National Museum Complex (Manila)

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National Museum Complex
Three museums of the complex: National Museum of Fine Arts (top), Anthropology (bottom left), Natural History (bottom right)
Established1998
LocationManila, Philippines
TypeNational museum complex
OwnerNational Museum of the Philippines
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National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum Complex in Manila refers to the main or central museums of the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila, most of which are within the grounds of the Rizal Park.

Background[edit]

The National Museum Complex is the collective designation for the central museums of the National Museum of the Philippines as per the Republic Act No. 8492. also known as the National Museum Act of 1998. It reserved the Executive House Building (also known as the Old Congress Building), the Department of Finance Building and the Department of Tourism Building along the Agrifina Circle in Rizal Park, as the permanent and exclusive site of the National Museum.[1] The National Planetarium, also within the site of the Rizal Park and managed by the National Museum since 1975, was included in the complex by virtue of Republic Act No. 11333.[2] The buildings named in Republic Act No. 8492 would be converted into distinct museums.

The National Museum of the Philippines, the umbrella museum institution of the government, is responsible in managing and developing the Complex.[3]

Features[edit]

Institutions[edit]

Institution Building Opened
National Museum of Fine Arts 04762jfNational Museum of the Philippines Ermita Manilafvf 07.jpg Executive House
(Congress/Legislative Building)
2000
National Museum of Anthropology Pic stock-geo ph-mm-manila-ermita-rizal park-old finance bldg. (national museum annex) (2014) a0001.JPG Department of Finance Building 1998
National Museum of Natural History National Museum of National History (Manila) in 2019.jpg Department of Tourism Building
(Agriculture and Commerce Building)
2017
National Planetarium 02594jfManila Ermita Planetarium Rizal Park Padre Burgos Streets Buildings Landmarksfvf 15.jpg 1975 (now closed)

Monuments[edit]

  • Gomburza Monument: The Gomburza Monument by Solomon Saprid, opposite the Executive Building, shall be maintained by the National Museum.[2]
  • Sentinel of Freedom (Lapu-Lapu Monument): The Sentinel of Freedom, or the Lapu-Lapu Monument by Juan Sajid Imao in the present Agrifina Circle is likewise maintained by the National Museum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL MUSEUM SYSTEM, PROVIDING FOR ITS PERMANENT HOME AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES". The LawPhil Project: Arellano Law Foundation. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Republic Act No. 11333" (PDF). Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Merez, Arianne (July 16, 2019). "Duterte Signs Law Strengthening National Museum". ABS-CBN-News. Retrieved July 22, 2019.

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