The Macao Museum under the Cultural Affairs Bureau and its affiliated galleries, including the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business “Tak Seng On”, and the Mount Fortress Corridor, will remain open as usual during the holidays of the Establishment Day of the Macao SAR, the Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Residents and tourists are welcome to visit the Museum and its galleries during the aforementioned holidays. Macao Museum will open to the public for free on the Establishment Day of the Macao SAR on Sunday 20th December 2009. In order to meet the needs of visitors, the Winter Solstice on the 22nd (Tuesday), the Christmas holidays on the 24th and 25th (Thursday and Friday), and New Year’s Day on 1st January 2010 (Friday) will open as usual. In addition to the permanent exhibitions presented by the Museum, residents and tourists may enjoy the temporary exhibition “Red Years – Exhibition of Photographs by Zheng Jingkang”, which is currently on display. The exhibition showcases photographs featuring the Sino-Japanese War during the 1940s on 20th Century, the War of Liberation, and the peaceful period from the founding of the PRC to the 1960s taken by Zheng Jingkang - the accomplished first-generation professional photographer of the New China - whose photograph was used as the template for a huge oil portrait of Chairman Mao that hangs from the Tian’anmen rostrum. The Macao Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm, and closes every Monday. Ticket sales close at 5:30pm. For opening hours of all affiliated galleries and details of the above exhibition, the public may contact 2835 7911 during office hours or visit www.macaumuseum.gov.mo.