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National Museum displays articles of war and peace


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…

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 »

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 »