The National Museum of the Philippines (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution in the Philippines and serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the Philippines. Since 1998, the National Museum has deemed as reg ...
ulatory and enforcement agency of the National Government in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations throughout the Philippines.
The National Museum operates the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium, all located in the vicinity of Rizal Park.
National Museum of the Philippines News
To celebrate World Whale Day, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Rizal Park, Manila, yesterday unveiled to the public its newest permanent display: the Marinduque Sperm Whale.
"At the Hyundai Philippines Entrance Hall of the NMNH was the Marinduque Sperm Whale, a 13.25-meter (43.5 feet) long sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) skeleton suspended from the ceiling," the National Museum said in a statement.
"The story of how the skeleton of the whale came to the National Museum began in 1994, when a report from Porferio de Guzman of Barangay Buangan, Torrijos, Marinduque rega ...
Images of the Philippine Rise Marine Natural Reserve and the Benham Bank are now part of the collection of the National Museum of Natural History.
The exhibit, called "The Journey Towards the Protection of the Philippines Rise," includes videos and photos of the marine biodiversity and reefscapes of the Philippine Rise.
The exhibit was donated by Oceana Philippines to the National Museum last November. It is now available for public viewing.
"This Museum of Natural History was precisely intended to serve as a center of science and education. This museum has, since its opening last May ...
Considered to be one of the most visited destinations in Metro Manila for this year, since its official public viewing on May 18, the National Museum of Natural History has continued to receive much attention on and off the internet. It can clearly be seen that a lot of thought has been put into the establishment and curation of this now very famous museum. Right off the bat, visitors of the museum would see how astonishing the details of the building itself are.
Museums play a big role in reminding us of how we grow as a people. Through arts, installations, and precious artifacts, they awaken our desire to know more about our rich culture, our history, and our environment, which make up our national identity.
This is a long overdue post. And since I convinced myself that I am busy, I never really got to post about the weekend that was well spent in Manila.
Four months after the Philippine National Museum of Natural History opened to the public, we were able to visit the new treasure of the city of Maynila!