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LOOK: Ayala Museum is adding a fourth floor with three revamped exhibitions

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Aug 02, 2022 2:56 pm

After having its soft opening in December of 2021, the Ayala Museum is now in full swing!

The art gallery will be having the opening of its fourth floor housing three revamped permanent exhibitions on Philippine Pre-colonial Gold, Indigenous Textiles & Southeast Asian Trade Ware Ceramics starting Aug. 3.

The exhibitions tell the story of the crossroads of PH civilizations — or how the country’s identity, imagery, and ingenuity were shaped by a millennium of interactions within the networks of exchange within Asia and beyond. The new exhibitions include:

Skeins of Knowledge, Threads of Wisdom

The exhibit will showcase the Philippines' indigenous textile arts boasting the creativity, adaptability, and sophistication of the early Filipinos.

Ceramics and Cultural Currency: Exchanges of Pottery and Prestige

This gallery will dazzle goers with large quantities of Chinese and Southeast Asian trade ceramics found in the Philippine archipelago indicating cultural exchange in the region as early as the ninth century.

Gold of Ancestors: Pre-colonial Treasure in the Philippines

Originally opened in 2008, the Gold of Ancestors exhibition has been refreshed with more than one thousand archaeological gold objects before the Spanish colonization.

    They will be joining Ayala Museum's already existing group of galleries, including ‘Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippines’, ‘Landscape into Painting: Fernando Zobel Serie Blanca’, ‘Dioramas of Philippine History', the Filipinas Heritage Library’s ‘Liberation: War & Hope’, and more.

    Meanwhile, the museum's Visible Storage collection will also be added to the 4th floor where guests can view more of their archaeological, ethnographic, fine arts, and historical objects.

    Ayala Museum is located in Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue, corner Dela Rosa Street, Ayala Center, Makati. Interested patrons will need to prebook tickets at for P350 / head.