López Museum and Library

Coordinates: 14°34′57″N 121°03′46″E / 14.58243°N 121.06279°E / 14.58243; 121.06279
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López Museum and Library
Lopez Museum signage
Former name
López Memorial Museum
EstablishedFebruary 13, 1960 (1960-02-13)
LocationBenpres Building, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°34′57″N 121°03′46″E / 14.58243°N 121.06279°E / 14.58243; 121.06279
TypeArt museum and library
Collection size500 artworks, 20,000 publications (2010)[1]
FounderEugenio López Sr.

The López Museum and Library, also known as simply the Lopez Museum, is a Philippine art and history museum and library located in Pasig, Philippines at the ground floor of the Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center.


The López Museum and Library was on February 13, 1960, by Eugenio López Sr.[2] It was among the first privately run museums in the Philippines and was originally housed inside a four-storey building designed by Angel Nakpil along Lancaster Street in Pasay.[3]

Initially founded as the López Memorial Museum, the institution was originally meant to be dedicated to López's parents, Benito and Presentacion López but shifted to maintaining a collection dedicated to Filipino heritage. Under its first curator, Renato Constantino, the museum acquired the Juan Luna painting, España y Filipinas which complemented López growing collection of Filipiniana books and maps.[4]

The López Museum moved to the Benpres Building in Pasig on April 19, 1986, with its previous building in Pasay later demolished.[3]

In 2012, it was announced that the López Museum would be moving to a building at the Rockwell Center in Makati.[5] However it was only in 2017, that the museum that the relocation process has started. The museum was closed as part of preparations for its relocation.[6] The museum's collection will be split in two locations: at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo, Rizal and a space at The Proscenium at Rockwell.[7][8]


The López Museum and Library is dedicated to housing artworks by reputed Filipino artists such as Juan Luna, and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Rizaliana memorabilia and Filipiniana materials and publications.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Lopez Memorial Museum and Library". ASEF Culture360. September 8, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "History: The Lopez Museum and Library". Lopez Museum & Library. Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Lico, Gerard (March 25, 2019). "The unadorned geometry of Lopez buildings and how it embodied post-war hope". ANCX. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Santa Rosa, R. (November 16, 2020). "Treasures from the Geny Lopez collection up for auction this month". ANCX. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "Lopez Museum will move to Rockwell". Inquirer Lifestyle. May 20, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "Galleries close to prepare for relocation". Lopez Link. December 13, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  7. ^ "How the Lopez-owned Benpres building sparked an entrepreneurial spirit". BusinessWorld. March 8, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "Benpres: How does one say goodbye to a building?". Inquirer Lifestyle. February 9, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2021.