Exhibit, Museum, UP Vargas Museum



Opens on 5 May 2009
3F Memorabilia Room
UP Vargas Museum

In line with the University of the Philippines’ centennial celebrations, the UP Vargas Museum opens JBV@UP at the Memorabilia Room on 5 May 2009. The exhibition will feature photographs and personal memorabilia of Jorge B. Vargas (JBV) and his lifelong involvement with his alma mater, the University of the Philippines.

The exhibit pays tribute to Mr. Vargas for his most valuable contributions to the university and how the UP helped shape the character of its alumnus. A hundred years has passed since JBV first entered the university in the College of Liberal Arts in 1909. Graduating with honors and finishing two university degrees in just five years, JBV was an excellent student. At the College of Law, one of his classmates was Jose Yulo, who was to become one of the stalwarts of Philippine politics just like him. JBV then became the country’s first Executive Secretary during the Commonwealth Period. In 1978, he was encouraged by then UP President Onofre Corpuz to donate his sizeable collection of art, stamps, coins, books, and memorabilia to the university.

JBV was an outstanding alumnus and leader, and, became one of the nominees for UP President to succeed President Rafael Palma in 1934. He was awarded Most Distinguished Alumnus in 1937 by the Board of Citizens of the UPAA. In 1978, the UP Board of Regents conferred on Mr. Vargas the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa.

UP is indeed privileged to be the recipient of Mr. Vargas’ bequest which has been cited as the largest single gift by an individual to an institution in the country and in Asia.
For more information about JBV@UP exhibit, please contact the UPVM at numbers 981-8500 loc. 4034, 9281927 (direct line), 928-1925 (telefax), or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.


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