February 24th, 2011
Visiting the CCP Museum is one of the places in Manila that I want visit this year. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this museum. Here are the details in case your interested…
The Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino is an integrated humanities museum established in 1988. It gathers together the works of Filipino traditional artists and preserves Filipino artistic traditions; studies and interprets these to provide a deeper understanding of Filipino national culture evolving with and for the people; and strengthens the people’s awareness of the integral, dynamic role of creativity and artistic expression in national life and culture.
A permanent exhibit entitled “Diwa: Buhay, Ritwal at Sining” showcases significant Filipino artistic traditions and explores the development of Philippine art and aesthetics in the socio-cultural context.
Another important permanent exhibit is the CCP Collection of Traditional Asian Musical Instruments from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, Thailand, China and Korea.
The CCP Museum also presents special changing exhibitions, provides curatorial assistance, and organizes workshops on indigenous art forms.
The CCP Museum is open from Tuesdays till Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Admission fees are P40 for adults and P20 for students and children. Exhibit hours are extended to 10pm if there are performances at the Main Theater. For inquiries and booking of guided tours, please call the Museum Unit at Tel Nos. 832-5094, 832-1125 local 1508
It opens from 10:00am to 6:00pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance fee costs only Php40 for adults and Php20 for students and children.