Highlights of events

Date

Events

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28 June 1952

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.

 

March 1982

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

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

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1987 to 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.

 

21 July 1989

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

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21 to 29 July 1989

Organized an exhibition of historical documents, entitled “Portugal and the Far East”, with the Tropical Research Institute of Portugal and the Portuguese Overseas Archives.

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31 October 1989

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.

 

22 May to 1 June 1990

Organized exhibition “Paintings of China Trade II”.

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7 to 20 June 1990

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

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28 September to 10 October 1990

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.

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1991

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

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1991

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

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22 to 31 October 1991

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

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22 to 31 October 1991

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

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16 November to 16 December 1992

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

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4 to 10 December 1992

Organized a photograph and document exhibition dedicated to "Centenary of Fernando de Lara Reis".

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1993

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

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16 November to 2 December 1992

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.

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5 to 7 December 1995

Hosted the 2nd General Assembly of EASTICA.

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3 February 2000

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.

 

30 to 31 August 2001

Co-organized an academic seminar on archives in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao with Guangdong Provincial Archives Bureau and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong.

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22 to 24 March 2002

Organized a seminar on 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 Danny Chin.

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3 to 4 December 2002

Hosted the EASTICA Executive Board Meeting and seminar on “Archival Legal Matters and Challenges Confronting Archives in the Region”.

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15 October 2003

Organized a seminar on management of electronic records, with 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 Li Guoqing, Deputy Director-General of Shenzhen Municipal Archives Bureau, speaking on "Theoretical Framework and Progress of the Shenzhen Digital Archives Project".

 

22 August to 22 October 2005

Presented “Exhibition of Plans of Macao Historic Buildings”.

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7 December 2005 to 5 March 2006

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

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5 to 21 January 2006

Co-organized training course on active records management (theory and practice) for public services of the Macao SAR with EASTICA 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.

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February 2010

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

 

12 June to 10 July 2010

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

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17 February 2011

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

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11 June to 14 August 2011

Organized an archives exhibition entitled “How Many Are We?” in cooperation with Statistics and Census Service of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government to celebrate International Archives Day and China Cultural Heritage Day.

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24 September 2011 

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

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26 March to 14 April 2012

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

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10 May 2012    

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.

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9 June to 9 September 2012

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.

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16 June 2012

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

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10 to 25 November 2012

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

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27 February to 21 June 2013

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

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8 June to 7 December 2013

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

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29 August to 11 September 2013

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

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10 to 13 December 2013

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

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10 June to 7 December 2013

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

 

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25 June 2014

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

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30 June to 4 July 2013

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

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10 June to 6 December 2015

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

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14 to 18 September 2015

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

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19 October 2015

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

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20 October 2015

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

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20 October 2015

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.

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21 October 2015

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. Under the protocol, exhibition “Shanghai Portuguese Refugees in Macao (1937-1964)” would be relocated from the Historical Archives of Macao to the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre for continuing display in October 2016. The activity marked the beginning of a friendly cooperation between the two institutions and a new impulse to the cultural exchange between China and Portugal.

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December 2015

Co-organized with the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government two records management training courses that focused respectively on the topics of “Records Management and Planning” and “Public Records Management”.

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29 December 2015 to 9 April 2016

Organized exhibition “The Mastery of Shipbuilding – Fishing Junk Models by Wan Chun” and activities.

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1 January 2016

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

8 to 19 January 2016

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

23 February to 17 March 2016

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

29 March 2016

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

April 2016

Organized a seminar for exchange of ideas on business records management for the Social Welfare Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

May 2016

Organized a seminar for exchange of ideas on business records management for the Sports Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

19 May 2016

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.

 

8 June to 4 December 2016

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

 

4 to 8 July 2016

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

20 July 2016

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

 

4 to 12 August 2016

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

11 October 2016 to 29 January 2017

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

 

 

24 October to 4 November 2016

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

 

 

9 November 2016

Organized a seminar for exchange of ideas on records management for chiefs of the Financial Services Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government.

9 November 2016

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

 

26 to 27 November 2016

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.

 

3 March to 1 September 2017

Presented 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.

 

31 March 2017

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.

31 March 2017

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.

9 June to 3 December 2017

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

 

4 to 12 July 2017

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

18 September to 12 October 2017

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

 

9 to 20 October 2017

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

30 October 2017

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.

 

 

1 December 2017

Organized a training on records and archives management for the Government Information Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

2 December 2017

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.

6 December 2017 to 12 August 2018

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

2 February 2018

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

9 February 2018

Organized a seminar with the Government Information Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region for exchange of ideas on administrative records management.

 

6 March to 29 June  2018

Presented 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.

17 April 2018

Organized a seminar with the Office of the Macau University of Science and Technology Library.

24 to 25 May 2018

  
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.

7 July to 7 December 2018

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.

 

13 July 2018

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

 

 

29 August 2018

Received the visit of archivists from Korea.

1 December 2018

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.

1 December 2018

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

4 to 6 December 2018

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