International Museum Day 2015: Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum opened its doors for free on May 17 in celebration of International Museum Day. The place was abuzz with visitors who came to enjoy the art as well as the shops.

Ayala Museum International Museum Day

Ayala Museum International Museum Day

I’ve been to the Ayala Museum a couple of times in the past and each visit was enjoyable. But this trip was extra special since this is the first time I witnessed yakan weaving.

Yakan Weaving at Ayala Museum

Yakan Weaving at Ayala Museum

Evilinda from the indigenous tribe Yakan in Mindanao demonstrates their art form of weaving locally sourced fibers into a table runner. Other products include placemats, coasters, and sling bags.

My all-time favorite exhibit at the Ayala Museum is the Gold of Ancestors – it showcases the sophisticated pre-colonization society of early Filipinos.

I know I’m not supposed to take photos but I couldn’t resist boasting to the world about our literally rich heritage. I hope Ayala Museum doesn’t ban me. Lol

Gold necklaces at the Ayala Museum

Gold necklaces at the Ayala Museum

Gold of Ancestors at the Ayala Museum

Gold of Ancestors at the Ayala Museum

Gold of Ancestors at Ayala Museum

Gold could be seen everywhere, especially in the house of the elite.

Gold of Ancestors at Ayala Museum

Gold was the status symbol of the day. The thicker the gold, the richer they were.

Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum

Thank you, Ayala Museum, for offering a peak into your glorious collection.

I hope to visit the National Museum as well before the month ends. Their doors are open for free everyday except Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM for the whole month of May in celebration of International Museum Day.

What’s your favorite museum? Tell me in the comments. 🙂