organized “Records Management Training Course (Business Records)” for the Education and Youth Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

2017/09/18-10/12

Organized “Public Records Management Training Course” for the University of Macau.

 

2017/10/09-20

Organized a records description training course given by Joana Braga, an archivist from the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal.

2017/10/30

Jointly nominated by the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal and the Archives of Macao, the collection of “Chapas Sínicas” (Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886) has been inscribed on the Memory of the World International Register.

 

 

2017/12/01

Organized a training on "Records and Archives Management" for the Government Information Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region. 

2017/12/02

Received the visit of students of the programme of Postgraduate Certificate in Archival Studies co-organized by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education and EASTICA (the East Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives).

2017/12/06-2018/08/12

Organized exhibition “A Century of Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro”.

2018/02/02

Launching of publication “Over Half a Century as a Teacher and Geography Researcher ― Interview with Vong Chau Son”

2018/02/09

Organized an exchange session on administrative records management with the Government Information Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

 

2018/03/06-06/29

Organized exhibition “Memories of Moments ― Macao and Lusophone African and Asian Regions in Photograph Postcards” at the Office of Economic and Commercial Delegation of Macao in Lisbon.

2018/04/17

Organized an exchange session with the Office of the Macau University of Science and Technology Library. 

2018/05/24-25

  
Co-organized with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government an introductory session titled “Technical Specifications of Digitization of Paper Records in the Mainland” presented by Associate Professor Qian Yi from Renmin University of China.

2018/07/07-12/07

Co-organized exhibition “Chapas Sínicas — Stories of Macao in Torre do Tombo” and related lectures with the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal.

 

2018/07/13

Organized a lecture on “Records Disaster Prevention and Recovery” and an exchange session on “Records Disaster Prevention, Recovery and Conservation” spoken by Director Jing Xiukun of the Institute of Archival Science and Technology of the State Archives Administration.

 

 

2018/08/29

Received the visit of archivists from Korea.

2018/12/01

Received the visit of students of the programme of Postgraduate Certificate in Archival Studies co-organized by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education and EASTICA.

2018/12/01

Organized exchange session “So Far and So Near: From Chapas Sínicas to Stories of Macao” between President Mok Ian Ian of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and teachers and students of Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau).

2018/12/04-06

Organized seminar “Concepts and Practices of Construction Project Records Management” given by Professor Gong Xiaodong from Renmin University of China.

2019/03/05 Organized seminar “Long-term Digital Preservation” presented by Adrian Cunningham, a specialist in records and information management from Australia.
2019/03/16-07/19 Organized “Public Records Management Training Course” (four sessions) for different levels of civil servants of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.
2019/03/26-28 Invited and received Director Jiang Li of the Institute of Archival Science and Technology of the State Archives Administration, who visited Macao to give guidance and direction on repository building.
2019/05/31 Launched publication “From a Successful Teacher to a Renowned Writer – Interview with Iau Chi Vai” in the “Macao Oral History” book series.
2019/06/13 Organized seminar “Classification and Retention Period of Records of the Cultural Affairs Bureau” for leadership and management personnel of the Bureau. 
2019/06/24-07/29 Organized workshop “Retention Schedule for Functional Records of the Cultural Affairs Bureau” (two sessions) for relevant personnel of the Bureau.
2019/06/28-12/27 Organized “A Cherished Memory from 1999 ── Archives Exhibition in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Macao to the Motherland” and two related lectures. 
2019/09/02-06 Organized a training on mass deacidification of archives lectured by German specialist Andrea Renate.
2019/09/09-13 Organized a training on ancient book binding lectured by German specialist Marlen Börngen.
2019/10/07-31 Organized exhibition “Shanghai Portuguese Refugees in Macao (1937-1964)” at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. 
2019/10/08-2020/02/08 Organized exhibition “Chapas Sínicas — Stories of Macao in Torre do Tombo” at the National Archive of Torre do Tombo of Portugal in Lisbon. 
2019/10/09-12/27 Organized exhibition “A Cherished Memory from 1999 ── Photographs Exhibition in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Macao to the Motherland” at the Office of Economic and Commercial Delegation of Macao in Lisbon. 
2019/10/26 Organized “Public Records Protection Training Course” for different levels of civil servants of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.
2019/12/04-05 Co-organized with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government a lecture on “Long-term Preservation of Digital Records - - The Experience of Australia and Mainland China” (two sessions) given by Director Adrian Cunningham of the Digital Archives Program of the Queensland State Archives in Australia and Associate Professor Qian Yi of Renmin University of China.