Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ChaMike at Ayala Museum on International Museum Day

*Ayala Museum

Do you know that aside from ChaMike Monthsary, May 18 is also International Museum Day

Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organized worldwide. It's exciting to go to museums during this day because almost all museums offer discounts or even free entrance fees.

Mike started this ChaMike tradition last year when he got a big discount at The Mind Museum. Since then we promised ourselves to go to different museums every May 18.

ChaMike at The Mind Museum last year

This year we planned on visiting Ayala Museum. They offer free entrance! Too bad Mike had work on that day so we decided to move it to the next day. Pero no promo na :(

*Promo Poster

But that didn't stop us for fulfilling our pact. Mike insisted to push through with our International Museum Day Date at Ayala Museum <3

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue just beside Greenbelt Mall. Entrance fee is P150 for adults if you only visit 1st floor to 3rd floor, if you want to visit all floors from 1st floor to 4th floor entrance fee costs P225 each. We availed the latter and started from 4th floor going down.

4th Floor Gallery
Gold of Ancestors
An exhibit of gold objects such as earrings, necklace, rings, plaques and many golden artifacts that existed in the Philippines before colonization of the 16th century.

Almost all gold artifacts were found in Surigao

Gold Digs

Most interesting gold artifact! Chastity cover

Embroidered Multiples
A collection of Century Philippine Costumes from the 18th to 19th century. The exhibit 
includes trousers, blouses, handkerchieves and other rare garments.

hanky pankies

A Millennium of Contacts
This gallery features more that 500 Chinese and Southeast Asian Trade Ceramics recovered in the Philippines. 

Trade ceramics were not made for royal courts but for local and foreign commercial markets

Chinese merchants brought ceramics to the Philippines in exchange for pearls, tortoise shells, areca nuts etc

non imperial blue and white ware

3rd Floor Gallery
Pioneers of Philippine Art
One hundred years of Philippine art from the late 19th to the 20th century in the works of Amorsolo and Zobel.

Fernando Amorsolo is one of the most famous Filipino national artists. He uses impressionistic techniques and shimmering sunlight on pastoral landscape.

some of Amorsolo's masterpieces

Fernando Zobel  is a non-objective modernist painter. In 1960s he retired from his family business and moved in Spain to pursue the life of a full-time artist.

Fernando Zobel's abstract artworks

2nd Floor
The Diorama Experience
Is a permanent collection of Philippine history diorama, from prehistoric to the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Lapu-lapu and Magellan's fight
Filipino-Spanish Blood Compact

Boat Gallery
The Ayala Museum's collection of finely crafted ship models.

*Boat Gallery

1st Floor
Pioneers of Philippine Art
Gallery of Juan Luan artworks. Juan Luna is one of the first recognized Filipino artists. An award winning master painter of realism, one of his most famous works were Spolarium (now in Philippine National Museum) and El Pacto de Sangre (now in Malacanang).

Juan Luna's artworks

I love museums. I love history. Traveling is an exciting way to learn history. Till our next International Museum Day Date :)

Makati Ave, cor Dela Rosa Street, Makati City Philippines

Contact Numbers:
(02) 757-7117 to 211


*from Ayala Museum website

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