Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My World#48 Philippine National Museum

The National Museum (Pilipino: Pambansang Museo) is a heritage site in itself as it is one of the few buildings that remained standing after the extensive bombing of Manila during WWII. It is just about 2-3 blocks away from the Manila Ocean Park along Padre Burgos St. and just beside another historic building, The Manila City Hall.

This museum is a repository of Philippine artifacts, paintings and art pieces by Filipino artists.

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This is the Spoliarium. The most prominent piece of art in the museum and a painting done by Juan Luna and was submitted by him to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884, where it garnered a gold medal. It is housed inside the Bulwagan ng mga Maestro, the main gallery, which is the room at the center lobby of the National Museum.



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3 comments:

Catherine November 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

I always love looking round museums and this looks a good one..

Sylvia K November 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM  

Yes, I love museums and like Catherine, I think this looks like a very interesting one! Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments as always!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Anonymous October 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

hi~ how were u able to get a photo of the spoliarium? is taking photos allowed inside the museum? i'm visiting the national museum soon. i'm from davao :)

lourdes

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