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Philam Life Gallery opens at National Museum

NATIONAL Artist Vicente Manansala’smural series, “Pamilya,” which used
to be in the lobby of the old Philam Life building on United Nations Avenue,
now hang at the National Museum.

The National Museum of the Philippines recently launched a new gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist for Painting Vicente Manansala.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manansala’s Philam Life murals now at the National Museum


The National Museum of the Philippines is set to open a gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist Vicente Manansala. The works will hang at the new Philam Life Hall Gallery of the National Gallery of Art in the NM complex around Agrifina Circle in Manila.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

10-panel Botong mural undergoing conservation at National Museum

DAMAGED panel awaits conservation.

The process of conserving a painting is painstaking and slow; it is work requiring the patience of a stoic.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

With bank’s help, National Museum opens gallery of Guillermo Tolentino works

SECURITY Bank CEO Alberto Villarosa; Pinky Aquino-Abellada; Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Amando Tetangco Jr.; Security Bank chair Frederick Dy; and National Museum Chair Ramon del Rosario Jr. during the unveiling of Security Bank Hall in National Museum. PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

In line with the National Heritage Month, the National Museum inaugurated last May 30 the new Security Bank Hall of the National Museum.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DOT building to be transformed into Museum of Natural History

DIGITAL rendering of the stylized helix representing Filipino DNA and heritage

At long last the Philippines will have a Museum of Natural History.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

GSIS valuable, historical paintings transferred to the National Museum

Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life”: More accessible to public  PHOTO FROM CHRISTIES.COM

The Government Service Insurance System and the National Museum has kicked off implementation of a partnership formalized in February and meant to make the GSIS’ historical as well as high-value paintings more accessible to the public.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Old Senate Session Hall restored to prewar glory

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If the walls of the old Senate Session Hall in the former Legislative Building in Manila could speak, imagine the stories they would tell.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Night of a Thousand at the National Museum


When the first Night of a Thousand was held two years ago, it seemed the effort of many months and forward planning. The truth is, the idea of the benefit dinner was hatched in 60 days.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Palace: Marcos clothes have no historic value

Branded high heel shoes, once worn by flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos, sit among equally-damaged shoes and bags in a section of the National Museum in Manila. AP

A Malacañang official has said that a legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband when they were ousted by a 1986 “people power” revolt have no historical significance, except for some gowns.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Questionable National Artist’s works not submitted to National Museum for verification

More than a month after they were pulled out of an exhibit because of doubts expressed by art experts about their genuiness, paintings allegedly by the late National Artist for the Visuals Arts H.R. Ocampo have not been submitted to the National Museum for forensics test.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A PH museum first: Every weave tells Filipino story

OUR VERY OWN. Behind the first permanent exhibit of Philippine indigenous fabrics at the National Museum is Sen. Loren Legarda. LYN RILLON

The first permanent exhibit of Philippine fabrics is now open at the National Museum and behind it is Sen. Loren Legarda, who has merged her advocacy for the environment with her passion for fashion to put up “Hibla ng Lahing Pilipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery.”

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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