The Macao SAR Government Cultural Affairs Bureau has launched five collections, with a total of 18 distinctive cultural and creative products inspired by the collections of the Macao Museum and the Macao Museum of Art. These products are on sale around the city, and some of the items can be bought from vending machines located across Macao.
The products are jointly developed by the Bureau and Meet Culture Ltd, as a way to promote the development of the cultural and creative industries in Macao, strengthen the innovative application of local cultural and museum resources, and boost the design and production of products featuring local history and culture.
There are five collections developed from the museums’ works, including sketches by George Chinnery, the renowned British artist who stayed in Macao; carved pear-shaped vases from the imperial kiln of the Ming Emperor Hongwu; Shiwan ceramic lions and Kraak porcelain, featuring novel designs that are notable for their beauty and functionality.
The products include openwork metal bookmarks, document folders, ceramic coasters, washi tape, cotton handkerchiefs and other souvenirs.
For details of product specifications, information of museum’s collections, product prices and sales locations, please visit the websites of the Macao Museum (www.macaumuseum.gov.mo) and the Macao Museum of Art (www.mam.gov.mo).