My Love Affair with Museums
I love going to museums since I went back to Manila as an adult. Maybe, as always, scared of the consumerist atmosphere of malls or I have a phobia for places with so many different people like malls!
Last Saturday, May 18, the world celebrated the International Museum Day. Many museums opened their facilities to the public on that day with free admission. Of this year, I heard Lopez Museum, Ayala Museum, and National Museum among others that are open for the International Museum Day. I decided to visit Ayala Museum on that day, and I was with Alexis and Ian on that day!
And here are my buddies on that day, Ian and Alexis! (Source)
Here is a painting by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, exhibited at the third floor of the Museum. The third floor of the museum exhibits creations of Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel. (Source)
Here is the diorama of the Battle of Mactan in the second floor of the Museum. The Second Floor exhibits dioramas of important historic events in the Philippines. (Source)
Somewhat missing in the photo is the Crossroads of Civilization exhibit, which features some of the best archaeological finds in the Philippines. Golden ornaments and household items are made by our ancestors, very long before the Europeans set foot here. The finds also conclude that we already have a developed society long before and has learned the importance of gold.
Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corne Dela Rosa Street in Makati City. If you get lost, the nearest landmark is Greenbelt 5.
Celebrating the loveliness of the museums, here are the links of the other museums I’ve already visited.
PS: All photos above are “patago” shoots from my mobile phone so don’t go on asking me on Ayala Museum’s photography rules. Photography in DSLR and Compact is strictly prohibited, I don’t know if the museum applies the same rules with mobile gadgets.