Past Meets Future: Museums in the Philippines Are Now Online

Never stop exploring even when stuck at home.

Ayala Museum's virtual exhibit of Gold in Our Veins by Mark Lewis Lim Higgins
PHOTO BY website/ayala museum

( From shopping to theater-going, a number of things in our lives have changed greatly as the whole world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. There's been a shift to the digital space with shops, restaurants, and theater companies relying on the Internet to reach their customers and showcase their content to the public. Museums and galleries have also started to adapt, ensuring that the arts, whether visual or otherwise, continue to remain accessible even to an audience that's stuck at home.

The Ayala Museum, for one, has expanded their virtual portfolio by beefing up their YouTube channel, strengthening their presence on Google Arts and Culture, and organizing a range of webinars. The museum's most interesting online exhibit to date is a virtual walkthrough of Mark Lewis Lim Higgins' Gold in Our Veins, initially exhibited in 2019. The show highlights the rich histories of Indochina, the East Indies, and the Philippines through paintings and a carefully curated collection of artifacts shown in an exhibit hall—rendered in 3D—that's been made to look like a 1930s Chinese warehouse.


The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City, on the other hand, keeps science alive through a video series of science tricks that are sure to keep kids amazed. These aren't your usual boring science lectures, but lively demonstrations on optical illusion, how to make a rubber egg, and cool ways to defy gravity.

Also read:
10 Philippine Museums and Galleries You Can Visit From Home
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Here's a glimpse of what the Ayala Museum and Mind Museum have in store for those who'd like to pay them a virtual visit:

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