Free Admission on Ayala Museum: International Museum Day :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Free admission at Ayala Museum tomorrow! :) yes, you're reading that correctly :)
This is because of the International Museum Day. I am really crossing my fingers that I can drop by there tomorrow. I really want to be part of this. I've been fascinated with museums ever since I was a kid. I think this is the perfect time for all of us to appreciate museums more. 

International Museum Day 2012

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the 35th anniversary of International Museum Day around 18 May, 2012.

In 2012, Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New inspirations is the theme of International Museum Day. Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate.

International Museum Day will allow its visitors to wonder about the role of museums in our new society, in the era of new media, and to discover and rediscover how museums are looking to the future in terms of sustainable development.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Momentum has been rising unabated ever since. In 2011, International Museum Day garnered record breaking participation with almost 30,000 museums hosting events in more than 120 countries.

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For One-Day, The Ayala Museum is on Free Admission.
Happening only on International Museum Day, May 18, 2012.
Museum Schedule: 9:00am to 6:00pm (Friday)
For inquiries, please call at 757-7117 to 21.
Pay parking is available at Greenbelt 4 Parking.
From the Ayala stop of the Metro Rail Transit, it is a 10-minute walk through restaurants and retail shops towards Greenbelt Park to get to the Ayala Museum.

Regular Admission Fees
Ground to Third Floor Galleries (Adult - Resident) P150
Ground to Third Floor Galleries (Adult - Non-Resident) P350
Ground to Third Floor Galleries (Child, Student, Senior Citizen - Resident) P75
Ground to Third Floor Galleries (Child, Student, Senior Citizen - Non-Resident) P250
Ground to Fourth Floor Galleries (Adult - Resident) P225
Ground to Fourth Floor Galleries (Adult - Non-Resident) P425
Ground to Fourth Floor Galleries (Child, Student, Senior Citizen - Resident) P125
Ground to Fourth Floor Galleries (Child, Student, Senior Citizen - Non-Resident) P300
Teachers get complimentary admission upon presentation of their faculty IDs.

The Ayala Museum
Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati

About The Museum
Envisioned in the 1950s by the late artist, Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo, the Ayala Museum became a reality in 1967 as a project of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (then known as the Filipinas Foundation, Inc.). The museum's first home was in the Insular Life Building on Ayala Avenue in Makati. In 1974, the first Ayala Museum building on Makati Avenue, designed by the late National Artist for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin, was inaugurated. The museum's current building on the corner of De La Rosa Street was formally dedicated on September 28, 2004. It was Ayala's gift to the Filipino people in celebration of the Ayala Corporation's 170th anniversary. Led by Leandro Y. Locsin, Jr, the museum was designed by the architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin and Partners.

Ground Floor Gallery: The 26th AIAE Homecoming Exhibit - Featuring sixteen of the most relevant contemporary visual artists of the Philippines today.
Second Floor Gallery: The Diorama Experience: An encounter with Philippine history. (Permanent Collection)
Second Floor Gallery: Boat Gallery: The Ayala Museum's collection of finely crafted ship models; a tribute to the boats of yore (Permanent Collection)
Third Floor Gallery: Images of Nation: Victorio Edades - An homage to National Artist and Father of Philippine Modern Painting.
Third Floor Gallery: Pioneers of Philippine Art: One hundred years of Philippine art from the late 19th to the 20th century in the works of Luna, Amorsolo, and Zobel
Fourth Floor Gallery: Gold of Ancestors: Pre-colonial Treasures in the Philippines
Special Collection
Fourth Floor Gallery: Embroidered Multiples, 18th to 19th Century Philippine Costumes (Special Collection)
A Millennium of Contact: Chinese and Southeast Asian Trade Ceramics in the Philippines (Special Collection)

Tickets: Kindly present your tickets to security guards before entering the galleries. Tickets are valid for one use only. Please feel free to stay as long as you need in each gallery before leaving the area.

Tour Flow: The tour of the entire museum takes about two hours. Wall texts, interactive stations and exhibition guides are provided in the galleries to help explain and enhance the exhibitions.

Children: Children must be supervised by their parents or an adult at all times. Due to the nature of the installations, only children 9 years and older are allowed on the Fourth Floor Galleries.

Personal Conduct: Museum visitors are expect to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times. Museum security reserves the right to detain people who behave inappropriately.

Photography: Photo taking or video recording is not allowed inside the museum. All cameras must be deposited at the baggage counter.

Artworks: Guests are requested to stand at least 12 inches away from the museum displays to prevent any accidents. Touching of any artwork or artifact is strictly prohibited. Leaning or resting on pedestals and gallery walls are also strictly prohibited.

Bags and Parcels: All bags, parcels, and/or items measuring greater than 9" x 6" x 1" must be checked at the baggage counter at the ground floor. Please bring your valuables with you. Clear plastic bags are provided for your use. All belongings must be collected on the same day.

Mobile Phones: Mobile phones must be switched to silent mode inside the galleries. They should not be used to make or receive calls while inside the museum galleries. Using mobile phones to take pictures or videos inside the museum is strictly prohibited.
Food and Beverages: Food, beverages, candy, and gum are not allowed inside the museum.
Animals: Pets are not permitted inside the museum.

Smoking: The Museum is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed within the building.


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  1. that is good!
    I remember that i have been there when i was in gradeschool. :)

  2. Shared this at Special Education Philippines fan page. :)

  3. @Renowned Sea Sun - Hi Liz :) good for you, I've never been to Ayala Museum hehe which is why I really want to go there tomorrow :) wish me luck!

    @Special Education Philippines - Thank you :) I really wish DepEd would recommend school to visit museum rather than malls, parks etc. :)