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Rappler's latest stories on museums in the Philippines


Flag Day: Dapitan’s Rizal museum raises banner for COVID-19 frontliners

May 29, 2020 - 2:54 PM

‘This year, our display of flags takes on a greater meaning,’ says the Museo ni Rizal-Dapitan, echoing the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Staff members of Museo ni Rizal-Dapitan near the replica of Rizal’s casa redonda. Photos by Ryan Tan

While on lockdown, Ayala Museum goes online – and on Animal Crossing

May 22, 2020 - 8:11 AM

What's it like to view the works of Juan Luna on Animal Crossing? Strange, but amusing.

MERCH. For this exhibit, all custom merch are free – visitors get a QR code for the custom designs after the visit. Photo by Rappler

Ayala Museum is taking its International Museum Day events online

May 18, 2020 - 5:11 PM

It involves an Animal Crossing tour, so sign up now

ISLAND TOUR. The Makati-based museum goes online to celebrate International Museum Day. Photo from Ayala Museum

Martial Law museum set to open by 2022

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Freedom Memorial Museum wll follow the 'brutalist' design that won the contest launched by the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission

Restored Cariño House reopens in Candon, Ilocos Sur

Jun 14, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Before there was the Philippine Republic, there was the Republic of Candon and we now have a museum for it

HISTORICAL HOUSE. The Cariño House in the heart of Candon City was recently restored and turned into a museum. Photo by Frank Cimatu

IN PHOTOS: The new Chinatown Museum in Binondo

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Chinatown's rich history comes alive in this museum

THE STORY OF CHINATOWN. Binondo's history comes alive in the Chinatown Museum. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Something new to see in the old Walled City – Museo de Intramuros

May 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Intramuros' latest attraction opens its doors to the public on May 2, with admission free for the next 6 months

Media launch of Museo de Intramuros. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Museum of Philippine Economic History opens in Iloilo

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The museum features galleries highlighting the industries, trade, and commerce in the Philippines through the years

LANDMARK. NHCP Chairman Dr. Rene R. Escalante (fourth from the left) and Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon (fifth from the left) unveil the Historical Marker of the Museum, along with other officials. All photos by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

'A confession': Gus Albor marks 49 years of art with Ayala Museum exhibit

Nov 24, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The exhibit is the biggest gathering of the abstract artists' works

ABSTRACTIONIST. Gus Albor's body of work from 1969 to 2018 is going on exhibit at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of the Ayala Museum

Watch Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo come to life at the Ayala Museum

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The first-ever Aguinaldo and Bonifacio VR 360º diorama experience starts September 25

National Museum will be 'primary keeper' of Filipino heritage

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Senate Bill No. 1529 or the National Museum of the Philippines Act seeks to expand the functions and operations of the country's premier museum

HERITAGE. The Senate approves a bill seeking to expand the functions of the National Museum. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Travel through Space-Time with The Mind Museum's new Space Adventure exhibit

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Kids aged 2 to 12 can look forward to this interactive exhibit as it launches for a limited run

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND. Learn about space and all its secrets at the Mind Museum. All photos by Alexis Betia/Rappler

Visit the Destileria Limtuaco Museum, the house that the red bikini built

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For almost 40 years, this distillery was the one place in Intramuros you couldn't visit

DISTILERIA LIMTUACO MUSEUM. After 40 years, the museum is now open to the public. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Entrance to the National Museum now 'permanently' free

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Admission is now permanently free of charge for all visitors

Photo from Facebook/National Museum of the Philippines

Lopez Museum's 'Drawing the Lines' exhibition: The art of news

Mar 20, 2016 - 1:23 PM

See editorial cartoons magazine covers and propaganda paintings throughout the years at the Lopez Museum and Library s Drawing the Lines exhibition

All photos by Rome Jorge/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: Robots in the real world

Jul 12, 2015 - 8:40 AM

They live – and work – among us

Join! Establishing Community Museums workshop in Davao

Jul 20, 2014 - 3:35 AM

Want to learn how to set up community museums or revitalize existing ones?

Explore these 5 museums in Metro Manila

Apr 27, 2014 - 7:42 PM

UPDATED As an alternative to the malls why not try taking the kids to one of Metro Manila s beautiful museums? Here are 5 kid friendly options

360 VR: A different Diorama Experience

Oct 30, 2013 - 11:28 AM

60 milestones of Philippine history are interpreted through dioramas since the 1970 s

Cultural agencies to restore damaged heritage structures

Oct 15, 2013 - 5:36 PM

A team of experts that will be formed and will visit the sites starting October 17 with mobilization fund from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

HERITAGE IN DANGER. The bell tower of the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Loboc, Bohol is in ruins. Photo by Robert Michael Poole

Free admission to all national museums this October

Oct 02, 2013 - 6:31 PM

The free admission applies to all 14 branches of National Museum and the flagship museums in Manila: the National Art Gallery Museum of the Filipino People and National Planetarium

Rediscovering, revisiting the National Museum

Jun 12, 2013 - 3:10 PM

On Independence Day Rappler finds out if the National Museum is still relevant and why it is worth a visit

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM. What is now the National Museum was the Legislative Hall before World War II. All photos by Pia Ranada

Kiddie museum makes int'l debut

Mar 27, 2012 - 8:53 PM

The Philippines first children s museum Museo Pambata receives its first international award months before its 18th birthday

HANDS-ON DISPLAYS. Kids enjoy Museo Pambata's interactive exhibits. Photo from Museo Pambata