National Museum of Anthropology (Manila)

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National Museum of Anthropology
Pambansang Museo ng Antropolohiya
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National Museum of Anthropology (Manila) is located in Rizal Park
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila)
Location within Rizal Park
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila) is located in Manila
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila)
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila) (Manila)
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila) is located in Philippines
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila)
National Museum of Anthropology (Manila) (Philippines)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 14°35′07″N 120°58′51″E / 14.58528°N 120.98083°E / 14.58528; 120.98083
TypeAnthropology museum
National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum of Anthropology (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Antropolohiya), formerly known as the Museum of the Filipino People (Filipino: Museo ng Lahing Filipino), is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines which houses Ethnological and Archaeological exhibitions. It is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila adjacent to the National Museum of Fine Arts building.

Built c.1916-1918 from a neoclassical design by Canadian-American architect Ralph Harrington Doane when he was consulting architect to the Philippine government,[1] the building formerly housed the Department of Finance.[2] It also houses the wreck of the San Diego, ancient artifacts, and zoology divisions.

Current Galleries/Offices[edit]

Ground floor[edit]

Hallway leading to the offices
  • Ifugao House / Courtyard
  • Office of the Exhibition, Editorial, and Media Production Services Division
  • Office of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines
  • Office of the Archaeology Division
  • Office of the Ethnology Division
  • Office of the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division
  • National Museum Library

Second floor[edit]

The San Diego: 500 Years of Maritime Trade Gallery
Garing: The Philippines at the Crossroads of Ivory Trade Gallery
  • Marble Hall
  • The San Diego: 500 Years of Maritime Trade
  • Garing: The Philippines at the Crossroads of Ivory Trade

Third floor[edit]

A Maranao kulintang ensemble displayed at the Bangsamoro Gallery
A diorama of the discovery of burial jars displayed at the "Kaban ng Lahi" Gallery
  • Lantaka: Of War and Peace
  • Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall (National Living Treasure)
  • Lumad: Mindanao
  • Faith, Tradition and Place: Bangsamoro Art from the National Ethnographic Collection
  • Kaban ng Lahi (Archaeological Treasures)
  • Biyay: Traditional Ecological Knowledge among Philippine Negrito Communities

Fourth floor[edit]

Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change Gallery
One of the textiles exhibited at the "Hibla ng Lahing Filipino" Gallery
  • Reception Hall (Changing Gallery)
  • Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles
  • Baybayin: Ancient and Traditional Scripts of the Philippines
  • Entwined Spheres: Mats and Baskets as Containers, Costumes and Conveyors
  • Office of the Museum Services Division

Fifth floor[edit]

  • National Ethnographic Collection Repositories

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ralph Harrington Doane," BackBayHouses.org
  2. ^ Villalon, A. (30 January 2017). "At long last, Manila now has a museum precinct/complex". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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