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ROOTS: International Museum Day 2016


It’s International Museum Day once again and we are continuing our tradition of offering FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION in celebration of this occasion this Friday, May 20, 2016! This yearin line with the theme set by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), “Museums and Cultural Landscapes,” we shall specifically be celebrating the Philippines’ ethnolinguistic diversity through a collaborative art installation and a food fair showcasing regional flavours. The event will be called ROOTS.

Registration is on the day itself at the Museum Plaza (near the Ayala Museum Fountain and Museum Cafe).


    • Museum and Library operating hours and free admission is from 12 nn – 8PM. Registration will end by 7:30 PM.
    • Ayala Museum reserves the right to stop entry once the maximum number of guests is reached. At this point, guests would have to wait in line for those inside to finish before they can enter.
    • Photography is only allowed at the 2nd floor and at the Food Fair.
    • Refrain from touching the art works.
    • Food and drinks are not allowed inside the galleries.
    • Wear appropriate clothes.
    • Bring some cash for Museum Shop and Food Fair purchases.

Recommended Route / timing (Recommended to have 3 hours) 

  • Start at the 2nd floor (30 minutes to 1 hour).
    • Browse through the special exhibition The Secret World of Books, a retrospective of the book and publication design works of Karl Castro.
    • Deposit big bags, water bottle, umbrella and paper bags at the Baggage Counter.
    • Rent the Audio Guide or purchase the Diorama guidebook for Php 75.
    • Avail of the discounted access to Ayala Museum and The Mind Museum by purchasing Art x Science All Day Pass for Php 600, valid until December 30, 2016!
    • Get unlimited access to the museum and some discounts valid for one year by signing up for Ayala Museum Membership.
    • See your Social Studies class come to life as you walk through the 60 Dioramas of Philippine History!
  • 3rd floor (30 minutes – 1 hour)
    • Marvel at the masterful artworks of National Artist Ang Kiukok and modern artist and art patron Fernando Zobel.
    • Browse through artsy and unique gift items exclusively available or consigned at the Museum Shop.
    • Be part of the CommuniTree collaborative exhibition.
    • Sample quality Filipino products from Island Gems, KKK, Malagos Chocolate and Destileria Limtuaco.
  • 4th floor (30 minutes – 1 hour)
    • Be reminded of our rich cultural and material heritage through the Gold of AncestorsA Millennium of Contact, and Art and Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles exhibitions.
    • Washrooms are available at the 4th floor.

Food Fair participants:

Island Gems is a food manufacturing company that specializes in fruit fillings and savoury preserves. It was established in 2012 and since then, its Laing Spicy has won the Inaugural Katha Award in 2015 for Best Food, and was nominated by French Group SIAL for its innovative, all natural, preservative-free, food preserves.

Island Gems, famous for its special laing, proudly partners with Malagos Cheese, the country’s premium local cheese.

As part of this year’s theme, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. will feature regional flavours Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Dalandan, Amadeo Coffee Liqueur, Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur and other local brews.

As a nation of coffee lovers, guests will surely enjoy the unique taste of KKK Coffee owned by famous designer and entrepreneur Brian Tenorio. Kapeng LabuyoKapeng Salabat and other coffee products with a special Pinoy twist will be available for sale.

Finally, fresh from winning their second International Academy of Chocolate award, the pure and all-natural chocolate products of Malagos Chocolate will be shipped all the way from Davao.

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