It is but fitting to say that before you set foot to yet another foreign museum, why not brush up your cultural roots by seeing our very own first?
While you still can’t afford to leave our houses and travel to nearby cities, these local museums are opening its virtual doors for you to explore while on quarantine.
Here are three Philippine museums that have teamed up with Google so you can visit while in the comfort of your own homes. Just install the Google Arts and Culture application first to explore virtual reality tours.
Located in the reconstructed San Ignacio Church and Convent within the historic walled area of Intramuros in Manila. Museo de Intramuros features an extensive collection of ecclesiastical art, furniture, vestments, textiles, and other artifacts that represent the Spanish Colonial Period from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The museum is managed by the Intramuros Administration (IA), which is an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The Ayala Museum is a six-story building that houses ethnographic and archeological exhibits on Filipino culture, art, and history. Located in Makati, Metro Manila, The Ayala Museum’s historical core collections are the 60 handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history. It also features the fine arts collection features important works by painters Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel.
This museum was reestablished in Kalayaan Hall, one of the most historically distinguished of the buildings that comprise the Malacañan Palace complex.
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