October last year, the National Museum had opened its doors free to public and we didn’t missed it. Believing in a simple fact of life: best things in life are free.
FIRST VISIT: Oct 25, 20012
SECOND VISIT: Oct 31, 2012
This year you can visit it for free during the Museums and Galleries Month, see my post. 🙂
Free entrance to the museum and galleries of the National Museum of the Filipino People the whole month of October 2013.
SPOLIARIUM- the biggest painting I ever saw in my entire life. I was overwhelmed really. Never thought that this was huge (should’ve listened attentively to my history teachers).
Spoliarium is a Latin word referring to the basement of the Roman Colosseum where the fallen and dying gladiators are dumped.
Fascinating manunggul jar excavetad at Manunggul cave at Palawan but you don’t really need to fly to Palawan. Just visit and see it for yourself at the National Museum.
The gallery for national treasures, view it 360 degrees here.
Do you have an eye for artistry? Test it with all the galleries from paintings to sculpture, like this one.
This seems creepy when Jose Rizal (painting) is looking. A gallery all for himself.
Amorsolo – the National Artist. A gallery of some of his sketches and paintings.
This is my most favorite gallery, the evolution of medicine in the Philippines expressed in huge artistic works.
Don’t mess with this big guy here. See his boney mates at the Bones gallery.
Filipinos at heart. Be Proud!
Please visit our own museums and do it for free the whole month of October. ♥
Free Admission to all National Museums.
“To celebrate Museums and Galleries Month, we are opening our doors for free from tomorrow, 1 October until 31st. This includes all the 14 branches of National Museum and our flagship museums in Manila: the National Art Gallery (former Old Legislative Building), Museum of the Filipino People (former Old Finance Building), and National Planetarium.”
© Aissa Domingo and the National Museum of the Philippines (2013)
I have to be early to print out my lesson plan, and since I don’t have any idea where I could find one near the Pearl of the Orient Tower, I decided to get off LRT at Central Station and walk the busy streets of San Marcelino where during my college days we often do our research and rents computers.
I knew exactly where I could print out my lesson plan and I also need to find a photocopying machine so I’d crossed roads going to Adamson University, got lucky found one that is open that early. Then, walking again until I reached Taft Avenue but before riding a jeep I took a snapshot of my Alma Mater -Philippine Normal University.