The Macao Museum of Art is situated besides the Macao Cultural Centre and belongs to the Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau. The total area is 10,192 square metres, of which about 4,000 square metres are exhibition areas. It is the largest Museum of cultural relics and arts in Macao.
Macao is a renowned historical city having both Asian and Western characteristics. As an art Museum, what we want to display here is such taste with the speciality of traditional oriental culture combined with the artistic flavour of the Western civilization. We hope our visitors will feel the unique atmosphere of art and culture here through our exhibitions.
Our collections are mainly from the previous Camões Grotto Museum and feature its collections and purchases of the past years. The most important ones are those rare cultural relics and artworks, such as the ceramics and stoneware excavated from Heisha in Macao, the Guangdong paintings and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the seal cuttings of the famous experts in Guangdong, Shiwan ceramics, Western paintings (historical paintings) arising in Macao and its neighbouring area during the 19th Century, the contemporary art of Macao, poster designs, photographic works, and so on. The splendid ceramic human statues from Shiwan in Guangdong are one of the most prestigious collections in the world. Moreover, the series of early Western paintings, the contemporary art of Macao, poster designs and photographic works are the best portraiture that reflect the history and culture, as well as art development, of Macao.
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