QUEZON CITY, (PIA) — The National Museum of the Philippines has announced that the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila will be temporarily closed to the public starting Monday, July 18, 2022.
The temporary closure must give way to preparations for the back-to-school exhibition of “Magellan, Marilyn, Mickey and Padre Damaso: 500 years of conqueror rock starsby national artist Kidlat Tahimik.
According to the National Museum, the exhibition was commissioned and presented in Spain at Madrid’s historic Palacio de Cristal by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, this exhibition by the famous filmmaker and visual artist managed to attract nearly 500,000 visitors between October 2021 and March 2022.
Several installations depicting the cultural struggles and aspirations of the Filipino people over the past 500 years feature larger-than-life sculptures, all showcasing Filipino craftsmanship.
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Meanwhile, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Natural History remain open to everyone. Admission is free and walk-in visitors are accepted. (National Museum/PIA-RCN)