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Junior Museum Guides is now on its 11th year!

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We are now accepting registration for JUNIOR MUSEUM GUIDES 2016 happening on May 17-21 and 24-28, 2016!

Vargas Museum joins the world in celebrating 2016 International Museum Day by holding a nine-day museum training for children. This year, JMG highlights the museum as a place of interaction among many kinds of cultures and peoples. The theme for 2016 as set by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is “Museum and Cultural Landscapes.”

JMG 2016 is for children 8 to 12 years old. The workshop will be held for two weeks from Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm. The lessons that the junior museum guides will learn are basic museum practices: docenting inside galleries, documenting and handling of museum objects, and planning of an exhibition. Hands-on art activities for this year are the following: Drawing and Comics-Making by Manix Abrera, Printmaking by Angelo Magno and Mars Bugaoan and Paper Art by Dexter Sy and LJ Ablola. A graduation cum exhibition opening will culminate the JMG activities on the tenth day. The 11th edition of JMG is supported by Friuli Trattoria.

Registration fee is P4,500.00 which will include kits and snacks. Early bird registration fee of P4,000.00 is available until May 7. Call us at 928-1927 for registration and inquiries.

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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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The Nature of the Collection (1F Galleries) and Revisiting the Conservative (3F Galleries) are extended until 22 June 2019. For group tours, please contact vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph.
The 2019 Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena at the UP Vargas Museum resume on 22 June. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults. Mr. Sena teaches painting, drawing, still life, portraiture, landscape, and figures. Schedule: 9-11:30am, eight Saturdays For details, please contact Vargas Museum (Linda) at 928-1927 or Mr. Sena at 376-2196 during office hours.
ADVISORY: Galleries will be closed early at 12 PM tomorrow, 13 June 2019, for a book launch. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
ADVISORY: The museum will be closed tomorrow, Independence Day. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
“Mr. Jorge B. Vargas, the designated Mayor of Greater Manila by President Quezon back in 1942, was an ardent client and devoted friend of Amorsolo. Aside from having his own portrait done he commissioned Amorsolo a variety of paintings with subjects ranging from family and friends’ portraits to views of residences, landscapes and seascapes, from war scenes and historical events to nude studies. Mr. Vargas had been so close a friend to Amorsolo that he would even confide to the artist his personal problems.” The Nature of the Collection 1F Galleries Exhibition runs until June 15, 2019 --- Source: Lazo, Sylvia Amorsolo et al. Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo: Recollections of the Amorsolo Family. 2009.
ADIVSORY: UP Vargas Museum will be closed today, 6 June 2019, for Lekturang Norberto Romualdez. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph

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