Museums / Galleries

Bulwagan ng Dangal

University Main Library, Fernandez St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

Description:
The Bulwagan ng Dangal (BnD) provides a rich venue to sift through the growing University Art Collection, re-view, re-read and re-contextualize it to suit particular contemporary purposes and present it through various thematic exhibitions.

Museum Hours:
Tue – Fri: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact Information:
Telephone: (63-2) 981-8500 loc. 2874
Email: bnd.uhm@gmail.com

Costume Museum

2nd floor of Alonso Hall, College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Description:
The College of Home Economics (CHE) Costume Museum is under the management of the CTID Department. It houses a collection of more than a thousand pieces of rare historic Filipino costumes and accessories (shoes, bags, belts, veils, hats, etc.). The museum’s collection is composed of rare and authentic items which represent a valuable segment of the historical development of the Filipino cultural heritage. To date, this collection is superior to other museum collections in terms of relevance to historic development of styles of Filipino costumes. The museum also serves as a laboratory for Clothing Technology majors , specifically for students in CT 25 class who are required to do laboratory work in the Costume Museum.

Contact Information:
Contact Person: Prof. Monica Rayala
Telephone: +9818500 local 3404
Email: che.ctid@yahoo.com

Website:  
www.che-up.com

(Source: www.che-up.com)

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Jose V. Santos Herbarium

Pavilion IV, Institute of Biology, Quirino Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City 

Description:
Houses a collection of approximately 20,000 specimens, chiefly vascular plants, including Grasses by Santos, Ferns by Zamora, general collections by Leonardo Co.

Brief History:
A small teaching collection prior to World War Two. Most collections are from after that date, but due to lack of clerical support the herbarium was dedicated largely to storage until 2010. The cleaning and curation of the herbarium is now nearly complete.

Museum Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Contact Information:
Contact Person:
James V. LaFrankie / Sandra Yap
Number/s:  (63-2) 981-8500 local 3728 / (63) 917-9133551

National Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

NIMBB Bldg., National Science Complex, College of Science, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Description:
The National Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (NIMBB) of UP Diliman is a premier research and educational institution. The building was designed by Augusto M. Concio, former Dean of the UST College of Architecture.

Contact Information:
Telephone: +632 981-8615 / 981-8616
Fax: +632 925-3249

Website:
www.nimbb.upd.edu.ph

UP Biology Invertebrate Museum

Rm. 111, West wing of Zoology Building, Quirino Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City

Description:
The UP Biology Invertebrate Museum has just been recently opened, with the help of the Source of Solutions (SOS) Grant from the OVCRD. The facility has two main thrusts: restore and revitalise its display collection and research collection.

Brief History: 
The UP Biology Invertebrate Museum, then simply called the Invertebrate Museum,  was established when the Department of Zoology and Department of Botany were still separate units. Two major expeditions were led by P. De Mesa and M. Delgado in the 1940’s, which included the marine, freshwater and terrestrial invertebrates. Since then, collecting trips from different projects, and ecology and taxonomy courses have added up to the Museum’s holdings. In the 1980’s, however, activities in the Museum came to a halt, and the facility was used simply for storing specimens. It has been closed since then. In 2012, the Museum was re-opened with the Source of Solutions (SOS) Grant from the OVCRD. At present, the UP Biology Invertebrate Museum has about 5,000 records composed of the following: 1,279 Arthropods, 582 Cnidarians, 602 Echinoderms, and 2,819 Mollusks.

