Relive Your Roots And Feed Your Artistic Mind At The National Museum Of The Philippines

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

History is an important part of a country. The culture and the roots of the people should be remembered and never forgotten as it is the very foundation of our national identity, and the reason why we are right here, living our lives.

The National Museum of the Philippines is a museum of and for the Filipino people. The most important ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological, historical, and visual artistry of the Philippines from the prehistoric period to the modern times are kept inside the buildings found in Manila.

If you want to have a good look and view of the Philippines’ history, it is a must to visit the National Museum of the Philippines.

Starting from the National Museum of Fine Arts which is built with stylized Corinthian columns and Renaissance inspired sculptural forms, it will surely have your jaw drop to the ground with its magnificent exterior visuals.

The NM opens today, Handog sa Bayan: Isang Solong Pagtatanghal ni Leonilo Doloricon at the Trustees Hall until September 24, 2017. The exhibition features gifts to the nation of 50 prints made by the artist, using various techniques in printmaking, such as woodblock, linocut, rubbercut and lithograph. These were produced during a span of three decades up to the present, the earliest of which were done in 1987. Mr. Doloricon has created some of these works in Manila, while few were made during his artist-residency program at the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium in 2015. The works to be exhibited express themes of various social issues, from land reform to labor to foreign relations, most of which are recurring subjects throughout the artist's body of work. Photo by Erwin Sebastian. © The National Museum of the Philippines (2017) #natmuseumph #prints #neildoloricon #handogsabayan #pamana #philippineartists #philippineart #artph #exhibitionsmanila #exhibition #manilaartscene

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Juan Luna’s “Spoliarium” will welcome you as you enter the museum, and right at the moment of your very first step inside, you will be fed by the wonders of Filipino arts and culture.

The museum is a must-see for fine arts enthusiasts as it will satisfy your hungry self with aesthetically beautiful and intricate sculptures and statuettes from Filipino artists. Walls filled with meaningful and historical paintings will also welcome you along the corridors.

Formerly known as the Museum of the Filipino People, the National Museum of Anthropology is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines that houses the Archaeology Division, Ethnology Division, Exhibition, Editorial and Media Production Services Division (EEMPSD), Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division (MUCHD), and Museum Services Division (MSD).

To celebrate the National Museum's First Anniversary of Free Admission to all our facilities, we are opening our doors at the National Museum of Anthropology. Guests can now expect more space and less queues to welcome you to our premiere museum dedicated to Archaeology, Ethnology and Underwater Cultural Heritage. We will proceed to open our doors to the public after a short program with the National Parks Development Council Executive Director Penelope Belmonte as our guest of honor. Watch this space for further announcement. © The National Museum of the Philippines (2017) #natmuseumph #NationalMuseum #philippines #freeadmissionanniversary #rizalpark #luneta #npdcphofficial #pamana #kultura #instakultura #manilaph #manilaevents #WheninManila #manilatour

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The National Museum of Anthropology houses various ethnographic artifacts from the different ethnic groups of the Philippines. The weapons, tools, musical instruments, clothing, and accessories of different people in the country are also featured inside the museum.

Having a tour inside the museum can also make you imagine how our ancestors lived their lives as the various unearthed materials from different time periods are also displayed.

Next on the list is the National Museum of Natural History. It was just recently opened to the public this May and it already gained huge attention from Filipinos and foreign visitors.

There are a lot to see inside the museum that you should not miss as you stroll around the city of Manila. The replica of Lolong, the largest crocodile in captivity, will welcome you right at the main entrance of the museum. The recreation of Nilad Mangrove, the different galleries, and so much more will satisfy the art-savvy in you and will have you think about visiting the museum over and over again.

The National Museum of Natural History is also perfect for field trips especially for the children who likes to see Lolong’s replica.

Visiting the National Museum of the Philippines will make you relive your roots and at the same time, feed your imaginative and artistic mind. Not only did you have your time to learn many things about the Philippines, but you also got plenty of Instagrammable photos to feed your followers.

The museums not only cater and feed the curious minds but also give families the time to bond and catch up with each other.

It is also a perfect place to have young children get a personal view of the replicas of some ancient artifacts and understand the interesting culture of the Philippines.

Everyone is welcome to explore the beautiful history and culture of the Philippines as the museums are permanently open and free of admission to all visitors, may you be a Filipino or a foreigner who wants to feel the warmth of being a Filipino.

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