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Check out weaving demo today at National Museum

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Almost every weekend, Sen. Loren Legarda invites an indigenous group with a dying fabric-making tradition to do a demonstration of their weaving techniques.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Showcase of Bangsamoro art

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FORMER Sen. Santanina Rasul, chair ofMagbassa Kita Foundation,
Inc., and NationalMuseum director Jeremy Barns open the
permanent exhibit on Bangsamoro art at Museum of the Filipino
People.

National Museum director Jeremy Barns was beside himself. “Can you imagine, the Bangsamoro has a Pegasus!” he exclaimed, referring to the mythical horse in Greek mythology.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Admiral Hotel demolished despite National Museum hold advice

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Heritage conservation issues continue to hound the Manila City Hall under Mayor Joseph Estrada as another important structure is being demolished, apparently with go-signal from the city government, to give way to development.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Museum displays articles of war and peace

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On the National Heritage route of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ recent Pasinaya open-house festival was the seldom-seen lantaka exhibition at the National Museum, probably known only to those interested in ancient Filipino warfare.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Disappearance of the Angono petroglyphs inevitable, but…

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A DETAIL showing what Dr. Jesus Peralta believes to be images of sick infants drawn by their parents. His theory is that the parents applied “sympathetic magic” by drawing their children on the rock shelter to transfer their diseases onto the pumice. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

Efforts to document the etchings of the Angono petroglyphs could be the best way, for now, to ensure that these are not forgotten.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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