Museums serve as a home to our tangible moveable heritage such as artworks, religious items, artifacts, and archaeological finds.
Last year, NEDA celebrated National Heritage Month by visiting and learning about #MgaKuwentongPamana that transpired within the walled city of Intramuros. This year, while we are working together to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we enjoin the NEDA community to find time to visit a #MuseumFromHome to celebrate our shared tangible heritage.
Did you know that the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Presidential Museum and Library, and Museo de Intramuros, to name a few, have made their exhibits available online for the public to visit virtually? For your reference, we have compiled some of these virtual tours in the attached document.
Viewing the ‘Spoliarium’ by Juan Luna through a virtual walk-through of the National Museum of Fine Arts at https://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph/Firefly/Go_Museum.html
We also have a lot of tangible built heritage, such as churches, mosques, government buildings and monuments. These also include heritage houses and historical shrines that have been converted into museums, such as the ones managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Fortunately, some of these are also available for us to visit online through Google Maps!
Virtual visit of the Daraga Church in Albay through Google Maps at https://firstname.lastname@example.org,123.7124722,3a,90y,259.98h,119.4t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipMMlC_1DwRB3rM6Mhi09ZjYk6Y9lX05mbW_NR7g!2e10!3e12!7i13312!8i6656
As National Heritage Month 2020 comes to a close, we encourage those who will find the time to do these virtual tours to post your experience and to share them with your friends on social media using the hashtag #MgaKuwentongPamana, even beyond the month of May.
In this difficult time, let our shared culture and heritage remind us that we have more in common than what divides us. May this ignite our collective spirit of bayanihan and let us continue to work together towards a better normal and a better life for every Filipino. #WeHealAsOne