Collection:
Francisco Nemenzo Collection of Hermatypic Corals; Neon Rosell Cirripedia Type Specimens; Fernando Dayrit Collection of Philippine Shells; Other collections of sponges, cnidarians, arthropods, mollusks and echinoderms

Exhibitions / Events:
Small group tours conducted; interactive displays still under rennovation

Museum Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Contact Information:
Contact Person:
Gizelle A. Batomalaque
Number/s: +639399085457 / (63-2) 981-8500 loc. 3730  / (63) 939-9085457

Website:  www.biology.upd.edu.ph/invmuseum

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UP College of Music Museum of Musical Instruments

2nd Floor, Abelardo Hall, UP College of Music, Osmeña Avenue, Diliman, QC

Description:
An interactive museum wherein the musical instruments displayed are also featured in performances and audio-video presentations; also the venue for Musikolokya – an ongoing series of interdisciplinary fora on the subject of expressive culture, in particular, on music-culture – and for various other exhibits such as displays of original Philippine music manuscripts and memorabilia of Filipino composers

Brief History:
The UP College of Music Museum of Musical Instruments was founded on February 4, 1991 under the deanship of Prof. Juan Ramos.  It is maintained by the Department of Music Research.  The museum is located on the second floor of the Main Building of Abelardo Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Exhibited at the museum are ethnic musical instruments from the Philippines and other countries.  The musical instruments are classified by country broken down as follows Philippines (57%), Japan (18%), Indonesia (15%), Korea (7%) and from other countries (3%) such as Australia, China & Africa.  Acquisition of the foreign instruments was through gifts and donations while the Philippine collection was acquired through purchase.

Museum Hours:   
Monday to Friday, by appointment

Contact Information:
Contact Person:
Mr. Rommel Gojo
Telephone: 929-6963, 981-8500 loc. 2635
Faculty-in-Charge:  Dr. Verne Dela Peña, Department of Musicology Chairperson

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UP NIGS-UPGAA Geology Museum

National Institute of Geological Sciences Building G. Velasquez corner C.P. Garcia Streets University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101

Description:
The NIGS-UPGAA Geology Museum is located within the national center of excellence in geology in the premier national university of the country. The main focus of the museum is to serve as a teaching venue for earth science education in the Philippines. It is one of the few, if not the only museum of its kind in the Philippines that has a comprehensive display of types of minerals, rocks and fossils presented systematically. Other exhibits concentrate on Philippine fossil material such as the fossil elephant, Stegodon and other vertebrate remains from 1-2 million year old rocks from nearby Antipolo, Rizal and invertebrate fossils from several sites around the Philippines. Large rock and fossil specimens are exhibited for visitors to touch. A section is devoted to Applied Geology featuring dioramas of oil and geothermal production, an interactive display of Philippine ore deposits, faults and volcanoes, ore samples and computer interactive booths. Earth science videos are featured in a corner of this section. Hands-on activities for younger visitors to dig for fossil replica, investigate microfossils under the microscope and plate tectonics are currently on display.

The museum also plans to serve as a venue to showcase the various researches of the Institute’s faculty and researchers and to promote geology and their research to a wider audience. Space has been allocated for changing exhibits to serve this purpose.

Since its official opening in October 2007, the museum has seen a steady stream of visitors from preschool to university age students and the curious general public.

Museum Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Information:
Contact Person:
 Dr. Alyssa Peleo-Alampay
Telephone: (632) 924-2709, (632) 924-2485/ 929-6047
Email: ampanigs@yahoo.com.

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Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center 

UP College of Arts ang Letters, Roxas Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

Description: 
Houses the Jorge Vargas collection and memorabilia, special exhibitions, and a permanent art collection.

Brief History: 
The University of the Philippine acquired a full-fledged museum of art and history when Jorge B. Vargas donated his rich collection of Filipiniana art works and materials to his alma mater on March 1, 1978.  This collection was assembled over a lifetime, and peaked during the forty years Mr. Vargas served as a dedicated public servant, spanning both the Commonwealth and Japanese periods.  The Vargas collection, which used to be housed at the Kawilihan compound in Mandaluyong, was transferred to the University’s Diliman campus in February 1987 after completion of the Jorge B. Vargas Museum building.  The museum was formally inaugurated in August 1988.

Museum Hours:  
Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Information:
Contact Person:
Dr. Patrick D. Flores, Curator
Phone: +632 928 1927, +632 981 8500 local 4023 or 4024

Website:
http://vargasmuseum.upd.edu.ph/

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/vargasmuseum.upd/info

Twitter:  @UPVargasMuseum

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