Recreation

Titas’ Day Out: Museum-hopping

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Last week we had our ‘field trip’ at the National Museum. I’ve always wanted to go on a museum-hopping so when my friends wanted to go somewhere, I suggested we visit the National museum since they’re near and best of all free!

The National Museum has 4 buildings: the main National Museum, the Planetarium, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the soon-to-open National Museum of Natural History. All branches are located around Rizal Park in Manila and open Tuesdays-Sundays 10:00 am-5:00 pm. There is no entrance fee except for the Planetarium’s full dome show which is 50php for non-students, 40php for senior citizens, and 30php for students.

HOW TO GET THERE

The National Museum is located at P. Burgos Drive Rizal Park, Manila. You can get there by jeepney going to T.M Kalaw and get off at Rizal Park’s Relief Map of the Philippines or Mabini Harrison and get off right in front of the main museum at P. Burgos drive. The nearest LRT station to Rizal Park is U.N. Avenue Station where you can get off and just walk towards T.M Kalaw street.

NATIONAL MUSEUM 

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The main building of the National Museum (National Museum of Fine Arts) is a 4-storey art gallery that features works of Filipino artists from the national artists to the contemporary. It celebrates art and culture of the Philippines through out history.

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Entrance to the Museum (I love the details esp. the door handles shaped in N and M)
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The Spoliarium by Juan Luna (I did not imagine it was this big lol)
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The Pink hallway lined with sculptures by Isabelo Tampinco Y Lacandola
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Wooden Santos, Gallery I Luis I. Ablaza Hall. Why do they have missing hands? o.O
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A wall of paintings from the gallery, Los Dos Pintores Juan Luna y Felix Hidalgo (Collection of paintings of Juan Luna and Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo)
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Rizal the Reformist by Martino Abellana. My favorite piece in Gallery V which displays several portrait busts and paintings of our national hero. (because Pepe’s eyes are sparkling lol)
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emoting by the window~
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Lualhati by Gulliermo Tolentino
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Hallway of paintings
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Filipino Struggles Through History, mural by Carlos “Botong” Francisco
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Doomed Family by Dominador Castañeda from Gallery VIII which displays works that depicted scenes from the Japanese occupation during WWII
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Gallery XXI The Art Protis of Federico Aguilar Alculaz
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Photo form The Valley exhibit by Pierre de Vallombreuse
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Photo form The Valley exhibit by Pierre de Vallombreuse

PLANETARIUM

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The Planetarium has a dome that uses the GM-15 Goto Planetarium Projector to project astronomical bodies in their shows that aims to share astronomical information with the public. For a small fee you can watch any of their 3 shows: Hayabusa, A Planet for Goldilocks (the show we saw), and Journey to a Billion Suns. They also have a free exhibit that features constellations, space shuttles, and other dioramas of celestial bodies.

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love the details of their entrance!

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

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The National Museum of Anthropology contains the anthropology, archaeology and zoology division. It houses exhibits of the Ivory Trade, San Diego wreckage, National living Treasures, different ethnographic collections, “Kaban ng Lahi” archeological treasures, Baybayin, and many more.

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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The National Museum of Natural History is set to open for the public on May 18, 2018 in celebration of International Museum Day.

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cap it off with dirty ice cream 😀
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happy titas~ ^___^

 

It was an educational and fun-filled day for us. We got to know more about our country, its history and its people. As we walk through the halls of these museums we learn more of our heritage at the same time reflect on what’s happening in the present. It was definitely a day well spent. (◕ᴗ◕✿)

 

 

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