National Museum

I read on Facebook that the National Museum was allowing people to get in for free for the entire month of October in celebration of Museums and Galleries Month . Since I have been wanting to go to National Museum for quite some time now, I saw this as a sign that I should not ignore.

1. It's FREE!
2. They are temporarily allowing DSLR's to be used inside. Eeekkk!

Of course, there were a few reminders that needed to be met and here they are. Please adhere to them esp the no touching and no flash photography. I took it upon myself to remind other people and reprimand those who were stupid and abusive. I am referring to those who still uses flash eventhough they have been told not to. For me, those people are stupid and should have been thrown out of the museum.

When we got there yesterday, we were lucky enough to park right in front of the museum. I took it as a god sign because it was just about to drizzle and seriously, a parking right in front of the steps of the museum? Wow!


 When we went inside, what I saw left me breathless.







The structure, the paintings, the sculptures were all so amazing. I'm actually going to do a separate posts on the paintings I liked the most because I feel that it deserves to have one.

The Spolarium was simply AMAZING. It leaves you feeling small and breathless. It makes you feel the pain of the people in the painting and yet, you are so grateful that it was actually captured by the painter.

It is AWESOME!

Please visit the National Museum and show support and appreciation for this fine institution that helps preserve these timeless treatures.

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20 comments:

  1. same here in Butuan-the branch of the NM is having a free entrance. I always enjoy seeing the artifacts that our ancestors used ..nice day to spend it with your family.

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  2. I really love going to a museum. Looking at the paintings, sculptures, etc..Filipino artistry sure win!

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  3. OMG Kathy! I'm seriously taking a break from work tomorrow! I'm going to ask my beau to come and visit the National Museum (since it's his day off tom too). I can't believe I just heard/read about this now. :( Good thing it's still october.

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  4. I never been to National museum before, good thing they will open it for "FREE", thanks for sharing this I still have time to catch up before it closes this end of October.

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  5. I haven't visited the National Museum but I should really do this as some of the Filipino Artworks like the Spolarium is the best in the world.

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  6. I was in College (4th year) when we visited National Museum. A very interesting place to visit to know more about Filipinos' rich cultures and traditions.

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  7. For the love of art, museums are a must.. I really just wonder why flashes are not allowed to be used inside, and even tripods...

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    1. Flashes have effects on paintings ... they can accelarate deteioration. As for tripods, it could injure other people or worse, fall on the painting and ruin it forever.

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  8. thanks for the heads-up. I will definitely visit the National Museum. Whah. its been a decade na ata since I've been there.

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  9. wow indeed your very lucky! I wanted to see the solarium also! xx

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  10. Lucky you! And wow, SLRs are allowed?! A lotta photogs must be rejoicing.

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  11. I have never been to a museum before, I guess I should try to visit one some day. From the photos I presume you went there with your family and I bet all of you had a great time there. =)

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  12. I will definitely visit the National Museum soon, I think every Filipino should.. :)

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  13. I will definitely visit the National Museum soon, I think every Filipinos should.. :)

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  14. This is the perfect place for my 3 year old daughter. We haven't visited any museum so I'm sure she'll loves it. :-)

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  15. museums are very educational..it makes us realize how talented our national artists are..hope to be able to visit the national museum someday...Yahweh bless

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  16. I've only been in the National Museum once, and I'd love to pay it a visit again :D Will try to tag the boyf before the month ends. Hopefully we'll be able to go

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  17. I've been to the National Museum twice. Each time I felt scared and in awe at the same time. I'm not really good with very lifelike renditions and statues. :P

    Is the house from Mindanao (at least I think it was Mindanao) still in the courtyard on the 1st floor? :)

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