Category Archives: Artifacts

Miniature Spanish Town and Manunggul Jar

The town of San Diego described by Dr. Jose Rizal in Chapter 10 of the Noli Me Tangere is a microcosm of a typical Spanish pueblo or town. An interactive video presentation of the miniature San Diego comes to life in the Spanish period National Historical Institute.

I’m not sure what museum this picture was taken from (or was it at the National Historical Institute).

A brief note was written at the back of the picture.

The showcase for pre-conquest history of the Philippine includes a replica of the Manunggul jarAmbahan writings on bamboo tubesCalatagan jar and Laguna copperplate which contain ancient inscriptions.

Searching for art galleries to visit this vacation

The family decided to make good use of the summer vacation by visiting art galleries especially the ones that are easy to locate. Besides the National Museum, we want to try to visit a couple of art galleries that I’ve seen from this website. I’m also posting a couple of photos from the site (credit to the owners).

Art galleries, museums, parks are just a few interesting and inexpensive places to visit to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Photo via Facebook: Light & Space Contemporary

Photo via Facebook: Silahis Center

Free admission to National Museum for women this month

women's month

The artwork is a detail from the “Modern Maria Clara” (1958) by National Artist Victorio Edades (1895-1985). © Aissa Domingo and the National Museum of the Philippines (2016)

From March 1 to 31, women will have free access to the National Museum located in Manila, Kiangan, Kabayan, Vigan, Angono-Binangonan Petroglyph Site, Tabaco and Butuan.

The works of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s “Larawan” and “Sabel” series can now be viewed at the National Museum of Fine Arts at the Old Legislative Building in Manila.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines/

Hopefully, the kids and I will be able to check the museum this weekend, a sort of treat to our birthday girl, Naomi. 🙂