Japan’s Ghibli Museum recently started a YouTube channel to provide virtual tours for all of us stuck at home during quarantine. Did you know that some local museums are doing the same thing? Here are some Philippine museums that have partnered with Google so we can “visit” them from the comforts of our own homes.
The core of Ayala Museum’s historical collections are 60 handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history. Ayala Museum also features a one-of-a-kind boat gallery showcasing miniatures of some of the watercrafts that contributed to the development of Philippine maritime trade and colonial economy. Archaeological and ethnographic objects from the country’s Northern and Southern cultural communities complement the historical collection. The fine arts collection features important works by painters Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel.
The Intramuros Administration has an extensive collection of artifacts that represent the Spanish Colonial Period from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
After recognizing the historic importance of the old Executive Building and the significance of the long and rich institutional heritage of Malacañan Palace and the Philippine presidency in 2001, a museum was reestablished in Kalayaan Hall that would be accessible to the general public as well as official visitors and guests, and the same time ordered the restoration of the structure, its rooms, fixtures, and furnishings.
Install the Google Arts and Culture app to explore virtual reality tours above.
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