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Free Entrance to All National Museums This October

Music and Arts By October 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , No Comments
© Aissa Domingo and the National Museum of the Philippines (2013)

© Aissa Domingo and the National Museum of the Philippines (2013)

In celebration of Museums and Galleries Month, the National Museum of the Philippines will open its doors, for the entire month of October, with free admissions to all 14 branches of the National Museum across the country and their flagship museums in Manila: the National Art Gallery (former Old Legislative Building), Museum of the Filipino People (former Old Finance Building), and National Planetarium.

About the National Museum

The National Museum of the Philippines or NM is a government agency museum that includes research and conservation programs within the museum and throughout the archipelago. The museum houses three buildings in Manila; The Museum of the Filipino People, The National Art Gallery and the National Planetarium that are repositories of the natural and cultural history of Filipinos and our environment. The collection ranges from thousands of years ago to the present. In addition, there are 19 branches of the NM located in all regions of the country, representing the origins and visual representations of Philippine culture.

The primary mission of NM is to acquire, preserve, exhibit and foster scholarly study and appreciation of works of arts, specimens and cultural and historical artifacts of the Philippines.

Museum fees are Php 150.00 for adults, Php 120.00 for group tour adults and Senior Citizens, and Php 50.00 for students and Php 40.00 for Group tour students. These new rates will allow you to visit the National Art Gallery (in the Old Legislative Building), the Museum of the Filipino People (in the Old Finance Building) and the exhibitions at the National Planetarium. Museum Hours are the same: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (except for the Planetarium which is closed on Sundays). Closed to the public on November 1, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday.

Official Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines

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Bikol Churches – 1941

Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Photography By November 28, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I saw this post on Facebook from Planet Naga about four months ago. I had been too busy though to post it on my blog (or post anything actually). Today I am taking the time to share these beautiful photos. Much thanks for all these.

 

Pre-war Bicol. Bicol Region is known as one of the strongest bulwarks of the Catholic Faith since Hispanic times. In fact, during its inception, the prelate of Manila was under the Diocese of the Nueva Caceres. in This album, we shall explore the different Catholic churches all over the region, their different architectures and physical structure before war invaded Bicol in 1942.

BUHI, CAMARINES SUR - 1941

LABO, CAMARINES NORTE - 1941

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This is What I Missed Out – TEDx in Manila

Music and Arts By October 9, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

My beloved boss, though learned late of the event, managed to get me a ticket but due to the rains, I was not able to make it.

Nick Olanka goes to post this on Facebook, and darn it, this makes me wish I took the bus last night!

 

Theme: How Art and Culture Can Change Our World

Quezon City, Philippines
October 8th, 2011

About this event

One artist recently put it to us that “Hope starts when people work on changing how we think. This is why art is important. Art is the expression of the ideas and aspirations of people, and they form the foundation of culture.”

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